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The LED lights in the parking lot west of Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar are an example of the types of measures encouraged by Minnesota GreenStep Cities. The GreenStep program recommends best practices -- efficient community lighting is one of them -- to help cities and their residents reduce their energy use. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)

Willmar, Minn., to participate in GreenStep Cities program to reduce energy use


WILLMAR -- Willmar will participate in a statewide citizen-driven program that focuses on local government opportunities to reduce energy use and greenhouse gases.

The Minnesota GreenStep program provides cost-effective sustainable development best practices in the categories of buildings and lighting; transportation; land use; environmental management; and economic and community development.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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