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The GREEN Group: Governments for Responsible EPP and Environmental Networking

The MPCA coordinates this informal network of environmental and purchasing staff from county and city governments. The GREEN Group is open to representatives of public entities from around the state. At quarterly meetings, members share EPP experiences and work on group projects to help meet their organization’s EPP goals.

Questions: Please contact Johanna Kertesz, EPP Specialist, at 651-757-2489 or johanna.kertesz@state.mn.us.

Next meeting

May 15, 2014, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hosted by: Dakota County
Location: The Recycling Zone, 3365 Dodd Road, Eagan 55121‎

Local government program highlights

  • Hennepin County: runs a Lead by Example incentive fund, producing great case studies, and works with Office Depot on a green product substitution program
  • Ramsey County: has an internal green  team and produces a quarterly Green Alternatives newsletter
  • City of Minneapolis: City Council approved a comprehensive EPP policy as well as a separate green cleaning resolution; integrated EPP into their main procurement department
  • City of Burnsville: included an EPP best management practice in their city-wide sustainability plan
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