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Mayor Chris Coleman and the Saint Paul City Council are committed to making Saint Paul “The Most Livable City in America” and a leader in sustainable urban living. The city is taking proactive steps to protect our city’s air, water, and urban landscape by focusing on Carbon Dioxide (CO2) reduction activities in the areas of energy efficiency and conservation, clean energy supply, alternative fuels and transportation options, recycling and waste reduction, urban reforestation and natural resources management, and water resources management. 

The city encourages everyone to contribute to a sustainable urban living environment, and each year the Mayor and Saint Paul City Council recognizes community members and organizations for making a commitment to creating a more sustainable city through the Sustainable Saint Paul Awards

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2014 Sustainable Saint Paul Awards

Mayor Chris Coleman and the Saint Paul City Council honored the 2014 Sustainable Saint Paul Award winners on April 23!

  • Read about the award winners here.
  • Watch a video of the full ceremony here.
  • View the photos here.

(Photo on the right: Hamline Church Tech Dump - Winner of the 2014 Green Practices Award. Photo from left to right: Councilmember Chris Tolbert, Tom McCullough - Executive Director of Tech Dump, Dave Anderson - Hamline Church, Virginia Anderson - Hamline Church and Mayor Chris Coleman.)

What's New?

Go "All In"!

Mayor Chris Coleman, together with the Saint Paul City Council and officials from Ramsey County and Eureka Recycling, recently announced the beginning of an expanded, single-sort recycling program now in effect that will make recycling in Saint Paul more convenient than ever before.

The new program, called “All In,” allows Saint Paul residents to recycle most food and beverage containers numbered 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7 in addition to number 1 and 2 plastic bottles already in effect. The new program also switches to a single-sort recycling model, allowing residents to put all their recyclable material – plastics, papers, glass bottles and others – in one container. To learn more, visit  



June 14, 2014 – Opening of the Green Light Rail – check out the station events details.


National Parks and Recreation Month 


Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 - Landmark Tree Nominations Due – St. Paul, MN

The Landmark Tree Program was created to locate, document, and compile a record of notable trees within the City of Saint Paul. Any person, organization, or agency is encouraged to nominate a special tree on public or private property with the City limits. Winning trees will serve as examples of 

Nominations accepted through August 1, 2014

Landmark Tree Information and Nomination

Thursday, Aug. 21 – Monday, September 1st, 2014 Minnesota State Fair – Eco Experience- State Fair Grounds - The Eco Experience brings together hundreds of local organizations, ideas, and hands-on activities. This exhibit is designed to inspire people to lead more sustainable lives while improving quality of life and the environment. Check here for more information.

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