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Sustainable Energy Grant on Tap from McKnight Foundation

Beam Project Type: Planning     Project in Plan Phase

The McKnight Foundation is offering a grant for DMC to study and develop a “groundbreaking” sustainable energy program and policies for the DMC District and Rochester, as a whole.

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Strategy

First, listen and understand the unique needs & capabilities in Rochester

- Reliable and resilient systems

Identify potential strategies to meet Rochester goals

Coordinate with other local energy planning efforts

Use metrics and data to structure evaluation

Identify an overall vision grounded in cos-effectiveness

Impacts

PlanScape

Level 1: Best Practice ; Clean Air & water ; Sustainability

Level 2: Sustainability

DMC: Livable City ; Health & Wellness

Community Health:

Results

Formulate options for advancing DMC energy & climate goals.

- Reliable and resilient systems

Coordinate an energy infrastructure strategy & operating principles

Identity metrics by which benefits can be measured.

Highlight Activities

2018-03-25

 

 


 

 

2016-12-30

 

 

Stakeholder Interviews:

- Develop and understand: energy interests, plans, activities & goals

Evaluation: Identify, collect & analyze available data

August 27th: Brief the DMCC Board. Obtain DMCC Direction

- Brief the Board on plans for September stakeholder workshop

October 29: Report and Summary to DMCC Board

Collaboration

Lead Organization: DMC EDA

Confirmed Collaborators: City of Rochester, MN ; DMC EDA ; Mayo Clinic ; Rochester Public Utilties ; University of Minnesota Rochester

Potential Collaborators: Rochester Area Family Y

Status Reports Related PlanScape Status on: Best Practice, Clean Air & water, Sustainability

December 23, 2016 Med City Beat: Rochester will soon have an employee dedicated to sustainability initiatives

With support from the McKnight Foundation, Rochester will soon have an employee dedicated to sustainability initiatives.

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November 14, 2015 PB: Sustainable Energy Grant on Tap from McKnight Foundation

The city of Rochester has the potential to become a leader in energy efficiency and sustainability, according to two reports delivered at a Tuesday night Rochester Energy Commission special meeting.

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October 31, 2015 DMC EDA: Sustainability status presentation made to DMC Board

Mike Bull gave the DMCC Board an update on energy study in October DMCC bord meeting.

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June 15, 2018: Mayor Brede signed ICI pledge

On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 11:00 am, the Journey to Growth team, the City of Rochester and citizens of Rochester will gather in the City Hall Atrium for a special Signing Ceremony, designating Rochester as the first U.S. City to join the Council of Europe’s ICI (Intercultural Cities Initiative) program.

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May 24, 2018: Host Families for UMR Global Connections Community

  UMR is looking for Culture Host Families to build a Global Connections Community.

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May 08, 2018: CNG Steering Committee working on 2018 Compass Points

 CNG Steering Committee is working on the next version of Rochester/Olmsted County Compass report.

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April 01, 2018: CNG Steering Committee Members Letter to Rochester City Council and Mayor

CNG Steering Committee members have sent to each member of the council, the mayor, and the city administrator the following letter that supports the inclusion of the core principles of health and wellness, as well as social equity and environmental justice. 

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March 18, 2018: March 2018 In City for Good community forum

March 2018 presentation to City for Good by Olmsted County Administrator

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March 01, 2018: Mediation & Conflict Solutions Updates by Post Bulletin

2018-03-01 PB story on MCS: "Looking for help with a conflict?

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January 10, 2018: Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) Formal Alliance Proposal

A number of members of the Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) are proposing a formal alliance framework.

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December 24, 2017: Rochester A City of Compassion Steering Committee 2017 Status Report

Year end report on status and what to look forward to ...  "as Mary Alessio of the Locks of Compassion Project declares “Compassion is rippling throughout our community”

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December 12, 2017: November 2017 DMC Dashboard

YE 2017 DMC Metrics per Nov. 2, 2017 DMCC Board Meeting.

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October 16, 2017: In the Shadow of Growth Forum: Pathways to Prosperity and Well-being

At the October 5 C4G forum, Paul Flesinner talked about a national pilot project to stop generational poverty and what we need to do within the current system to accomplish this now.

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October 05, 2017: Journey of Peace 2017 Planning Workgroup

Agenda outline for the October event, August 23 Meeting Agenda and May 24 meeting notes.

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Last modified by allnode on 2018/03/25
Created by allnode on 2015/05/28

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