U.S. Sen. Tina Smith visits La Crescent for tour of sustainability progress

LA CRESCENT, Minn. (WKBT) – U.S. Senator Tina Smith traveled to La Crescent on Wednesday to learn about the city’s sustainability goals.

La Crescent is a Greenstep City. Greenstep is a program that Minnesota cities can voluntarily join and implement practices that increase sustainability and quality of life for its residents.

La Crescent has started installing LED lights on city properties and streets, and the city is working on a pedestrian and bike bridge that will go over Highway 16 and connect bike trails.

“The lesson that La Crescent is teaching all of us is that you can have cleaner air, lower-cost energy, and achieve your sustainability goals all in one fell swoop, and that is a great message that I’m going to take to other places around the state,” said Sen. Smith.

If you would like to see everything La Crescent has done as part of the Greenstep initiative, there’s a list of accomplishments on the city’s website.

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