ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT PLANNING
Sustainability & Resilience in Action
R5DC has a long history of work around regional resiliency and renewable energy in our beautiful, biologically diverse region (e.g. Local Foods, Solar Schools, Watershed Planning, household well water loans through NCEDA). Community members in our region expressed interest in having more opportunities to expand energy and environment-related initiatives via our Comprehensive Regional Economic Development Strategy (CREDS). Through that process, R5DC has prioritized facilitating energy and environment-related projects in our region.
Our Energy and Environment Planning utilizes the years of experience and expertise at R5DC along with our collaborator, JBJ World Industries, energy and environment professionals. Our Energy & Environment Planning process prioritizes projects that complement and support a city's comprehensive plans and county's hazard mitigation plans. Through community meetings and surveys, projects are prioritized into a five-year action plan that includes investments and timelines, and identifies additional resources for further implementation.
Sustainability and resiliency planning ensures a thriving region for generations to come and is measured by the intersectional connections with environment and the WealthWorks eight forms of wealth. We are excited to continue Energy and Environment Planning with selected cities in our region during the next few years.
Check out example Energy & Environment Plans:
MN GreenCorps & AmeriCorps
R5DC is excited to host a GreenCorps member to expand and evaluate our Energy and Environment work in 2021-2022! Stay tuned for more to come on this exciting adventure. Visit ServeMinnesota for more info.