City of Newport, MN


Sustainability Initiatives

Sustainability Resources


City of Newport
596 7th Avenue
Newport, MN 55055
Phone: (651) 459-5677
Fax: (651) 459-9883

Hours: Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


The City of Newport is continually working to promote sustainability throughout the community through several initiatives. The City's sustainability initiatives include:


Alternative Energy Systems Ordinance

In order to maintain and enhance the quality of life for current and future residents the City Council approved an ordinance in August 2010 to allow residents, businesses and organizations to utilize alternative energy sources. Click on the link above to view the ordinance.

GreenStep Cities

At its April 19, 2012 meeting, the City Council approved a resolution authorizing the City to participate in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program which aims to assist cities by providing a pathway to greater sustainability through 28 best practices specific to Minnesota cities. Each best practice can be implemented by completing one or more specific actions from a list of four to eight actions. These actions are tailored to all Minnesota cities, focus on cost savings and energy use reduction, and encourage innovation. The City was awarded a Step 3 City Award for the program at the June League of Minnesota Cities Conference. This means that the City has completed at least 12 of the 28 best practices. Click on the link above to view which best practices the City is participating in and the status of each best practice.

Minnesota B3 Benchmarking

The City is participating in Minnesota B3 Benchmarking which is a building energy management system for public buildings in Minnesota and allows the City to manage its public buildings, improve the efficiency of each building and monitor the improvements. Click on the link above to view where the City stands compared to other Minnesota cities.

Green-Up, Clean-Up Campaign

The City of Newport takes a proactive approach to Code Enforcement to prevent residential and commercial properties from blight and deterioration but it also needs the help of its citizens to help keep Newport a clean and attractive place to live! Click on the link above to view the Green-Up, Clean-Up Campaign.