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Energy and Sustainability

Move forward from the McKnight Foundation 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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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive)

Plan Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

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

Level 2: Sustainability

DMC Impacts:

Livable City, Health & Wellness

Community Health Impacts:


Collaborators

Contact: Kevin Bright ; Email: kevinbright@dmceda.org ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: DMC EDA, City of Rochester

Known/Likely Collaborators: 100% Renewable Rochester ; City of Rochester, MN ; County of Olmsted, MN ; DMC EDA ; In the City for Good Sustainability Subgroup ; Mayo Clinic ; Rochester Public Utilties ; Sierra Club, North Star Chapter ; University of Minnesota Rochester

Potential Collaborators: Rochester Area Family Y


Related Projects

America’s Community for Health ; Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative ((BHCL) ; Building Benchmarking ; Destination Medical Center (DMC) Plan ; Health-centric Design of Discovery Walk ; Journey of Peace

Detailed Description

2019-12-17

 

Rochester Mayor @knorton29 invites #RochMN residents to join her in making a commitment to improving sustainability in our community by signing a Sustainability Pledge. A launch event will be held on December 16 at 5 p.m. in the rotunda outside of Council Chambers at City Hall. pic.twitter.com/HVML6XikOC

— DMCMN (@DMCMN) December 15, 2019

 

 


 

2015-07-31

Sustainability Related Events => LINK


Project Status/News

July 03, 2019 TBD: Sustainable Energy

The Climate Mayors Electric Vehicle Purchasing Collaborative (“the Collaborative”) agreement. 

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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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Related PlanScape Status

Best Practice, Clean Air & water, Sustainability  

March 24, 2020: COVID-19 Info Sharing App Live

A web-based app called “Roch Strong” is now live to help “our community businesses and nonprofits...overcome COVID-19 and stay strong.

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March 22, 2020: Resilient Option - finding strength and connection

Living with angry brains The next few weeks will challenge your emotional and social skills.

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March 18, 2020: Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation

Announcing the Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund (MDRF)

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February 12, 2020: Collider Foundation

Microgrants to Help Support Entrepreneurial Activity

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January 24, 2020: America’s Community for Health Meeting News

 Meeting material from Jan. meeting:

Macro and micro expected outcomes of the project. 

First pass at co-designer listConvening Co-designers

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December 20, 2019: 2019 Community for Health Workgroup Log

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

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November 27, 2019: Community Networking Group (CNG) Relaunch Conversations

CNG Steering Committee collaborating with Mayor Kim Norton to launch CNG 2.0. 

 

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November 20, 2019: DMC Transportation Plan - Circular

 DMCC Board Voted in favor of staff recommendations. 

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July 26, 2019: Pathway to Prosperity

Olmsted County  Receives Grant for Pathways Toward Prosperity and Well-Being Program,

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Created by allnode on 2015/05/28

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While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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