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Sustainability and Resiliency Action Plan

The Sustainability and Resiliency Action Plan will focus on five key areas - Vibrant Neighborhoods, City for Health, Transportation, Resilient Economy, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions - highlighting economic, environmental, and social resiliency strategies that can help guide the city on future decision making. This will better prepare the community for foreseen and unforeseen impacts from disasters, but also strengthen the community through successes.

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Project Information

About the project

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

Develop 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) ; Discovery Walk Co-designing ; 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

 

Key Status Reports


Key Status Reports


Sustainable, Resilient Rochester   Date: 2020/09/29  

Sustainability Task Force - Survey to Share



Sustainability Related Events => LINK


Key Status Reports


Sustainable, Resilient Rochester   Date: 2020/09/29  

Sustainability Task Force - Survey to Share


 

All Reports


September 29, 2020: Sustainable, Resilient Rochester

Sustainability Task Force - Survey to Share

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July 03, 2019: Sustainable Energy

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

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December 23, 2016: 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: 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: 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  

October 10, 2020: Competition vs Collaboration

The challenge is to coordinate the logic models of each of these anchor projects. 

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September 22, 2020: Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Major Milestone

(1) City Council approved ICI Resolution (2) City Council Study Session on ICI Index  

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August 24, 2020: Diversity Council

Diversity Council is coordinating an ask to the City of Rochester for Conservation Funds.  

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August 20, 2020: Another Milestone with ICI

   The City of Rochester, in partnership with the Diversity Council and others, announced the release of the draft Intercultural Cities Initiative program index report and an upcoming virtual site visit. 

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August 20, 2020: Parks & Recreation Department Seek Community Partners for Conservation Corp Program

The City of Rochester Parks and Recreation department is seeking community partners to assist with staffing for the Rochester Conservation Corps.   

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August 11, 2020: Best Practices in Managing Your Team in 2020 — Aug 20 Webinar

  Rochester professionals, Nicky Espinosa, Director of Strategy Management, Mayo Clinic (and executive coach, Nicky Espinosa Coaching),Elsa Maas, Associate HR Director, Olmsted County to be on Performance Excellence Network panel Best Practices in Managing Your Team in 2020 — Aug 20 Webinar

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August 06, 2020: Spring, Summer 2020 issues of Nonprofit News

 As the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) works to provide all nonprofit organizations, leaders, and workers access to valuable information during the challenging early weeks of COVID-19, we are happy to share the Spring 2020 issue of Nonprofit News with MCN members and nonmembers alike in a convenient digital format.

 

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June 23, 2020: Rochester Nonprofit Consortium Commits to Racial Justice

Offering a collective, community-wide commitment to action, Rochester Nonprofit Consortium leads a Collaborative Response to Racial Equity

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June 17, 2020: Beam connecting TBE with community resources

Set up connections with Diversity Council's Community Mobilization Resources and allies

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Last modified by support on 2020/09/29
Created by allnode on 2015/05/28

 

 

 

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Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

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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