Best Practice Action Detail

Best Practice Action 15.6

GreenStep City Best Practices: Environmental Management
Sustainable Purchasing No. 15

Adopt environmentally preferable purchasing policies and practices to improve health and environmental outcomes.

Best Practice Action 6

Require printing services to be purchased from companies certified by Minnesota Great Printers or by the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership.

1 star The city uses certified printing services.
2 star Achieve 1 Star AND encourage, through an outreach campaign, businesses to use certified printing services.
3 star Achieve 1 Star AND help local printers become certified. List these printers on the city web site.

Who's doing it

Hastings - 1 star
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Most of our printing is done by Graphic Design here in Hastings who is a MN certified Great Printer.
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For more information contact:
Lee Stoffel (City staff) | lstoffel@hastingsmn.gov | 651-480-2344
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Hopkins - 1 star
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The city of Hopkins currently purchases their letter head,envelopes,statements and other printing supplies from Quality Resource Group,Inc.which is a certified member of Minnesota Great Printers.
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For more information contact:
Amy Domeier (City staff) | Adomeier@hopkinsmn.com | 952-548-6304
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Lauderdale - 1 star
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Year action initially completed: 2017
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Recently changed to a certified green printer for all city printing needs including our quarterly newsletter
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For more information contact:
Heather Butkowski (City staff) | heather.butkowski@ci.lauderdale.mn.us | 651-792-7657
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Lexington - 1 star
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The printers we use are are part of Hp Eagle Solutions which is certified by Minnesota Great Printers plus the use post consumer recycled content paper
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For more information contact:
Brenda Beaudet (City Staff) | brenda.beaudet@cityoflexingtonmn.org | 763-784-2792
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Mahtomedi - 1 star
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The Environmentally friendly purchasing policy requires that printing services are to be purchased by companies certified by MN Great Printers.
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For more information contact:
Marnie McInnis (Community volunteer) | marniemcinnis@comcast.net | 6517739730
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Newport - 1 star
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The City of Newport distributes newsletters to all property owners on a quarterly basis. The City will endeavor to use a printer that is certified by MN Great Printers.
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For more information contact:
Deb Schulz (City staff) | dschulz@newportmn.com | 651-459-5677
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Nisswa - 1 star
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All of the printing paper purchased by the city of Nisswa is from Sustainable Green Print certified companies. This has been our practice for several years and we intend to continue in this manor.
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For more information contact:
Brittney Cotner (City Staff) | zoningadmin@ci.nisswa.mn.us | 2189632402
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North Saint Paul - 1 star
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The City uses certified printing services. The City Current uses Excel Document Management Inc.
for most city printing they are certified by both Minnesota Great Printers and by the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership?
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For more information contact:
Keith Stachowski (City staff) | Keith.Stachowski@northstpaul.org | 651-747-2423
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South Saint Paul - 1 star
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The City of South St. Paul mails out City Newsletters to the residents and uses GLS Companies for our newsletters. See attached.
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For more information contact:
Deb Griffith (City staff) | dgriffith@southstpaul.org | 651-554-3230
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