Your city or businesses in your city may be able to address waste reduction and energy efficiency projects sooner and faster with the help of a MnTAP intern. An intern can make suggestions that improve efficiency, save money, reduce waste, or decrease regulatory compliance burden.
Check out how the Cities of Hutchinson and Plymouth really made amazing improvements with the program in the 2019 Solutions publication summarizing the 2019 MnTAP Intern projects. This provides additional examples of project on industrial water efficiency, upstream nutrient reduction and wastewater treatment effluent nutrient optimization. The deadline for interns is come up in January.
Working on this activity can qualify under the Green Step City - Green Business Development category: "Create or participate in a marketing/outreach program to connect businesses with assistance providers, including utilities, who provide personalized energy, waste or sustainability audits and assistance."
The Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) is an outreach program at the University of Minnesota that helps Minnesota organizations develop and implement industry-tailored solutions that prevent pollution at the source, maximize efficient use of resources, and reduce energy use and costs to improve public health and the environment.