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Sustainable, Resilient Rochester

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: 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  

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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June 11, 2020: RNeighbbors

Partnership with City of Rochester  

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May 18, 2020: Plans for a pair of transit villages connected by a dedicated route are being scaled back.

"The council opted to move forward with a modified plan for a single village at Mayo Clinic’s west parking lot along Second Street Southwest and a transit system traveling east and west with a loop around the city-county Government Center."

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May 12, 2020: Diversity Council Newsletters with COVID-19 Info

In light of all that is going on throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Diversity Council wants to remain a connector and convener for all those in need throughout our community. If you are aware of valuable information and resources, please email info@diversitycouncil.org and we will do our best to increase awareness.

If you have needs to express as an individual or member of a particular community, please reach out to info@diversitycouncil.org. Diversity Council is willing and happy to hear your concerns and connect you with the correct resources.

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May 11, 2020: Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce - back to work info series

Topics include: 5 Steps to Reopening your business safely, Liability Concerns for Reopening Your Business

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April 29, 2020: Techsoap news: Zoom, Teams, COVID-19 forum, Slack,

Techsoap newsletter with information on better usage of collaboration technologies. 

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April 22, 2020: The Resilience of the Nonprofit Sector Shines Through

This time of uncertainty has pushed nonprofit organizations to tap into their creativity and come up with inventive ways to engage and serve their communities. At the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, community is our compass, so we are inspired to see the community-led ingenuity of the nonprofit sector during this pandemic.

Below are several nonprofits we fund that are offering resources and virtual programming during Minnesota’s mandated stay at home order:

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April 16, 2020: Microgrants to Help Support Entrepreneurial Activity

Microgrants to Help Support Entrepreneurial Activity and The ‘United We Stand’ Small Business Microgrant Fund aims to provide emergency cash assistance for brick and mortar businesses.

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April 14, 2020: Spring 2020 issue 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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April 10, 2020: Community Face Masks Collection

As the demands from our non-medical essential service staff and volunteers continue to increase, government and healthcare partners have come together to help collect and distribute masks to organizations in need.

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April 02, 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 31, 2020: Steps To Inspire Generosity

Minnesota Discovery Recovery Fund issues first grants. 

Investing in community-led solutions: supporting our nonprofit partners

Advocating for equity: Standing with our AAPI community

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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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