LHiNC Environment & Sustainability Committee

Co-chairs: Jeff Stites and Ginny Halloran. Committee members: Jaime Bergum, Dan Endreson, Jamie Long, Christina Palmisano, Constance Pepin.

The Environment & Sustainability Committee meets at the Linden Hills Park building on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. The Committee is always interested in adding new members–come to a meeting to see what we are about, or contact LHiNC.

Committee Mission

trolley path Mindful of our community’s impact on the global ecosystem, Linden Hills seeks to protect the environment and reduce our collective footprint by integrating environmentally sustainable policies and programs into the fabric of our neighborhood that balance the priorities of responsible environmental stewardship, economic development and quality of life. Click here to read more of the Committee’s mission.

Contact: Jeff Stites and Ginny Halloran, co-chairs

Committee Members: The committee is always interested in adding new members to the committee. If you have an interest in joining the committee, come to a meeting to meet us and see what we are all about, or contact LHiNC at info@lindenhills.org.

Committee Projects

Residential Solar: The Committee hosted a free forum on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 to address residential solar options available to homeowners. To find out more about solar options for your home, contact Dan Endreson at dendreson@cleanwater.org.

Protect our Waterways: Help Keep Leaves Out of the Street!: The Linden Hills Environment & Sustainability Committee is collaborating with several other Southwest neighborhoods to sponsor a yard sign program encouraging residents to keep leaves out of the street. Wind and rain carry leaves to storm drains and eventually into our lakes and streams. Click here to read more about this initiative.

William Berry Woods: The LHiNC Environment Committee has adopted William Berry Woods, the small urban forest north of Lake Harriet along Richfield Road. Help us make the woods an even better place for our neighborhood to enjoy. Watch for buckthorn pulls and other events at the woods.

Environment & Sustainability Committee Mission Statement

October, 2013

Mindful of our community’s impact on the global ecosystem, Linden Hills seeks to protect the environment and reduce our collective footprint by integrating environmentally sustainable policies and programs into the fabric of our neighborhood that balance the priorities of responsible environmental stewardship, economic development and quality of life.

To fulfill this mission, the Environment & Sustainability Committee works to:

  • Educate individuals and groups who live, work and play in the area about the effects of their actions on the environment and their importance as stewards of our planet’s resources.
  • Serve as a source of information and a forum for discussion on environmental and sustainability issues.
  • Identify actions needed now and in the future that will help ensure the quality of the neighborhood’s natural resources, including air, soil, and water.
  • Promote “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” principles and practices.
  • Advocate specific policy changes and actions at the neighborhood, Southwest community and City levels that will protect and enhance the environment.
  • Create, maintain, preserve and protect green spaces, gardens and a healthy urban forest in Linden Hills.
  • Organize and empower residents to become active leaders in the neighborhood to protect our environment by adopting environmentally sustainable practices into their daily lives.
  • Enrich our participants through fun and fulfilling experiences.
  • Reach out to other groups, inspire others by our example, and adapt to changing needs in an effort to ensure that future generations live in a world where ecological values are widely held and practiced.