Dinsmore Wins 2017 Minneapolis Green Business Award
Dinsmore Cleaners is one of seven 2017 winners of the Minneapolis Green Business Awards. Awards were presented by our City Council representative, Jacob Frey, and his colleagues at a ceremony in Council chambers in June.
The Green Business Cost Sharing Program was one of 23 local health department programs across the nation to receive The National Association of County and City Health Officials’ (NACCHO’s) prestigious Model Practice Award in 2016.
The program offers funds to small businesses to make equipment conversions and adopt other practices that reduce emissions, which impact air quality. Emissions from these smaller, more dispersed sources aren’t regulated like power plants or other large facilities. Because of this, smaller area sources like auto body shops or printing facilities are a growing concern for our region.
The Green Business Cost Sharing Program is unique in that it treats businesses as a potential partner to address pollution. According to city officials, since 2013, the program has reduced pollution from entering Minneapolis air by nearly 12 tons.
Along with the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and Minnesota Technical Assistance Program, Environmental Initiative is a proud partner in the Green Business Cost Share Program through Clean Air Minnesota, a statewide public-private partnership to improve air quality.
For more information, visit www.minneapolismn.gov/greenbusiness.