Welcome to the home page of Citizens for Sustainability (CFS)! Our website is an ongoing project in progress, and we are striving to make it as useful as possible for readers, so any constructive feedback is welcomed. Also, CFS also has a FaceBook page, and we invite you to visit it: https://www.facebook.com/SAVsustainability
Much of the content on this website is provided by Clifton Ware, a volunteer community sustainability organizer. Although the content has not been officially endorsed, the overall spirit of expression and inclusion of content appears to be acceptable to participants. So far, no one has voiced otherwise.
Also, although city officials—mayor, council members, city manager, and staff—give us their enthusiastic approval and kindly allow us to hold meetings at the SAV Community Center, we are not an officially sponsored city organization.
It should be noted that St. Anthony Village has earned Minnesota’s first and highest ranking to date, as a GreenStep 3 City. And now the goal is focused on attaining the state’s highest level of GreenStep 4. Also, the League of Minnesota Cities has awarded St. Anthony the City of Excellence Award for the second time. If our organization continue functions effectively, we will help the city attain the highly coveted GreenStep 4 rating, as well as continue receiving the City of Excellence Award.
ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION
We are a relatively new organization, formed in January 2013, principally as a support group challenged with the task of helping to promote and assist in implementing sustainability initiatives in St. Anthony Village and surrounding communities. A downloadable document—“St. Anthony Village Sustainability Plan” (2012)—presents an idealized vision of the city as a highly sustainable community in future years, a proposed model that can be adopted by any community. Our CFS challenge is to assist with realizing this envisioned model community.
CFS is open to anyone interested in creating resilience and sustainability. Although most of our members live in St. Anthony, we warmly welcome anyone interested in joining our cause.