City of Red Wing

Sustainability Commission

Staff Liaison:  Tina Folch, Email:, Phone: 651.385.3652 
Staff Liaison:  Brian Peterson, Email:, Phone: 651.385.3617   
Council Liaison:  Dan Munson, Email:, Phone: 651.212.6573

The Sustainability Commission is composed of nine to fifteen citizen members with the purpose of providing advice to the City Council concerning environmental issues and initiatives confronting the City. The Commission works with citizens, government, businesses and local community organizations to protect and preserve the ecological resources of the community so that they are in balance with the cultural, historic, recreational, and economic resources of our river and land for generations to come. Specifically, the commission is charged with recommending a sustainability plan to the City Council; assisting and advising the Council, Planning Commission and other City agencies in assessing the environmental impact of proposed undertakings; recommending environmental policies; completing studies; developing educational programs; and establishing volunteer programs and opportunities. The commission meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. Odd months meetings will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall and even month workshops will be held in the Public Works Conference Room.

Sustainability Commission Members Include:

  • Nicolas Abney (term expires 12/31/16
  • Tom Peschges (term expires 12/31/16)
  • Laura Wildenborg (tern expires 12/31/16)
  • Joan Halgren (term expires 12/31/17)
  • Randy McLaughlin (term expires 12/31/17)
  • Travis Bartlett (term expires 12/31/18)
  • Evan Brown (term expires 12/31/18)
  • Richard Huelskamp (term expires 12/31/18)
  • Gary Stone (term expires 12/31/18)

Red Wing Sustainability Vision Statement

A sustainable community meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
Based on the 1987 United Nations Report –Our Common Future

A Sustainable Community

  • Balances environment, economy and social good
  • Recognizes a healthy sustainable environment is the basis for economic and community development

Red Wing Sustainability Mission Goals

  • Ensure a healthy and safe environment
  • Strive to enhance and preserve the community’s natural resources
  • Direct wise energy use by thoughtful consumption practices and energy production
  • Reduce pollution of the environment and promote alternative practices

Red Wing Earth Week 2016, Solar Power Up - April 19th thru 29th, 2016

Red Wing Solar Electric Program


Agendas, Minutes and More 

To view Sustainability Commission past meeting minutes or agendas, visit Red Wing's LaserFiche system.  You may be prompted to log into the server.  If you are, the username is public and the password is public.