Anne Hunt, the environmental policy director for St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, received national honors in Washington, D.C., last week: the ICLEI Local Government Staff Sustainability Leadership Award.
ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability works with local governments to address climate change and sustainability. It was formerly know as the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives.
It honored Hunt’s work with the city, including securing a Solar America Cities grant, establishing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design building standards for the city, developing an energy conservation revolving loan fund, and cooperating with Minneapolis on green manufacturing and green job creation.
She also hired the first energy and water eesource coordinators, instituted monthly staff training seminars on environmental topics and re-created the interdepartmental sustainability working group.
Said Coleman: “Her dedication has helped put Saint Paul at the forefront of the national conversation on conservation. This award recognizes what a great asset she is to our city, our residents and the environment.”