What is "Sustainability"?
"Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
Sustainable Twin Ports envisions a thriving Greater Duluth-Superior region that balances the economic, social and environmental needs of its people in ways that nurture shared prosperity for all.
STP’s mission is to help cultivate a community of practice among businesses, organizations and citizens wherein sustainability is the norm and successes inform and inspire the efforts of like-minded communities.
We fulfill this mission by fostering opportunities for education, knowledge-sharing and networking for businesses, organizations and individuals.
Using the internationally recognized Natural Step framework, we guide organizations through the process of developing a customized sustainability action plan that can improve operational efficiency, elevate brand reputation and generate long-term competitive advantages - all while minimizing negative environmental and social impacts.
We also conduct education and public outreach through strategic partnerships and special events. Founded in 2008 as a nonprofit, STP is powered by volunteers and the desire to take positive action toward creating a sustainable future for everyone in the Western Lake Superior region.