For many years, Seward residents have joined together in the interest of our natural environment. Ongoing projects serve the goal of protecting the Mississippi River bluff, protecting our lakes from pollution, and raising awareness of dangers in our air and soil. From community gardens to compost education and clean energy sources, the Environment Committee has always worked hard together to improve our quality of life.  The Environment Committee is currently meeting on a project-based basis. Rather than a standing monthly meeting, committee and community members set up times to meet that work with their schedule. Visit the Facebook page, this website, or subscribe to Seward’s e-democracy site for the latest meeting announcement. We are excited to get the Committee up and going again with new leadership and ideas! Current projects that we are working on include:

  • Plastics waste reduction
  • Guest speakers in the community regarding recycling and composting
  • Highlighting the work of local businesses and community leaders through community events
  • Waste management at King’s Fair–September 21st, 2019
  • And much more!

Interested in joining the committee’s activities or suggesting a new project idea? We’d love to hear from you!
Contact Committee Co-Leaders:
Mike Trdan (mnmichaelrecycle at gmail dot com)
Emily Reno (renowr1ter at gmail dot com)

Come join us! Our next meeting will be held:

December 2019 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Brackett Park | 2728 S 39th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Do you know what happens to the recycling once the City hauls it away from your home? What are the most common misconceptions about what’s recyclable? We’ll have guest speaker Kellie Kish, Recycling Coordinator with the City of Minneapolis, share with us the answers and more in a joint meeting with the Longfellow neighborhood’s Environment Community in!

The following resources were put together by the Environment Committee for SNG:

Getting around the Twin Cities from Seward

Seward Guide for Unwanted Items

Organics Recycling Guide

Locations for Safe Disposal of CFL Bulbs

For the most up to date information about what the Environment Committee is up to, please see the links to our meeting minutes below:









Draft Minutes from January 24, 2016
2016 Plan of Activities
Agenda for March 14, 2016
Minutes from March 14, 2016


Minutes from January 18, 2015
2015 Work Plan
Minutes from March 9, 2015
Minutes from May 11, 2015
Minutes from August 10, 2015
Minutes from October 19, 2015
List of 2015 Accomplishments