City wins wellness and environmental awards from Hennepin County

The City earned a 2015 Wellness by Design Award from Hennepin County for its efforts to ensure a healthy work environment and encourage healthy employee lifestyles. The City received the Wellness by Design Gold award, one of the top honors, as well as a Wellness by Design Green award for its commitment to minimizing the City’s impact on the environment.

Hennepin County’s Wellness by Design Worksite Awards recognize employers for taking a leadership role in creating a work culture and environment that supports employee health. The awards recognize worksites for policies, environmental changes and creative programming that provide employees with choices and opportunities that can decrease the high rate of obesity, create healthier environments and reduce chronic disease.

The awards recognize the City’s many wellness efforts during 2013-2014. Some highlights include:

The awards also recognize the City’s environmental efforts during 2014, which included:

This is the fourth Wellness by Design Award the City has earned. The City will receive a plaque June 25 at Earl Brown Heritage Center in a ceremony including 80 other worksite winners: 13 bronze, 20 silver, 29 gold and 18 platinum. Of the winners, 53 worksites also achieved the Green environmental award.

Published Jun 16, 2015

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