Earth Day 2021 Special Report: Every Day is Earth Day at Minnesota DOT

Founded 51 years ago, Earth Day is now a global celebration that is raising public awareness and support for the protection of the environment. One of the campaign’s objectives is to get everyone to play a role – no matter what they do or where they live and work. This video highlights the many ways that the Minnesota Department of Transportation and other state DOTs are leading in the areas of sustainability and environmental stewardship. The video – entitled “Every Day is Earth Day at Minnesota DOT” – features an interview with the agency’s commissioner, Margaret Anderson Kelliher. She also serves as chairman of the Committee on Environment and Sustainability for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Kelliher details the Minnesota DOT’s successful efforts to shrink its carbon footprint, advance renewable energy consumption, plus safeguard and beautify the environment around the construction sites managed by the agency. She also speaks candidly about her concerns and hopes for the future as we celebrate Earth Day 2021.

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