Hazel Runke, a two-year Ecumen Pines resident in Hutchinson, has an important purpose in her life. Seven years ago she started making baby caps for newborns at Hutchinson Health Hospital. To date, she has made more than 2,500 baby caps in her spare time.
Seven years ago, the Minnesota Legislature passed legislation establishing the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program to provide a series of sustainable development best practices. Using the best practices, local governments such as cities could focus on opportunities to reduce energy use and greenhouse gases.