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Documentary that includes Morris set for Feb. 11 broadcast

A documentary on a partnership between five Minnesota cities including Morris and their partner cities in Germany will have its broadcast premiere at 8 a.m. on Feb. 11 on TPT 2 and 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 on TPT MN.

Morris is one of five Minnesota cities in the Climate Smart Municipalities initiative. Morris is paired with Saerbeck, Germany, to work on options to address climate change. The initiative is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment.

The documentary called "Climate Smart" Cities Working Together" illustrates how cities such as Morris are "tying their communities" effort toward sustainability to the practical efforts underway in Germany, IonE director of international partnerships Sabine Engel said a news release.

Troy Goodnough of the office of sustainability at the University of Minnesota Morris is one of the participants in the Morris and Germany partnership. Goodnough, along with city officials and others, is an integral part of the Morris Model which explores and develops options to address climate change and its impact in the community.

The documentary is an opportunity for the community to learn more about the city's partnership with Saerbeck, Goodnough said.

Goodnough was a part of a delegation that visited to Saerbeck in January to learn more about the city's bioenergy park.

Goodnough said the two cities have much to offer each other not only in a cultural exchange but in technical assistance to address climate change.

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