Sidebar Widgets

Get email updates for news and when Sustainability Commission agendas, synopses or minutes are added.

Contact Information

Contact Information



Climate Action


How is Bloomington contributing to climate damage?

Sources of Bloomington's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The buildings in our community play a big role in driving climate change —the electricity and natural gas used to fuel them are the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the city. 

Transportation is the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Bloomington. The majority of transportation-related emissions come from driving passenger vehicles.

How you can help

To support Bloomington's climate goals, here are four ways you can make a difference:

person rolling out yellow insulation with red gloves
Save energy at home
Learn about energy programs at
Solar panel and wind turbine in front of blue sky
Use renewable energy
Make the switch to using renewable energy for your home by using Xcel Energy's Windsource, Renewable Connect program, or getting a community solar garden subscription.  
yellow bike stencil and arrow painted on road
Replace car trips with transit, biking, walking, telecommuting, combining trips, or carpooling
For more information on sustainable transportation options visit Commuter Services
Red electric car being charged
Make your next vehicle a plug-in electric
Electric vehicle (EV) technology is now fully capable of replacing your “gasmobile”, especially if you live in a two-car household. The 2020 generation of EVs are cheaper to own, more fun to drive, and just overall better than the equivalent gasoline-fueled cars – with dramatically lower carbon emissions. 
Learn more at

Climate Plans & Goals

  • Bloomington's Energy Action Plan
    • By 2035:
      • Community Energy Goal: 75% reduction in citywide energy-related greenhouse gas emissions.
      • Electricity Goal: 95% reduction in citywide electricity-related greenhouse gas emissions
      • Natural Gas: 33% reduction in citywide. natural gas-related greenhouse gas emissions .
      • Transportation: Pursue all viable opportunities for promoting the elimination of vehicle emissions, including support for electric vehicles, increased public transportation, higher-density and mixed-use zoning, additional biking and pedestrian infrastructure, and telecommuting.

Climate Resolutions

City Initiatives

Time-of-Sale Energy Disclosure


Resource Links