Bloomington rising as a GreenStep city
Bloomington is a rising green star. This summer, the City achieved step four status in the Minnesota GreenStep program. The achievement is a notable step forward for sustainability efforts in Bloomington. To gain this recognition, the City measured and reported information about land use, buildings and lighting, solid waste, water, renewable energy, transportation, economic development and more.
The GreenStep program encourages cost savings, resource conservation, energy use reduction, climate change mitigation, and civic innovation. The goal is to determine the most beneficial actions for sustainability and find ways to make them happen. The Sustainability Commission is one group that works to sustain water, land, energy and reduce waste in the community.