Energy Action Plan: How can you help?
Earlier this year, the Bloomington City Council approved an Energy Action Plan with the goal of reducing home and business energy-related emissions by 75 percent by the year 2035. The plan includes 19 strategies to achieve this via energy efficiency and renewable electricity. The Sustainability Commission and City staff are already at work on these initiatives and are creating opportunities for participation from the community.
Homeowners can get involved through the Home Energy Squad program. Find out more at blm.mn/hes. For businesses and institutions, the Sustainability Commission is coordinating an “Energy Best Practices” program to share experiences with efficiency and renewable energy. Another way to lower your energy emissions is to enroll in a renewable electricity subscription program from Xcel Energy.
The City is also looking inward to lead by example. Staff have begun work on lowering energy emissions from city-owned buildings and fleet vehicles.
For more information about the Energy Action Plan and ways that you can get involved, go to the Sustainability Commission website at blm.mn/sustainability.