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2018 Sustainability Commission members

Sustainability Commission work plan

The City is committed to promoting sustainability and a newly updated work plan contains initiatives designed to serve the community long term. Now in its third year, the Sustainability Commission Work Plan includes updated goals for energy and carbon, as well as other focus areas for environmental sustainability as outlined in the City Council’s One Bloomington strategic plan.

“We have a Sustainability Commission and an ambitious work plan to make Bloomington become more sustainable,” Public Works Director Karl Keel said. “Everyone needs to participate in order for this to be a success.”

Anyone can have a more sustainable footprint. To reduce home waste, residents can use organics recycling drop-off locations. For information on accepted organics, visit blm.mn/organics and register for program updates via email, or call 952-563-8760.

Another option is to improve home energy use. Start with a home energy visit. Contact the Center for Energy and Environment at 651-328-6220 or visit blm.mn/energycenter.

Want to learn more about sustainability? For information or to sign up for E-Subscribe, visit blm.mn/scworkplan.

Businesses can get involved through education tours, which showcase successful energy projects. Local business members meet while CenterPoint, Xcel and City representatives can provide information about potential energy improvements. Email dwithers@BloomingtonMN.gov to participate.