Sustainable Bloomington

Sustainable Bloomington

In 2016, the Bloomington City Council completed a strategic planning exercise and selected environmental sustainability as a strategic priority for the City of Bloomington. 

Fall Sustainability Actions

Buckthorn Removal 

Learn how to clear pesky buckthorn step-by-step from Sustainability Commissioner Paul Erdmann and Assistant Maintenance Superintendent Dave Hanson. For more information about buckthorn removal visit

Home Energy Squad Intercity Challenge

Resident video chatting with energy specialist during virtual Home Energy Squad visit

The Intercity Home Energy Squad® Challenge was formed to challenge residents to get a home energy visit through the Home Energy Squad to learn how their home uses energy and identify energy-saving opportunities. Both virtual and in-person visits are available. Learn more and sign up online.

Organics Recycling

Did you know the City has an organics drop-off program to collect organic materials to use in compost? Learn more and sign up online.

Sustainability Accomplishments 

Bloomington is a GreenStep City!

Bloomington was proudly named a Step 4 City in 2020. Visit the Minnesota GreenSteps website for specific information on how Bloomington improving sustainability and quality of life for our community.

Partners in Energy 

The City of Bloomington works with Xcel Energy to implement Bloomington's Energy Action Plan through Xcel Energy's Partners in Energy offering. More info on Partners in Energy.