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. 

Winter Sustainability Actions

Home Weatherization Programs

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

Home Energy Squad

The Home Energy Squad helps residents living in 1-4 unit buildings 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. 

Weatherization Assistance Program

Bloomington households enrolled in the Energy Assistance Program are eligible for FREE weatherization assistance.
Services may include:
• Installing insulation
• Reducing air leaks
• Performing heating tune-ups and modifications
• Replacing appliances for energy efficiency and safety
For more information about the Weatherization Assistance Program, call the Sustainable Resources Center at 612-870-4255 or visit

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.

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

Sustainability Accomplishments 

Bloomington is a Minnesota 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.