Minneapolis Sustainability

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Leading by Example: Government Policies

The City of Minneapolis is continuing to move towards more sustainable practices daily by creating and adopting new policies that work to improve the life of residents and city employees, as well as advance overall environmental quality. Some policy impact the way the City operates internally or provides services, such as street sweeping or installing solar panels on the roofs of city buildings. Other policies are community-wide and impact operations in the homes, schools, businesses, and places of worship in our neighborhoods. Click on the icons below to learn more about each policy. 

City/Municipal Operations Policies

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Environmental Purchasing Policy (2008) 

Indoor Temperature Policy (2009, Rev. 2010) 

LEED Building Policy (2006) 

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Low Environmental Impact Cleaning Policy (2006) 

Minneapolis Pollinator Friendly Policy (2015) 

Green Fleets Policy (2011)




Vegetation Management Policy (2014)

Green Zones Policy (2016) 


Community-wide Policies


Commercial Buildings Policy (2013, Rev. 2016)

Community Garden Market Garden and Urban Farm Policy (2015) 

Anti-Idling Vehicle Policy (2008)


Last updated Nov 21, 2016



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