Community Environmental Advisory Commission
Background and Membership
Active since 1990, the Community Environmental Advisory Commission (CEAC) provides assistance and advice to the city's efforts with its principal focus on sustainable development. The committee has 19 members including residents, representatives from environmental advocacy groups, technical environmental experts, businesses, and local agencies.
CEAC may suggest priorities for City policies, programs and projects in accordance with criteria, dealing with environmental urgency, the scale of environmental impact, ease of implementation, cost and benefits.
What does CEAC do?
- In early 2018, CEAC wrote recommendations to City Council members about the proposed resolution to have 100% renewable energy in the City of Minneapolis.
- In 2016, CEAC supported the “Bring Your Own Bag” ordinance, which would have prohibited the use of single-use plastic bags before the State of Minnesota stopped the City from enforcing the policy.
- In 2015, CEAC worked with the Public Health Advisory Committee (PHAC) to get City Council to commit to not using crumb rubber on playgrounds because of its potential health impacts on children.
- In 2013, CEAC pushed the City to start the Minneapolis Green Zone initiative.
- In 2012, CEAC worked with City staff on the Minneapolis Climate Action Plan.
CEAC Enabling Resolution (amended 2018)
To reach out to CEAC about a topic or issue, please fill out the following form.
Meeting Agendas and Minutes
CEAC currently meets the first Thursday of every month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at different locations across Minneapolis communities. Meetings are always open to the public.
Please note: The February CEAC meeting has been cancelled due to weather.
Next meeting: Thursday, March 7, 2019.
Location: Doty Board Room, Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Meeting materials are provided in PDF format.
December 2018: Agenda | Minutes | Upper Harbor Terminal - CEAC Letter | Residential Energy Efficiency Policies presentation | Residential Energy Efficiency - CEAC Letter | Bring Your Own Bag ordinance update
November 2018: Agenda | Minutes | Environmental Justice Map | Food, Farm and Water Bill | Northside Green Zone Goals (source: EJCC) | Minneapolis Upper Harbor Terminal Presentation
October 2018: Agenda | Minutes
September 2018: Agenda | Minutes | Final CEAC Resolution Update
August 2018: Agenda | Minutes | Draft CEAC Resolution changes for discussion
July 2018: Agenda - Minutes - Letter on new City Office Building - Letter on Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan - Letter of Support for Bloomberg American Climate Cities Challenge
June 2018: Agenda - Minutes - How to Comment on the Comprehensive Plan
May 2018: Agenda - Minutes - Attachment A: New Office Building Presentation - Attachment B: Green Zones Presentation
April 2018: Agenda - Minutes - 100% Renewable Resolution Letter - Green-to-Go-Ordinance Letter - Franchise Fee Funding Letter
March 2018: Agenda - Minutes
February 2018: Agenda - Minutes
January 2018: Agenda - Minutes
December 2017: Agenda - Minutes - MPRB Ecological Systems Plan handout - Franchise Fee letter
November 2017: Agenda - Minutes - 100% Renewable Electricity letter
October 2017: Agenda - Minutes
September 2017: Agenda - Minutes
August 2017: Agenda - Minutes
July 2017: Meeting Canceled
June 2017: Agenda - Minutes
May 2017: Agenda - Minutes
April 2017: Agenda - Minutes - Presentation slides: CEAC Update to HECE slides
March 2017: Agenda - Minutes
February 2017: Agenda - Minutes
January 2017: Agenda - Minutes - Attachments: CEAC 2017-2018 Membership - City of Minneapolis Legislative Process - 2016 Minneapolis City Council Ward Map
December 2016: Agenda - Minutes - Attachments: Crumb Rubber Recommendations - Attachments A-G for CEAC-PHAC Recommendations 2016 - CEAC PHAC- recs_playitsafe -Freeman_Recycled Tires 12-6
November 2016: Agenda - Minutes - Attachments: Crumb Rubber Recommendations - Recycled Tire Memo
October 2016: Agenda - Minutes
September 2016: Agenda - Minutes
August 2016: Meeting Canceled
July 2016: Agenda - Minutes
June 2016: Agenda - Minutes
May 2016: Agenda - Minutes - Presentation slides: Places at Risk: Minneapolis Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment
April 2016: Agenda - Minutes
March 2016: Agenda - Minutes
February 2016: Agenda - Minutes - CEAC 2016 Action Plan (draft February 2016)
January 2016: Agenda - Minutes
For meeting materials prior to 2016, please contact [email protected].
Last updated Mar 11, 2019