Environment and sustainability

The Mayor is also focused on reducing climate change, developing sustainable and resilient communities, and promoting environmental justice.
Mayor Frey speaks at American Cities Climate Challenge press conference, with Mayor Carter and Michael Bloomberg

Policy work on environment and sustainability centers on strategies to achieve shared environmental goals and ensure successful implementation of these strategies. This is done through partnerships with community organizations, advocacy groups, city departments, and policy makers.

American Cities Climate Challenge (ACCC)

The Bloomberg Philanthropies’ American Cities Climate Challenge provides robust support to 25 award recipient cities to significantly deepen and accelerate their efforts to tackle climate change and promote a sustainable future for their residents. The City of Minneapolis was announced as one of the winning cities on October 29th, 2018 at an event with former Governor Michael Bloomberg, Mayor Frey, and Mayor Carter from St. Paul.

100% Renewables

The Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Jacob Frey adopted goals to move to 100% renewable electricity for municipal facilities and operations by 2022 and citywide by 2030.

These goals serve as a strategy to meet the City’s aggressive greenhouse gas emission reduction and climate change goals by moving away from fossil fuels on April 27, 2018.

Clean Energy Partnership

This agreement between the City of Minneapolis, Xcel Energy, and CenterPoint energy unites the three in support of the City’s Climate Action Plan and 2040 Energy Vision.

Green Zones

In 2017, The City of Minneapolis established two Green Zones, one in North Minneapolis and one in South Minneapolis. A Green Zone is a place-based policy initiative aimed at improving health and supporting economic development using environmentally conscious efforts in communities that face the cumulative effects of environmental pollution, as well as social, political and economic vulnerability.

colorful compost bins

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Monday – Friday

Mailing address

City Hall
350 S. Fifth St., Room 331
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Temporary office location

250 S. Fourth St., Room 510
Minneapolis, MN 55415