Minneapolis Sustainability

350 S. 5th Street, Room 315M
Minneapolis, MN 55415
[email protected]neapolismn.gov

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

Policies_Environmental Purchasing

Policies_Indoor Temperature


Environmental Purchasing Policy (2008) 

Indoor Temperature Policy (2009, Rev. 2010) 

LEED Building Policy (2006) 

Policies_Low Impact Cleaning

Policies_Mpls Pollinator Resolution

Policies_Green Fleets

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



Contact us

Email updates

Find a service

About this site

For employees

For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact 311.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.
TTY users can call 612-263-6850.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-637-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500. 

CityCoordinator  ©1997-2021 City of Minneapolis, MN


311 call center

311 TTY relay service

City of Minneapolis Facebook City of Minneapolis Twitter City of Minneapolis YouTube ChaNNEL Minneapolis 311 Watch Minneapolis City Council TV City of Minneapolis LinkedIn

Minneapolis, City of Lakes logo