Community Environmental Advisory Commission
Background and Membership
We are a group of 19 Minneapolis residents, appointed by City Council and the Mayor, who offer advice to the City on a number of different issues in regards to the environment, climate change and sustainable development.
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 By-laws (September 2019)
CEAC Enabling Resolution (November 2018)
To reach out to CEAC about a topic or issue, please fill out the following form.
Meeting Agendas and Minutes
In 2020, CEAC will meet the third Wednesday of every month from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at different locations across Minneapolis communities. Meetings are always open to the public.
For meeting materials prior to 2019, please contact [email protected].
Last updated Jan 13, 2020