Sustainability policies

Our policies reflect our City's commitment to environmental sustainability.


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 policies 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 links below to learn more about each policy. 

City operations policies

LEED Building Policy (2006)

Low Environmental Impact Cleaning Policy (2006)

Environmental Purchasing Policy (2008) 

Indoor Temperature Policy (2009, Rev. 2010) 

Green Fleets Policy (2011) 

Vegetation Management Policy (2014)

Minneapolis Pollinator Friendly Policy (2015) 

Green Zones Policy (2016) 

Sustainable Building Policy - Municipal Owned and Operated (2021)

Community-wide policies

Commercial Buildings Policy (2013, Rev. 2016)

Community Garden Market Garden and Urban Farm Policy (2015) 

Anti-Idling Vehicle Policy (2008)

Related link

Green Zones Initiative


Contact us

Minneapolis Sustainability


350 S. 5th Street, Room 315M
Minneapolis, MN 55415