Community Environmental Advisory Commission

Citizens advocating for environmental changes

 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 does

  • 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.

Information and resources

In 2021, CEAC will meet the third Wednesday of every month from 5:00-7:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and will be held virtually until further notice. 

For meeting materials prior to 2019, please contact

To reach out to CEAC about a topic or issue, please fill out the following form.



Contact us

Minneapolis Sustainability


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