Community engagement

You can take part in creating the City's new Climate and Equity Plan.

Provide input

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Community engagement is important to developing a new climate equity action plan. You can give input about our next plan in the several ways.

Community input survey

Complete the online survey. You'll help let us know what's important to you. Your responses are anonymous

Take the survey

Get involved

Attend a listening session

Take part - attend a listening session. The community input, feedback, guidance, and perspective received will be used in the creation of the new plan.

It will inform the entire planning process for our new Climate and Equity Plan.

The City of Minneapolis serves a diverse community. We each bring a unique perspective to the issues and opportunities presented by climate changeWe recognize that our changing climate affects some of us more.

We hope the following communities will be represented to share their views:

  • Black
  • Indigenous
  • Communities of color
  • Immigrants
  • Older and younger adults
  • People with disabilities
  • Under-resourced residents
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Join a workgroup

The workgroup role is to:

  • Review relevant existing plans related to climate change
  • Identify policies and strategies that will support the plan
  • Identify gaps from current plans to develop ambitious climate targets
  • Offer suggestions to refine established goals that may have not been explored

Workgroup members:

  • Consist of technical and community experts
  • Attend a minimum of three meetings:
    • Initial workshop
    • Progress check-in
    • Final group approval of recommendations

If you're interested in joining a workgroup:

Contact Sustainability

Steering Committee community involvement

The committee role is to:

  • Bring together varying viewpoints
  • Serve as a sounding board and guiding voice
  • Ensure that we meet our targets equitably
  • Ensure that the work is headed in the right direction
  • Share insights to ensure that the plan achieves carbon goals and benefits all Minneapolis residents

Committee participation:

  • Members consist of 12 technical and community experts
  • Attend monthly meetings during the planning process


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Past climate equity listening sessions

Open Streets - West Broadway

Sept. 10, 2022

Attendance type: In-person

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Northside Green Zone Task Force

Sept. 6, 2022

Attendance type: In-person

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Urban League Family Day

Aug. 27, 2022

Attendance type: In-person

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Community listening session

Aug. 27, 2022

Attendance type: Virtual

Community listening session

July 28, 2022

Attendance type: Virtual

Contact us

Minneapolis Sustainability


Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave S., Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415