What we do

We focus on climate change and environmental justice.


air pollution from factory


The purpose of sustainability is to:

  • Make the best use of our city's resources today
  • Leave a healthy environment for future generations

To make progress, we:

  • Track and address climate change (a warming planet) 
  • Understand how we deplete our natural resources through things like:
    • Energy use
    • Pollution
    • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Change how we do things to preserve our natural resources

We focus on:

  • Preparing for climate change
  • Reducing the impact of climate change
  • Environmental justice

We're changing how we do things

We're working with City leaders to create environmentally friendly policies.

The policies include how we:

  • Operate our buildings
  • Use our vehicles
  • Grow our food

Our changes help our community in several ways:

  • Improve our environment
  • Enhance our health
  • Revitalize the economy
Minneapolis skyline with river

Our advisory groups

Related initiatives

Contact us

Minneapolis Health Department




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