Programs and initiatives

Learn about City programs and efforts to improve our City. Search by department or interest area to learn more.

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solar panels

Green Cost Share

We help pay for property upgrades that improve the environment. Apply for funds.
Downtown Minneapolis buildings

Energy Benchmarking

Owners of large buildings can track their water and energy use. We explain how.
trees near a river and streetlight

City Trees

You can add trees to your property. We make it affordable.
school children

Safe Routes to School

This program makes it safer for kids to travel to and from school and around the neighborhood.
Three volunteers picking up litter.

Clean City

You can volunteer to help keep Minneapolis beautiful. Take part in one of our Clean City programs and make a difference in our city.
Adopt-a-Block yard sign


You can improve your neighborhood's curb appeal when you volunteer to keep your block free of litter. The City provides free bags and gloves for cleanup.
concrete ash collection receptacle

Adopt-an-Ash Receptacle

You can reduce cigarette litter in Minneapolis when you volunteer to empty an ash receptacle on a regular basis.
sewer grate


When you adopt a storm drain in your area, you help keep our lakes and other waterways clean.
concrete litter contianer

Adopt-a-Litter Container

By adopting a litter container, you can reduce litter on the streets where you live and work.
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It’s easy to keep our medians, traffic circles, and other public green spaces beautiful year-round.
adopt-a-recycling container

Adopt-a-Recycling Container

You can help keep Minneapolis clean and beautiful by adopting a recycling container.
adopt a street sign

Adopt-a-Street or Highway

We invite you to adopt a street or highway to help keep our city clean. The City provides free bags and gloves for cleanup and recognizes volunteers with an Adopt-a-Street or Adopt-a-Highway sign.