Sustainable Coon Rapids
Coon Rapids works to create an ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable city for everyone to enjoy.
- We support long-term ecological balance and the preservation and restoration of natural resources.
- We want our current residents to thrive and we want to ensure future generations of residents have the same ability to thrive.
- We strive to be responsible stewards of the city’s economic resources by finding efficient ways to do our work.
Learn more about our sustainability initiatives, our resident advisory commission, and what steps you can take to help us advance this work by exploring the pages in the menu to the left. Have questions about Sustainability in the city? Email the Sustainability Planner.
Planning for Sustainability
Coon Rapids uses a variety of planning documents to guide its sustainability work.
- The City's Comprehensive Plan includes sustainability-related goals and policies.
- The Parks, Trails, and Open Space System Plan Update outlines how the City wants to manage its natural resources and active transportation system.
- Coon Rapids is currently creating an Energy Action Plan that will be completed in Fall 2022.
B3 Energy Use Reporting
Greenhouse Gas Inventory
Coon Rapids compiles an annual scorecard of City sustainability metrics to help capture how we are performing in the areas of energy, transportation, natural resources, and waste.
- March, 2014 - Coon Rapids reaches Step 1
- June, 2015 - Coon Rapids reaches Step 2
- June, 2021 - Coon Rapids reaches Step 3
- June, 2022 - Coon Rapids reaches Steps 4 and 5
Tree City USA
- Maintaining a tree board or department
- Having a community tree ordinance
- Spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry
- Celebrating Arbor Day
Learn more about Coon Rapids Forestry Department and annual Arbor Day Tree Sale.
Coon Rapids has been recognized as a SolSmart Silver community for implementing best practices to make it easier for residents and businesses to install and access solar energy.
Learn more about renewable energy in Coon Rapids on our solar energy resource page.
There are a variety of sustainability-related events in Coon Rapids throughout the year. Learn more at the links below.
- June 12, 2022: Bike Rodeo
- November 5, 2022: Anoka County Fix-It Clinic
- Summer - Fall: Farmer's Market
- April, 2023: Arbor Day Tree Sale