Sustainable Bemidji

Bemidji Sustainability Committee - Mission Statement

To advise the actions and initiatives of the City of Bemidji, and guide the greater Bemidji community toward a sustainable future.



 Sustainability Goals


  • Attract and retain skilled and passionate community members
  • Build employment opportunities by bridging the gap between skill level and employment opportunities


  • Bemidji is first city to achieve energy efficiency upgrades with Minnesota GESP help... Read more

  • Reduce our energy demands for electricity, heating and transportation
  • Remove barriers to and encourage installation of renewable energy generation capacity with an emphasis on local ownership

 Local Food:

  •  Build and support local food production and access

 Solid Waste Reduction:



  •  Adopt development ordinances or processes that protect the air, water, land, and biological diversity of the Greater Bemidji Area