Sustainable Sun Prairie

The City of Sun Prairie is committed to making Sun Prairie a vibrant and environmentally friendly community by taking steps to conserve energy, reduce waste, and preserve our natural resources. 

Vision Statement

The City of Sun Prairie will collaborate with its citizens to create and expand sustainability practices while always recognizing the interdependence of environmental quality, economic resiliency and growth, and social equity. Our mission is to promote and enable our community to embrace a culture that is inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

2024 Compost Bin Group Buy!

The City of Sun Prairie is excited to offer its residents another opportunity to participate in a compost bin group buy. Compost bins are available for pre-order now and will be available for pickup later in April. The cost of a bin is $68. Please visit our materials management page for additional information and the link to order.

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2021 Climate Change Champion 

The City of Sun Prairie has achieved 2021 Climate Champion status in the “Other” category climate-champion-circle-DCOECC-2021-year Opens in new windowwith a Level 2 distinction due to its significant investments and commitment to climate action. Sun Prairie has established a Sustainability Committee, created a new staff position solely focused on advancing sustainability efforts, and invested in public engagement around sustainability issues.

Our organization is highly motivated to further its sustainability goals by continuously investing in resources that ensure these efforts are successful. We applied for this award as another step in demonstrating our commitment to this important work, and we're excited to pursue future opportunities by completing projects that optimize resource use (energy, water, materials, time), provide efficient systems (energy, transportation, food, waste recovery), and empower our residents and businesses to collectively maximize positive impact. Our mission is to promote and enable our community to embrace a culture that is inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

For Residents

Are you interested in learning more about how you can support sustainability in Sun Prairie? Use the below links to learn how you can make an impact!

Resources for Energy, Transportation

The below resources highlight a variety of organizations (Department of Energy, SPU, WPPI, Focus on Energy, etc.) that provide funding, information, or programs to support overall energy and transportation optimization. 

Resources for Materials, Water, Forestry

Materials Management: Refuse, Recycling, & More | Sun Prairie, WI - Official Website (

The city has created a new webpage that includes comprehensive information on refuse, recycling, composting, and other types of materials management.

For Community

For Businesses

These free resources can help support your business in reducing operating costs, resource consumption, and gain recognition as a leader in sustainability best practices. The organizations listed provide funding, information, or programs to support overall organizational operations improvements and sustainability related objectives.   

Resources for Energy, Transportation

Resources for Materials, Water, Forestry

Sustainability Task Force & Committee

From May 2020 to April 2021, the Sustainability Task Force met to determine a roadmap to advance sustainability initiatives in Sun Prairie.

You can review the final report, including staff and public survey results, in the resource library below. 

The Common Council ordained a permanent Sustainability Committee which held its first meeting in September 2021. A Strategic Framework was presented which builds off the final report and provides direction to the Committee. 

The Sustainability Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the mayor and city council and acts in the interest of advancing Sun Prairie in all three aspects of sustainability: environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic development.

Research & Report Library

No Mow May Impact Report

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Sustainability Task Force Report

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Sun Prairie Library Microgrid Feasibility Study

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Fleet Assessment

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Municipal Energy Plan

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Developer Guide

Sustainable Sun Prairie Developer Guide

2022 Tree Planting

City of Sun Prairie 2022 Tree Planting Project

2023 City Hall LED Final Report

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Pellitteri Updates: October Sustainability Committee


Impact Areas

Municipal Decision Making

Engage & Educate

Net Zero

Performance Benchmarks


Development Pattern

Resident Wellness

Business Sector

City Hall Green Roof

Green Roof on the Roof of City Hall

Relevant Departments & Resources 

Our sustainability efforts can be found embedded through different departments as well as a variety of city projects and plans. To review the following, please check out the information below. To access a full list of departments and divisions, please click here

Departments and Divisions 



Contact Us

  1. Rose Daily

    Sustainability Coordinator

    300 E Main Street Sun Prairie 53590

    Email Rose Daily


    Office Hours

    Monday through Friday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM