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.

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 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. 

General Resources

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 th 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. 

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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Impact Areas

Municipal Decision Making

Engage & Educate

Net Zero

Performance Benchmarks


Development Pattern

Resident Wellness

Business Sector


Net Zero: Municipal Energy Plan (Pages 82-97)

City Hall Green Roof

Green Roof on the Roof of City Hall