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About the Environmental Commission

Established in 1971 by municipal ordinance, the Bloomington Environmental Commission (EC) is an advisory body composed of Bloomington citizens appointed by the Mayor and Common Council.


The mission of the Environmental Commission is to advise the City of Bloomington on how its actions and policies may preserve and enhance the quality of Bloomington's environment, including the life-supporting processes that natural ecological systems provide to humans and other organisms.

The EC actively participates in the city planning process; researches and reports on environmental topics; develops educational outreach activities and materials; responds to inquiries from residents; and coordinates with other municipal boards and commissions and other organizations on issues of mutual interest.

Statutory Authority: BMC 2.12.050


Appointee Appointed By Term Expiration Date
Nicholas Kappas Common Council 1/31/2016
Andy Marrs Common Council 1/31/2017
Chad Roeder Common Council 1/31/2017
Dedaimia Whitney Common Council 1/31/2016
Vacancy Common Council
Vacancy Common Council
Dave Debikey Mayor 1/31/2016
Kriste Lindberg Mayor 1/31/2017
David Parkhurst Mayor 1/31/2016
Chaim Julian Mayor 1/31/2016
Diane Jung Mayor 1/31/2017
Michael Litwin Mayor 1/31/2017

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Contact Info

For more information concerning the Environmental Commission, its programs, or activities, please please call the Planning and Transportation Department at (812) 349-3423 or address your inquiries to

To subscribe to the Bloomington Commission on Sustainability's Sustainability Newsletter listserv, e-mail; to unsubscribe to this listserv, e-mail

Reports and Resources

Bloomington Environmental Quality Indicators (BEQI) Report: Learn about trends affecting the local environment in the BEQI Report, the EC's main environmental monitoring initiative.

Green Building Methods: Green building methods help create happier, healthier, more sustainable communities.

Releases of toxic substances in Bloomington are described in the 2011 Toxics Report (PDF 1.92 MB) and in the accompanying appendix of oversized tables.

Other environmental topics in Bloomington: