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City of Bloomington Commission on Sustainability

About the Commission on Sustainability

BCOS Mission:

The City of Bloomington Commission on Sustainability (BCOS) promotes economic development, environmental health, and social equity in our community for present and future generations. The commission gathers and disseminates information; promotes practical initiatives; and measures, monitors, and reports on our community's progress toward sustainability.

Statutory Authority: BMC 2.12.100

Statutory Authority: Ordinance 05-15

BCOS meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month, at 6pm in the McCloskey Room at City Hall.

Please check the city's government calendar for exact dates and times.


Appointee Appointed By Term Expiration Date
Teddie Mower Common Council 2017-01-31
Gary Charbonneau Common Council 2017-01-31
Ethan Horvath Common Council 2018-01-31
Ryan Conway Common Council 2018-01-31
Gwendolen White Common Council 2018-01-31
Dave Rollo Council Ex-Officio
Bill Brown IU Office of Sustainability
(Vacant) Mayor 2018-01-31
Rebecca Swanson (Carryover) Mayor 2016-01-31
(Vacant) Mayor 2017-01-31
Molly O'Donnell Mayor 2017-01-31
Jana McGee (Carryover) Mayor 2016-01-31
Jessica Pittman Mayor 2017-01-31
(Vacant) Monroe County Commissioners

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Contact Info

Email BCOS at

Upcoming Agenda and Approved Minutes


Recent Minutes:

Sustainability and Trends Assessment Report

The Sustainability and Trends Assessment Report (STAR) has transitioned to a largely online presence. Find more info on sustainability topics and related targets and indicators from the Sustainable City website, or download the commission's previously published Sustainability Reports.

In the fall of 2013, BCOS completed a report on City Hall based on the Global Reporting Initiative. Visit the report here (PDF 1.34 MB).

Sustainability Links

Join the BCOS Email List!

Want to keep up with all the latest sustainability happenings in Bloomington? Look no further. By joining the BCOS email list, you will recieve periodic messages about sustainability related information and events hosted by ourselves or other community groups.

BCOS Members and Vacancies:

The City of Bloomington Commission on Sustainability is currently accepting applications to serve as a regular member. Learn how to apply to join the commission here.