Green Minneapolis

A nonprofit organization

Transforming our city from gray to green.

Green Minneapolis is growing a green future for our city, with tree-lined streets and active public spaces that enrich quality of life, create a healthier environment and connect people through place. 

Our Work

We're growing the urban forest. 

Through the Twin Cities Climate Resiliency Initiative, Green Minneapolis is focused on significantly expanding the urban tree canopy across the Twin Cities Metro Area. Designed to address the most harmful impacts of climate change on our region’s residents, it is a 20 year vision to increase the Metro area’s tree canopy by 30% through planting and maintaining  millions of additional trees on public and private lands. This initiative includes identifying new funding sources for tree planting and maintenance, including establishing Minnesota’s first urban tree carbon offset program.

We're revitalizing a beloved plaza.

Peavey Plaza is alive again after a major revitalization, complete with beautiful flowing fountains, a vibrant tree canopy, live music and other special events. Green Minneapolis hosted 65 free performances in 2022, our inaugural year of our Peavey Plaza Performing Arts Series. Next year, we plan to increase the number of free performances from 65 to 100, including winter season activities. Funding for these performances is being raised through charitable contributions to Green Minneapolis, and it is Green Minneapolis’ intent to keep these performances free and open to all.

We're sustaining a green gateway.

The Hennepin-Lyndale Crossroads is the nexus of some of the region’s most important institutions and civic spaces. Green Minneapolis anchors the public-private partnership that has transformed the famous bottleneck by planting and maintaining the highway medians.

We all have a role in greening our city. Your support enables us to water and plant more trees, bring free events and activities to public spaces and create community gathering spaces for everyone in our city to enjoy.

Donate today!

We all have a role in greening Minneapolis. Your support enables us to expand our urban tree canopy, bring free events and activities to public spaces, and create outdoor community gathering spaces for everyone in our city to enjoy.

Donate today and become a member of Green Minneapolis, joining our coalition partners and supporters in making our public spaces more vibrant and our city more climate resilient.

We can’t do it alone, but together, we will transform Minneapolis from gray to green!


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Green Minneapolis

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Environment Community


81 S 9th Street Suite 260
Minneapolis, MN 55402



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