What does sustainability mean to MnDOT?
Sustainability is commonly described in terms of the triple bottom line of economy, environment, and society. The MnDOT vision describes a “triple bottom line” vision to inform all agency decisionmaking, and we focus primarily on the following environmental sustainability efforts:
- Climate mitigation: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions in enterprise operations, from construction of our facilities, and from vehicles operating on MnDOT facilities.
- Climate adaptation: Design, construct, operate, and maintain infrastructure to be resilient to the changing climate.
- Resource efficiency: Use resources efficiently as stewards of taxpayer funds and the environment.
- Pollinator habitat: Enhance roadside habitat to promote pollinator health and provide engineering benefits.
- Chloride reduction: Strive for the most efficient and effective methods of snow and ice control to prevent road salt from entering lakes and rivers.