Ad Hoc Sustainability Committee

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


If residents are interested in helping Cottage Grove become more sustainable, please contact Nick Hess at

Vision Statement:

Inspire to develop Cottage Grove as a forward thinking, sustainable and ecologically mindful community for residents to enjoy tomorrow and beyond.

Mission Statement:

To educate and enhance the Village of Cottage Grove for a future sustainable community.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

On September 21st, the Village Board unanimously approved a Resolution that commits Cottage Grove to transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources with the goal of having 100% of Village operations sourced from renewable energy by 2040. 2020-11 Resolution

CG Committment to Sustainabaility Graphic (002)

Current Sustainability Projects:

  • We are currently exploring placing solar panels on several Village owned buildings in addition to larger community based solar projects in collaboration with Alliant Energy
  • We are in the middle of a Village-wide tree inventory to assess the health and disease risk of our Village canopy and increase the diversity of native flora in the Village.

Past Sustainability Projects: 

Regional Solar Companies: 

Eagle Point Solar offers free inspections and quotes for your home ( Contact David Pluym ( if you have any questions.

Full Spectrum Solar (

Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment (EVSE): 

Clipper Creek has Level 2 (240V) EVSE chargers between $400-$700 ( Contact Stuart Irwin ( if you have any questions. 

Alliant Energy offers a $500 Rebate for any Level 2 EVSE charger purchased for your your home. (

N&N Electric are local electricians who are ready to install your Level 2 (240V) EVSE charger ( Typical quotes range from $800-$1,500 depending on accessibility.

 *We will continue to update our site as we interact with more renewable energy companies. If you have any trouble working with any of these companies, feel free to reach out to Nick Hess (

Informational Links:

Show Us How You're Being Sustainable: Post yourself/neighbors picking up garbage, installing LED lights or planting a tree to our Facebook page or tweet at hashtag #sustainableCG and will highlight them on this webpage!