The City of Apple Valley has made efforts towards and received awards for becoming a more sustainable and "green" city. The following are some of these efforts and awards:
- In 2017, Apple Valley City Hall and the Apple Valley Police department established an organics collection system to send their organic waste to a composting facility.
- The be. (Better Energy) Apple Valley Program
- Participating in the GreenStep Cities Program
- Two Green Globe Certified City buildings: Liquor Store #3 and Hayes Community and Senior Center