The City of Eagan, MN 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, Eagan City Hall and the Eagan Police department established an organics collection systems to send their organic waste to a composting facility.
- In 2012, the Eagan Community Center established a collection system to send organic waste to a composting facility. Adding organics waste collection throughout their facility, including public sitting areas, the fitness center, and rental rooms such as their reception hall, the facility has reduced its daily trash by 55%, diverting as much as 45,000 pounds of waste annually from the landfill. Because of this, the number of weekly trash pickups has been reduced by 50%. The facility now recycles three pounds of material for every one pound thrown in the dumpster.
- On June 10, 2012, Eagan officially achieved Step 3 in the GreenStep Cities program, a tiered environmental efforts recognition program organized by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
- On September 6, 2011, the Eagan City Council formally adopted Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Guidelines. The guidelines, within the city's purchasing policy, can be found here.
- The city was a recipient of a $12,266 rebate from MN Energy Resources in 2011. The rebates resulted from three energy-saving measures taken at the newly remodeled South Water Treatment Plant.
- In 2011, the city was a recipient of $657,000 through the Energy Block Grant program, which was used towards energy efficiency improvements in City facilities.
- Eagan was a recipient of $1.3 million Federal grant used towards the installation of geothermal heating and cooling at the Eagan Civic (Ice) Arena in 2010.
- The new Eagan Fire Safety Center is the first Green Globe Certified fire station in the nation.