City launches Zero In Bloomington Earth Day Challenge

BLOOMINGTON – The City of Bloomington’s Department of Economic and Sustainable Development is pleased to announce the Earth Day Community Challenge for Bloomington residents will kick off on April 1.

This three-week initiative will feature a bingo board full of sustainability action items inspired by Zero In Bloomington (, the City’s climate action platform. By completing actions and tracking them on Zero In Bloomington, participants can earn points for a chance to win prizes. Each day, the City will share tips for completing actions on the Sustainable Bloomington Facebook page (, and highlight resources in the community that can help residents incorporate these actions into their daily lives.

The initiative is an important step in furthering Bloomington’s goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050 in pursuit of climate resilience and sustainable leadership. Participants must be registered on the Zero In Bloomington platform to participate. Learn more about the platform at

The challenge will conclude with a grand prize giveaway at the City’s first annual Bike to Earth Day celebration at Switchyard Park on April 22. The family-friendly event will feature food trucks, entertainment, and the opportunity for attendees to test drive electric vehicles with an EV ride and drive event. The Earth Day event is co-sponsored by Go Bloomington (, the City’s alternative transportation platform, as a joint effort to promote sustainable options in the Bloomington community.

Partners of the platform will be present at the event, offering the opportunity to test ride e-bikes and learn more about Bloomington’s alternative transportation efforts. Go Bloomington will also be raffling off an e-bike and Little 500 bike to Go Bloomington registrants. All community members are welcome to attend.

For more information on this and other Earth Day events, visit