Committed to Doing Better, Every Day

A sustainable approach from the start

Our Green Commitment at Mall of America®

From the beginning, Mall of America wanted to do things differently. And back in 1992 when we opened, we made choices that were—at the time—a little crazy.

For instance, the visionary architects and engineers who designed Mall of America knew that a central heating system could be avoided, if constructed properly. And that integrating hundreds of trees and tens of thousands of plants would clean the air naturally. And we just got greener from there.

  • 1.7 square miles of skylights help keep the mall climate at a constant 72° and sunny—simply through passive solar energy
  • Unclaimed lost-and-found items get a second life as donations to local nonprofits

Embracing Sustainability: The Impact of Being a B Corp

B-Corp certified companies have met specific standards of social and environmental performance, accountability + transparency. To earn a B-Corp certification, companies must undergo an assessment to evaluate their impact on various aspects such as governance, community, environment, workers + customers.

Creating New Cycles: Stores with Sustainability Initiatives

We’re proud of the efforts under our roof to minimize waste and prolong the life of clothes and other everyday items. And at these stores, it’s not just a short-term effort; it’s a new way of doing business, with a big impact on the planet. See how each store's efforts add into making a greener Mall.

Ready, Set, Grow: Our Year-round Gardens

A dedicated team of landscapers make every effort to avoid pesticides and chemicals in cultivating the trees and plants that flourish throughout our spaces. And every year during Earth Month, Minnesota schoolkids join them in releasing more than 140,000 live ladybugs to help control pests naturally.

We Planted 10,000 Trees in Minnesota

We are thrilled to share that we teamed up with One Tree Planted to assist with a planting project in Minnesota. For every receipt scanned in the MOA Insiders app, one tree was planted. With your help, we planted 10,000 trees — creating a forest of positive change right in our home state.