Tour Sustainable South Bend

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The City of South Bend is leading the way forward in terms of sustainability and innovation. We have featured these tours to highlight, support, and showcase locations, parks, and businesses that feature green infrastructure. They feature LEED certified buildings, community gardens, native species wildflower lots, rain gardens, and sustainable practices that currently exist throughout the city. These sites provide many economic, social, and environmental benefits for the entire city and the Earth.

Choose tours that involve walking, biking, or driving, or take them virtually!

*All tour formats are mobile friendly and allow users to "locate" in relation to each stop*


Ready to see the sights?

  • Select the link for a Story Map to take a virtual tour or a guided real-time tour.

Green Infrastructure

thumb_native Wildflower Planting Fellow and Bowman.jpg Wildflower Tour   thumb_Brownfield park Man made creek, swale and np.jpg  Rain Garden Driving Tour

Sustainable Downtown

thumb_Howard park.jpg  East Bank Walking Tour   thumb_IUSB Campus Community Garden.jpg  Local Food Driving Tour

thumb_East Race.jpg  Downtown Walking/Biking Tour

Sustainable Neighborhoods 

thumb_East Bank Trail.jpg  Northwest Biking Tour   Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem.jpg   Southeast Biking Tour

thumb_Transpo.jpg  Southwest Biking Tour  thumb_Potawatomi Conservatories.jpg  River Park Walking Tour

thumb_Native Planting Rain Garden Carlisle and Ford.jpg  West Side Driving Tour

Sustainable Notre Dame 

thumb_St.Mary's Campus.jpg  Bicycling Tour   thumb_ND Morris inn.jpg  Walking Tour

Master Map

thumb_master map image.pngSustainable South Bend: See it all!

See the big picture and select content for one or more tours. 


*Sustainable South Bend tours were designed in collaboration with I.U. South Bend students and the South Bend Office of Sustainability.

**Have a site to add to a tour? Contact us at sustainability @