Environmental Initiative is accepting nominations for innovative projects that have achieved extraordinary environmental results by harnessing the power of partnership. From large statewide efforts to small-scale locally based projects, many of Minnesota’s most innovative environmental efforts have succeeded because of collaboration.

Mark your calendars for the 25th Anniversary Environmental Initiative Awards dinner and ceremony on Thursday, May 25, 2017. We'll celebrate inspiring environmental projects, leaders in our community, and Environmental Initiative’s 25 years of collaborative problem-solving.

Nominate a project or individual

Nominations for projects (community action, energy and climate, natural resources, and sustainable business categories) and individuals (critical collaborator and emerging leader categories) will be open from January 24, 2017 – February 24, 2017. 

Review the guidelines and eligibility requirements, evaluation criteria, and 2017 categories and descriptions.

Share your memories and follow the festivities on social media using the hashtag #EIturns25.

Contact Dani Schurter at 612-334-3388 ext. 8107 with questions or to learn more about this program.

Event Details

Thursday, May 25, 2017
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Registration & reception
6:00 - 7:45 p.m. Dinner & program
7:45 - 9:00 p.m. Dessert & reception 

Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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Presenting Sponsors

Environmental Lay Group

Great River Energy

25th Anniversary Sponsor


Community Action

Critical Collaborator

Stoel Rives LLP

Emerging Leader


Energy and Climate

The Weidt Group

Natural Resources

Sustainable Business

Supporting Sponsors

Minnesota Power

partner SPONSORs

WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

In-kind sponsor


Rochester Public Utilities

Associate Sponsors

G & K Services

Bremer Bank