Each year Environmental Initiative honors innovative projects that have achieved extraordinary environmental results by harnessing the power of partnership. We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2015 Environmental Initiative Awards. Meet the finalists »

We invite you to join us on Thursday, May 21, 2015 for an inspiring night of networking and celebration with over 450 of Minnesota’s environmental leaders. The evening includes a reception, formal dinner, and awards program to honor eighteen finalist projects.


Individual seats and tables are available now through Friday, May 8th.

Tom Weber, host of MPR News with Tom Weber, will serve as emcee for the evening. Tom joined MPR News in January 2008 as a general assignment reporter, and soon moved to the K-12 education beat. In 2011, he was the lead reporter on MPR News' investigation into Minnesota's anti-bullying law, a groundbreaking report that has prompted new proposals and vigorous debate. Tom has won the regional Edward R. Murrow awards for writing and use of sound.


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Thursday, May 21, 2015

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Cocktail reception and registration

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dinner and awards presentation

Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Presenting Sponsors

Bloomberg & Podpeskar LLP

Reception Sponsor

Flint Hills Resources


MPR News


Community Action

The Weidt Group
Energy and Climate

Braun Intertec

Environmental Education

Waste Management

Food Stewardship

Natural Resources

Sustainable Business

Partnership of the Year

Supporting Sponsors

Andersen Corporation

Barr Engineering

Land 'O Lakes

Larkin Hoffman


affiliate sponsor

Nova Consulting Group, Inc.

Associate SPONSORs

Bremer Bank
Smith Partners
Technology North







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