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From regenerative agriculture to youth education, read our annual report to learn about our recent accomplishments and how to get involved.

Latest News & Ideas

Introducing Su Legatt, artist-in-residence

The Source Water Protection Collaborative is a Minnesota-based partnership dedicated to promoting land usage that safeguards drinking water sources. Artist, educator, and community organizer Su Legatt was recently commissioned by Environmental Initiative and the Source Water Protection Collaborative to creatively…

Experts explain Minnesota’s smoky, hazy summer

Environmental Initiative recently sat down with experts at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to learn more about air quality forecasting, recent air quality trends, and what people can do to stay safe.  

Voluntary stove swap program warms homes, cleans air, cuts costs

Do you heat your home with wood? Burn more than two cords of wood per year? Have an appliance that was manufactured before 1992? You might be eligible for Project Stove Swap! We connect Minnesota residents to local vendors to swap out old, inefficient wood burning stoves for newer models.

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Upcoming Events

Clean Air Minnesota Core Team Meeting

The core team meets on the first Friday of every other month from 1-2:30 p.m. on Zoom. Contact Sebastian Wells if you are interested in participating or learning more about bi-monthly Clean Air Minnesota project team meetings. Read More

Board Meeting

The Board of Directors meets every other month to help Environmental Initiative build partnerships and work collaboratives to solve environmental problems. To learn more about our Board of Directors, visit their about us page. Read More

Headwaters Agriculture Sustainability Partnership Return on Investment Meeting

The Headwaters Agriculture Sustainability Partnership (HASP) Return on Investment (ROI) team meets every month to discuss farm data collection and analysis updates, insights, and application to conversation programs in the region. To learn more about the HASP ROI project, visit… Read More

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Member Highlight: Midwest Dairy

Midwest Dairy is a supporter of Environmental Initiative’s agricultural work, including the Headwaters Agriculture Sustainability Partnership.

Save money, keep warm, breathe easier

Environmental Initiative’s Project Stove Swap connects you to a local vendor to swap out your old, inefficient wood burning stove or appliance. Discounts to swap range from $325 – $10,000 depending on type of equipment replaced and income level.

Deadline extended: Northside Safety NET intern, Stage 1

Environmental Initiative is seeking a cohort of Stage 1 Northside Safety NET interns. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 29. High school students ages 14-16 are encouraged to apply.