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Farmers building healthy soil featured on new regional tour

Nine farmers in southeast Minnesota are being featured on a new tour highlighting conversation practices that build and restore soil health.

The bumpy road to transformation

Black, brown, and Indigenous people suffer the most from environmental injustices. Factories, industries, and heavily trafficked roadways were built in our communities, forcing us to live with the polluted air, water, and soil that come from these hazards. It can…

Youth as experts and emerging leaders

Northside Safety NET interns and Environmental Initiative staff recently celebrated the conclusion of Northside Safety NET’s pilot year. With a focus on "youth as experts" and developing leadership skills, the program offers great potential for growth and replication.

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Upcoming Events

Clean Air Minnesota Area Source Team Meeting

The area source team meets on the last Tuesday of every other month from 3-4:30 p.m. on Zoom. Contact Emily Kraeske if you are interested in participating or learning more about bi-monthly Clean Air Minnesota project team… Read More

Sustainable Growth Coalition Happy Hour

The Sustainable Growth Coalition hosts informal member-only social events every other month on the last Tuesday. Contact Britta Dornfeld if you are interested in attending or becoming a member of the Sustainable Growth Coalition. Read More

Board Finance Committee Meeting

The Environmental Initiative Board of Directors’ Finance Committee meets two weeks prior to each board meeting. To learn more about the Board of Directors, visit their about us page. Read More

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Member Highlight: Barr Engineering

Barr Engineering is a long time supporter of Environmental Initiative’s work, a member of the Sustainable Growth Coalition, and a sponsor for Environmental Initiative’s annual Awards.

Take the Soil Health Farm Tour

Nine southeastern Minnesota farmers are using conservation practices to improve the health of their soil, & they want others to know about their experiences. We teamed up with these farmers, local Soil Water and Conservation District staff, and other partners to create a self-guided tour to engage others & connect them with resources.

Measuring conservation practices' return on investment

Six farms in Stearns County, Minnesota participated in the Headwaters Agriculture Sustainability Partnership’s project exploring the return on investment of conservation practices on dairy operations.

Centering people, implementing projects

Our work in 2021 demonstrated a commitment to centering people and implementing projects. Explore our Annual Report to see project highlights and a breakdown of 2021 financials.