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A new year, a new look, and a new way to explore 

Learn about the features of Environmental Initiative's new website and the new communication strategy.

Incorporating environmental, social, and governance principles into business investments

Allianz Life, a Sustainable Growth Coalition member, hosted a panel conversation between Jasmine Jirele (current CEO) and Walter White (former CEO) which was facilitated by Bethany Esse on the past, present, and future of sustainability in the financial services industry.

New research reinforces need for emissions reductions, Clean Air Minnesota

Over the past several weeks, new research has added to growing bodies of evidence demonstrating the catastrophic consequences of air pollution and inequitable distribution of impacts along racial and socioeconomic lines. Each time studies like these are published,…

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Northside Safety NET Meeting

Northside Safety NET meets multiple times a week to explore professional development opportunities in the environmental sector. To learn more about Northside Safety NET, visit … Read More

Awards Nominations Open

Nominations for the 2022 Environmental Initiative Awards open January 19. Help us recognize exciting work across Minnesota by nominating a project or person you believe is crafting collaborative solutions to our most challenging environmental issues. The Environmental Initiative… Read More

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Member Highlight: CenterPoint Energy

CenterPoint Energy has been a long time supporter of Environmental Initiative’s work, including supporting our annual Awards celebration and energy specific initiatives.

Northside Safety NET

Nine interns, Jaycie Thomsen, and Clyde Quarles form the 2021-22 Northside Safety NET team. The year-long Environmental Justice Internship is led by Environmental Initiative. During the school year, we meet after school and on Saturdays until summer, when we will be busy in the community three days a week. Read our first blog written by Clyde.

Project Green Fleet

Environmental Initiative selects and works with eligible diesel fleet owners and operators to upgrade older, less efficient equipment with newer models that release fewer emissions. Project Green Fleet eliminates emissions equivalent to removing over 3.5 million cars from the road every year.