2024 Environmental Initiative Awards

Join us at the Environmental Initiative Awards celebration on June 5. We’re celebrating environmental changemakers in a range of work, from rebuilding urban tree canopies to innovating solar integration.

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Breaking down Minnesota’s cumulative impacts law

Learn more about Minnesota's cumulative impacts law, why it matters, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's rulemaking process, and what is still being decided.

Northside Safety NET brings on new interns

Northside Safety NET has welcomed eight new interns and welcomed back five interns from the original cohort for this year of programming. Learn more about our interns and consider supporting them as they learn about environmental justice in their community.

Report: Conservation practices benefit the environment and local farmer’s bottom line 

A recent return-on-investment study of dairy operations in central Minnesota found that profitability and environmental stewardship are complimentary. The study analyzed 10 farms and found that on average the farms demonstrated improved environmental and financial outcomes compared to benchmarks.

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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

Sustainable procurement learning lab – Sustainable Growth Coalition

Sustainable Growth Coalition will host a virtual learning lab on sustainable procurement featuring Jon Smieja from GreenBiz and Olivia Fritz from TrueNorth Collective. Read More

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Member Highlight: Stantec

Environmental Initiative thanks Stantec for their organizational support, sponsorship of the 2024 Environmental Initiative Awards, and Sustainable Growth Coalition membership.

2024 Environmental Initiative Awards

Registration for the 30th annual Environmental Initiative Awards is now open! Join us in celebrating environmental changemakers working in partnership for an equitable society and healthy environment on Wednesday, June 5. This year’s winners represent a range of work, from rebuilding urban tree canopies to innovating solar integration.

Reach farmers faster

Are you trying to engage farmers in conservation agriculture? We teamed up with Trust in Food to better understand what it takes to accelerate producers’ voluntary engagement with conservation agriculture programs. Backed by research, our new tool provides organizations engaged in conservation agriculture initiatives with a step-by-step process to apply to outreach efforts.