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Collaborative policy victory: Lottery reauthorization for Minnesota

The Minnesota Legislature recently passed the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund renewal bill. This important legislation will put a question before voters to reauthorize Minnesota State Lottery funds for conservation. It also creates a new $20 million per year community grants program.

Asthma, air quality, and athletes: The community coach’s role

An asthma attack can be a scary situation for coaches and athletes, but it doesn’t have to be! The Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and youth sport coaches collaborated to create a free 35-minute online training course to share information with youth coaches about what to do when a player has asthma symptoms or an asthma attack. 

Be air aware with the Air Quality Index

Do you know how air quality can affect your health? You might not be able to see it, but the air you breathe could contain dangerous pollutants. The Air Quality Index can let you know what the quality of the air outside is before you open a window or step out for a walk.

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Upcoming Events

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

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

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Member Highlight: Waste Management

Waste Management is a longtime supporter of Environmental Initiative’s work and a sponsor for the Environmental Initiative Awards.

We're hiring: Partnership Director and Communications Manager

Environmental Initiative is seeking a Partnership Director to provide focused leadership for the Midwest Row Crop Collaborative and a Communications Manager to play an important role in raising Environmental Initiative’s profile and strengthening the organization’s brand.

New models for lottery funds proposed

Environmental Initiative is working alongside BIPOC environmental justice leaders and mainstream environmental groups to incorporate environmental justice as a core to the work of the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.