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Minneapolis works with auto shops to clear the air

At autobody shops across Minnesota, painters adorn respirators, eye protection, coveralls, and gloves to start their day. This protective attire keeps shop employees safe from the myriad of chemicals and associated air pollution that comes from solvent-based paints used to paint or refinish cars.

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…

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Sustainable Growth Coalition All Member Meeting

The Sustainable Growth Coalition will convene all members on September 29, 2022. Contact Britta Dornfeld if you are interested in becoming a member of the Sustainable Growth Coalition. Read More

Fall Environmental Initiative Open House

Come meet staff and celebrate our 30th… 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 Emily Kraeske if you are interested in participating or learning more about bi-monthly Clean Air Minnesota project team… 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.