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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.

Sustainable Growth Coalition hosts deconstruction tour and embodied carbon learning lab

A recent study revealed that embodied carbon – the emissions generated from the raw material extraction, manufacturing, transportation, construction and disposal of building materials – accounts for roughly 11% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Practitioners in the building industry are…

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Upcoming Events

Headwaters Agriculture Sustainability Partnership quarterly meeting

The Headwaters Agriculture Sustainability Partnership (HASP) meets quarterly. Contact Britta Dornfeld to learn more about HASP. Read More

Cumulative impacts co-learning watch party: community benefit agreements

Join leaders from community groups, nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies to watch the next cumulative impacts co-learning opportunity at Environmental Initiative's office. Read More

Learn about our work: Agriculture

Come learn about Environmental Initiative staff’s work in agriculture! This event is free and open to the public. Snacks and beverages provided. Read More

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Member Highlight: Goff Public

Environmental Initiative thanks Goff Public for their membership contributions and their public relations and strategic communications support of our air pollution reduction work.

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.