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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 […]

Profit Through Conservation: Supporting Farmers for Conservation Outcomes

St. Cloud Holiday Inn 75 37th Ave S, St. Cloud, MN

Nature-based solutions, ecosystem services markets, soil carbon farming, on-farm conservation, regenerative agriculture, natural climate solutions – all these concepts center around one key question: How do we harness earth’s natural systems to grow food in a way that benefits farmers, the community, and the environment?  Ecosystem service markets are emerging as a key method to pay […]

Source Water Protection Collaborative Meeting

The Source Water Protection Collaborative is a group of water, community outreach, engagement, and public health leaders working together to develop ways to promote land use which protects drinking water […]

2022 Environmental Initiative Awards In-Person Celebration

Quincy Hall 1325 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN

Spend your day with Environmental Initiative with its free virtual program from 8:15-9:30 a.m. and in the evening from 5-7:30 p.m. for a happy hour at Quincy Hall. Registration for the […]


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Centering BIPOC experiences and our connection to nature

Tamara Few, recipient of the 2022 Environmental Initiative critical collaborator award, works to make safe spaces in the outdoors for BIPOC folks to heal, connect, and find joy.

Improving recycling through community-led initiatives

The Apartment Recycling Specialist Program, winner of our 2022 Environmental Innovation Award, has increased community engagement around recycling in apartment complexes within neighborhoods identified as more vulnerable to climate change. We chatted with Shannon Conk, community engagement coordinator for Ramsey/Washington Recycling and Energy, to learn more about the program.

Finding new ways to support manufactured home park residents

Joel Haskard, co-director of the Clean Energy Resources Team (CERTs) spoke with us about the group's work to reduce energy use and increase safety in manufactured home parks.

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