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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 our most challenging environmental issues. The Environmental Initiative Awards is our annual recognition program that celebrates people and projects working in partnership at the nexus […]

A Living Systems Approach to Sustainability at the Metropolitan Airports Commission

In early 2020, The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC)’s board adopted 2030 sustainability goals to reduce emissions, decrease water use, divert more of its waste stream, and increase employee engagement related to sustainability. In developing these goals and the implementation plans to advance them, MAC embraced a “living systems” approach to sustainability. What have they learned by […]

2022 Environmental Initiative Awards In-Person Celebration

Quincy Hall 1325 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

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 in-person celebration closed May 11. If you would still like to register for the in-person event, please contact Rachel Geissinger by email or telephone. If cost is a barrier, […]


2023 Environmental Initiative Awards

PAIKKA 550 Vandalia St, #165, Saint Paul, MN

REGISTRATION The 2023 Awards celebration will be held May 18 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at PAIKKA in St. Paul. The registration fee is $75 to attend. Register Contact Rachel Geissinger at 612-334-3388 ext. 8122 with any questions about registration. We are dedicated to making the celebration as accessible as possible. Please connect with Rachel to request an accessibility […]


Exploring embodied carbon


Building decarbonization, sustainable building, and community engagement will discuss what embodied carbon is and why it matters during this free webinar hosted by the Sustainable Growth Coalition.

2024 Environmental Initiative Awards

Mosaic 817 Fifth Ave. S #300, Minneapolis, MN, United States

The Environmental Initiative Awards celebration will be held June 5, 2024 at Mosaic in Downtown Minneapolis.