News & Ideas
Source water protection and working collaboratively, explained
To protect source water, lasting behavior changes in land and water management practices are needed. Environmental Initiative is convening a statewide network of individuals with experience in source water protection, community outreach, engagement, agriculture, and public health to develop ways to promote land use that protects drinking water.
Northside Safety NET interns reflect on Black History Month
Northside Safety NET interns share what being a Black history maker means to them.
The EPA plans to tighten air pollution standards, what it means for Minnesota
The U.S. EPA has proposed updated national ambient air quality standards for fine particle pollution, or PM 2.5, for the first time in more than a decade. The stricter standards highlight the importance of Clean Air Minnesota's voluntary emission reduction work to help Minnesota stay in compliance.
Jerry Wicklund supports community through conservation
With community support, the Wicklund family have spent the last several years converting their farmland to natural habitat.
Data-driven irrigation management supports farmers and the environment
Chuck Louis uses soil probes and data to improve the precision of water and nutrient application on a field. Precision can increase a farm's profitability by optimizing inputs and increasing yields.
Reducing costs and increasing yields with data
Christy Bauer uses application tools and products to save farmers money and reduce the environmental impact of their operations.
Incubating corporate innovation in 2022 and beyond
The Sustainable Growth Coalition shares what they accomplished in 2022 and what they have planned for 2023.
Northside Safety NET partners reflect and look into 2023
Our Northside Safety NET partners share their experience with the first year of the program and what they are looking forward to in the coming year.