June is National Dairy Month and Midwest Dairy is a key partner in our work with the Headwaters Agriculture Sustainability Partnership which is focused on delivering solutions to benefit the environment, economic viability of farmers, and…
My first wrestling coach taught us to compete and conduct ourselves with honor and humility. Original or not, he was a former Marine drill instructor and an Olympic qualifier. That lesson stuck with me. Like many of our partners, I’ve…
The Northside Safety NET intern cohort had a busy month of March. Highlights featured include creating art, potting plants, and visiting a research lab on the Mississippi River.
Environmental Initiative's board of directors adopted a strategic plan with a new mission, vision, and values in 2020. Mike Harley shares his honest assessment of steps the organization has taken in the work to support environmental and racial justice. As the organization leads into its 30th year, there are signs of change demonstrated in shifts of power and perspective.
Regenerative agriculture is gaining momentum as row crop producers express increasing interest in the benefits of more resilient farming systems and more companies invest in strategies to meet environmental goals and support robust agricultural systems. Responding to this need, and with funding from the Walmart Foundation, Midwest Row Crop Collaborative (MRCC) members are embarking on a targeted media campaign to help increase acceptance of regenerative agriculture within farming communities.
The food and agriculture system has an important role in addressing the current crises of climate change, public health, social and racial justice, and a fragile democracy. Through relationships, partnerships, and systems thinking, change is possible. From farmers to corporate executives, each has a role in transforming how the world is fed and mitigating climate change through regenerative agricultural practices.
Environmental Initiative's member of the month, Stantec, shares highlights of their environmental work. Stantec is a long-time supporter of Environmental Initiative and the Sustainable Growth Coalition.
Northside Safety NET interns gain hands-on experience building a mini solar home, learn about electricity generated from the sun, and reflect on the opportunity to immediately apply the knowledge gained.
Meet Ariel Kagan, our new director of agriculture strategy, and learn about her role in shaping Environmental Initiative's agriculture program.
Learn about the features of Environmental Initiative's new website and the new communication strategy.