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Minneapolis works with auto shops to clear the air

At autobody shops across Minnesota, painters adorn respirators, eye protection, coveralls, and gloves to start their day. This protective attire keeps shop employees safe from the myriad of chemicals and associated air pollution that comes from solvent-based paints used to paint or refinish cars.

Farmers building healthy soil featured on new regional tour

Nine farmers in southeast Minnesota are being featured on a new tour highlighting conversation practices that build and restore soil health.

Our role in Minnesota’s Climate Action Framework

The Walz Administration has released their Climate Action Framework, a vision for how Minnesota will address and prepare for climate change. Mike Harley shares examples of Environmental Initiative's commitments to collaborative action.

S.M. Hentges & Sons in Jordan upgrade old excavators

Environmental Initiative has partnered with S.M. Hentges & Sons to upgrade two Komatsu excavators through Project Green Fleet.

Ulland Brothers upgrades old Class 8 Mack truck

Ulland Brothers in Virginia, Minn. recently replaced a 2005 Class 8 Mack truck with a new, cleaner burning model through Project Green Fleet.

Northland Constructors in Duluth upgrade three Class 8 trucks

Environmental Initiative has partnered with Northland Construction to replace three Class 8 Mack trucks manufactured in the 1990s with new, cleaner burning models.

Landwehr Construction in St. Cloud upgrades crawler tractor and excavator

Landwehr Construction in St Cloud, Minn. recently replaced one crawler tractor and one excavator, reducing air pollution in their construction fleet.

Are smoky summers the new normal?

Last July and August, you may remember a stretch of hazy days, red sunsets, and warnings about poor air quality. Summer it seems, has a new regular companion: wildfire smoke.  If it seems like the number of…

What is the air quality index and why does it matter?

Learn how to use the Air Quality Index to make informed decisions about the air you breathe.

Auto body shops reduce pollutants

Two auto body businesses in Ramsey County, Minn., reduce pollutants including volatile organic compounds with financial and technical support provided through the Clean Air Assistance Project.