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The case for circularity highlighted in Sustainable Growth Coalition webinar

In a year where we have faced significant challenges, companies are responding by accelerating measures to address environmental and social issues. At the Sustainable Growth Coalition, our members are taking a systems approach to achieve sustainability goals, while addressing equity, climate…

The differences in our work

Like many in this time of COVID-required isolation and election-inspired connectedness, I spent time on November 3 talking with friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to help myself make it through what I knew would be a long day. Around 9:30 p.m. on election day, many of the people I was communicating with around the country hit…

Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Sustainable Growth Coalition

This fall marks the 5th Anniversary of the Sustainable Growth Coalition, and we have so many exciting announcements and reasons to celebrate! First, at the end of October we officially unveiled our new logo and branding. Because of the…

New vision and bold direction

Environmental Initiative’s board of directors adopted a new strategic plan in September! This five-year plan includes new vision, mission and values statements, as well as strategic pillars and objectives to guide our work. We feel energized with…

Our foundation for change

Happy fall! As summer comes to a close, I am thinking about which nonprofits I am considering for year-end gifts. This year more than ever, with a pandemic still in full swing and racial uprisings happening all over the world,…

Bettering your GHG and renewable energy reporting webinar: A Sustainable Growth Coalition case study

The Bettering Your GHG and Renewable Energy Reporting webinar hosted by the Sustainable Growth Coalition featuring a case study resulting from a pilot project we facilitated with members Xcel Energy and Target Corporation. The…

Will this be the moment?

I remain hopeful that George Floyd has truly changed the world, as his daughter Gianna has said. Still, I find myself struggling to believe that we have sufficient resolve as a society to make the systemic change necessary for all…

Circularity leadership in the moment: Sustainable Growth Coalition members highlight leadership in new webinar

Sustainable Growth Coalition leaders from Ever-Green Energy, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, and Uponor shared their stories for a webinar Circularity Leadership in this Moment. As businesses, community leaders, and…

Announcing our 2020 Environmental Initiative Awards winners

The wait is over – it is time for the 2020 Environmental Initiative Awards! While this is the first time in the 26-year history that the Awards event will not convene in person, we remain committed to highlighting innovative, impactful…

Sustainable Growth Coalition discusses circularity leadership during COVID-19, connecting virtually

When asked what word members would use to describe the Sustainable Growth Coalition at their first meeting after COVID-19 hit, members resoundingly responded with “connected.” Because we have built such a strong sense of community by sustainability leaders, over 50…