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Member of the Month: Stantec

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.

Recap of the 2022 Legislative Preview

We gathered virtually on January 28 for our annual Legislative Preview to hear from a bipartisan panel of legislative leaders about their environmental priorities for the 2022 legislative session. Legislators discussed the environmental issues and policies likely to be addressed…

Northside Safety NET interns light up the room

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.

Natural Gas Innovation Act: Advancing Minnesota’s clean energy future

As Minnesota’s largest natural gas utility, CenterPoint Energy serves nearly 900,000 residential and business customers in more than 260 communities. Minnesotans trust us to deliver the essential energy they count on every day, especially on the coldest days. We’re also…

A new year, a new look, and a new way to explore 

Learn about the features of Environmental Initiative's new website and the new communication strategy.

Incorporating environmental, social, and governance principles into business investments

Allianz Life, a Sustainable Growth Coalition member, hosted a panel conversation between Jasmine Jirele (current CEO) and Walter White (former CEO) which was facilitated by Bethany Esse on the past, present, and future of sustainability in the financial services industry.

Winding down 2021 with our five most-read posts

As Environmental Initiative’s communications team winds down 2021, we’ve taken some time to reflect on the past twelve months as well as revisit our measures of success (including our data and analytics). Happily, the content you found most interesting and…

A local leadership climate change conversation

Climate change policy in 2021 has been punctuated by the United Nation’s International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report raising alarm bells and the newly reached global climate agreement at COP26. While the deal reached in Glasgow includes several important developments, many say leaders have failed to meet the urgency…

Leadership in the Headwaters Agriculture Sustainability Partnership

A different kind of farming is growing in Central Minnesota, thanks to the work of leaders from agriculture, conservation, finance, engineering, and research involved in the Headwaters Agriculture Sustainability Partnership (HASP). Formed, in 2018 as a way to incubate…

Northside Safety NET interns begin putting learning into action

Nine interns joined me and Jaycie Thomsen in November to form the 2021-22 cohort of Northside Safety NET. The year-long Environmental Justice Internship is led by Environmental Initiative. During the school year we meet after school and on…