Connecting farmers with nutrients to improve environmental and economic outcomes
MINNEAPOLIS – Protecting Minnesota’s water quality and soil health are priorities for the organizations and farmers in the Headwaters Agricultural Sustainability Partnership (HASP), a group administered by Environmental Initiative. The partnership was recently recognized for its local…
From tap to tapestry: Using art and creativity to protect drinking water
Two artist educators, Sharon and Shirley Nordrum, have been commissioned to creatively engage residents in Little Falls, Minnesota on issues of drinking water and environmental health. The year-long project is initiated by the Source Water Protection Collaborative, a partnership between government agencies, nonprofits, researchers, farmers, and public health experts convened by the nonprofit, Environmental Initiative.
Local fishing charter reduces emissions through engine upgrades
Reel Action Sport Fishing Charters in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. partnered with Environmental Initiative to upgrade their deep sea fishing boat engines to reduce air pollution and increase fuel efficiency.
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.
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.
Media release: Crescent Towing cleans up emissions on 10 tugboats
Environmental Initiative has partnered with Crescent Towing to replace 20 old diesel-powered engines on 10 tugboats in their fleet in New Orleans.
Midwest Row Crop Collaborative conducts campaign to normalize regenerative agriculture
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.