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.
Expanding Lottery funds for the environment, for all
Environmental Initiative is part of a coalition of mainstream environmental organizations advocating for the Minnesota State Legislature to get a question on the ballot in 2024 on whether to continue dedicating state lottery funds to the great outdoors. Our organization is focused on convening conversations for proposed changes that would make the Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund more equitable.
Source water protection and working collaboratively, explained
To protect source water, lasting behavior changes in land and water management practices are needed. Environmental Initiative is convening a statewide network of individuals with experience in source water protection, community outreach, engagement, agriculture, and public health to develop ways to promote land use that protects drinking water.
The joy of meaningful connection
Executive director Mike Harley writes about interdependence and the transformative experiences that await each of us when we say "yes" to new relationships.
Board Voices: An unexpected transformation with Environmental Initiative as a catalyst for personal change
Levi Brown, current Environmental Initiative board member, shares his story of transformation rooted in a meeting which led to unexpected insights and meaningful relationships.
Summer reflections: Infrastructure maintenance
Northside Safety NET intern Gregory Wheeler learned about stormwater and green infrastructure during a summer session with the City of Minneapolis.
Board Voices: The bumpy road to transformation
Board member James Trice shares his experiences and observations of Environmental Initiative's transformation process and progress.
Member of the Month: Midwest Dairy
June member of the month Midwest Dairy is dedicated to sustainability in the dairy industry.
Spring growth: Northside Safety NET interns learn, plant, and create
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.