News & Ideas

New outreach tool for conservation agriculture aims to reach farmers faster

Environmental Initiative and Trust in Food™ have launched a new outreach tool to accelerate the adoption of conservation agriculture practices. The project focuses on understanding the hurdles and motivations of 'moveable middle' farmers and ranchers through data-driven engagement strategies.

Environmental Initiative helps local lawn care business go electric

Parkway Lawn Service in Minneapolis has transitioned from gas-powered to electric lawn equipment, significantly reducing emissions and improving environmental health.

Clean Air Minnesota earns spot as finalist for Harvard’s Roy Family Award

Clean Air Minnesota is a finalist for the 2024 Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership from Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. This recognition highlights our collaboration to reduce air pollution and enhance environmental quality through innovative, voluntary efforts.

Why personal pronouns matter at Environmental Initiative

Honoring gender diversity and creating a gender-inclusive environment is an important part of the culture and policy at Environmental Initiative.

2024 Environmental Initiative Awards in review

Each year, Environmental Initiative invites Minnesota community members to nominate a person or project creating positive change in our environment. Groups chosen by our team of volunteer judges are later recognized at the Environmental Initiative Awards. In the past…

Minnesota program that fixes old cars for free announces expansion into the East Metro

Environmental Initiative is expanding Project Clean Air Repair (Project CAR) to the East Metro through a new partnership with Turbo Tim's. Low to no cost emission system repairs are now available in eight auto repair shops ahead of summer driving, air quality seasons.

Breaking down Minnesota’s cumulative impacts law

Learn more about Minnesota's cumulative impacts law, why it matters, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's rulemaking process, and what is still being decided.

Northside Safety NET brings on new interns

Northside Safety NET has welcomed eight new interns and welcomed back five interns from the original cohort for this year of programming. Learn more about our interns and consider supporting them as they learn about environmental justice in their community.