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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…

Our place in the environmental movement in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death

I am writing this at the end of a very long and emotionally exhausting week dominated by the murder of George Floyd and the grief, outrage, fear and violence that has gripped our community in its wake. I know that…

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…

Sustainable Growth Coalition members share sustainability story with MN House of Representatives energy committee

Sustainable Growth Coalition members are investing in innovation, clean energy, renewables, and advancing sustainability efforts that reduce our carbon footprint and move us toward a more circular economy. Coalition members are doing this for numerous reasons, driven by customer and…