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Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Sustainable Growth Coalition

This fall marks the 5th Anniversary of the Sustainable Growth Coalition, and we have so many exciting announcements and reasons to celebrate! First, at the end of October we officially unveiled our new logo and branding. Because of the…

New vision and bold direction

Environmental Initiative’s board of directors adopted a new strategic plan in September! This five-year plan includes new vision, mission and values statements, as well as strategic pillars and objectives to guide our work. We feel energized with…

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…