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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.

Board Voices: Leading through transformation

In this "Board Voices" blog, Eliza Clark shares her experiences of serving in a leadership role as Environmental Initiative shifted into its new strategic plan and vision.

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.

How the SCOTUS ruling on EPA’s authority could impact Clean Air Minnesota’s work

The EPA has lost a tool to regulate carbon emissions after a recent Supreme Court ruling. Now other levels of government and organizations, like Clean Air Minnesota, may need to help fill in the gaps.

Steps must be taken to reduce disparities in air pollution exposure

Air quality experts share insights on the unequal burdens of pollution on people of color and offer solutions to positively impact communities carrying the heaviest burdens.

Member of the Month: Midwest Dairy

June member of the month Midwest Dairy is dedicated to sustainability in the dairy industry.

The collaborative journey of boatbuilding

Northside Safety NET interns recently learned the magical hands-on process of boatbuilding. Throughout the spring they worked with Urban Boat Builders to create a durable exploration canoe that they were able to launch at Wirth Lake in Minneapolis.