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Markets needed to support on-farm conservation efforts

Lively chatter filled the hotel conference room, with many people commenting on how good it was to be back together. For the first time in almost two years, Environmental Initiative was hosting an in-person event.  Attendees ventured…

The role of food and agriculture in systems change

The food and agriculture system has an important role in addressing the current crises of climate change, public health, social and racial justice, and a fragile democracy. Through relationships, partnerships, and systems thinking, change is possible. From farmers to corporate executives, each has a role in transforming how the world is fed and mitigating climate change through regenerative agricultural practices.

Member of the Month: Stantec

Environmental Initiative's member of the month, Stantec, shares highlights of their environmental work. Stantec is a long-time supporter of Environmental Initiative and the Sustainable Growth Coalition.

Recap of the 2022 Legislative Preview

We gathered virtually on January 28 for our annual Legislative Preview to hear from a bipartisan panel of legislative leaders about their environmental priorities for the 2022 legislative session. Legislators discussed the environmental issues and policies likely to be addressed…

Northside Safety NET interns light up the room

Northside Safety NET interns gain hands-on experience building a mini solar home, learn about electricity generated from the sun, and reflect on the opportunity to immediately apply the knowledge gained.

New year, new beginnings

Meet Ariel Kagan, our new director of agriculture strategy, and learn about her role in shaping Environmental Initiative's agriculture program.

Natural Gas Innovation Act: Advancing Minnesota’s clean energy future

As Minnesota’s largest natural gas utility, CenterPoint Energy serves nearly 900,000 residential and business customers in more than 260 communities. Minnesotans trust us to deliver the essential energy they count on every day, especially on the coldest days. We’re also…

A new year, a new look, and a new way to explore 

Learn about the features of Environmental Initiative's new website and the new communication strategy.