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Sustainable Growth Coalition: 2020 – a year of successes

As I reflect on 2020, I felt incredibly grateful for being able to work on issues core to making the world better for people and our well-being. I am fortunate to think about circularity, climate and sustainability daily and how…

Sustainable Growth Coalition testifies on business case for clean energy and climate at Minnesota Senate and House committees

On Thursday, Jan. 14, members of the Sustainable Growth Coalition testified about their organization’s commitments to climate and clean energy and the resulting benefits with legislators of the Minnesota House Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division and the Minnesota Senate Energy and…

Sustainable Growth Coalition fosters collaboration to reach renewable energy goals

Last month, Uponor and Xcel Energy announced a new renewable energy agreement to use solar and wind power to reach nearly 100 percent renewable energy sourcing in Uponor’s Minnesota facilities. This collaborative effort is a big step forward that will help…

The case for circularity highlighted in Sustainable Growth Coalition webinar

In a year where we have faced significant challenges, companies are responding by accelerating measures to address environmental and social issues. At the Sustainable Growth Coalition, our members are taking a systems approach to achieve sustainability goals, while addressing equity, climate…

The differences in our work

Like many in this time of COVID-required isolation and election-inspired connectedness, I spent time on November 3 talking with friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to help myself make it through what I knew would be a long day. Around 9:30 p.m. on election day, many of the people I was communicating with around the country hit…

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,…