Our Work

We take action and implement on-the-ground projects to improve our air, land, and water by addressing environmental, economic, and public health issues between diverse stakeholders across power, perspectives and systems.

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Source Water Protection Collaborative

In partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health and with support from the Citizens League, we are exploring needs and perspectives to inform the development of a state-level partnership to...

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Circularity Toolkit

Sustainable Growth Coalition members share a vision for change in a circular economy which is our systems approach. Image credit: Forum for the Future

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Midwest Row Crop Collaborative

Administered by Environmental Initiative, the Midwest Row Crop Collaborative designs, funds, and implements cutting-edge programs that demonstrate the benefits of regenerative agricultural practices.

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Project Clean Air Repairs

Environmental Initiative and partner car repair shops are reducing emissions by identifying and fixing vehicle exhaust systems in cars of lower-income residents.

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Project Stove Swap

Project Stove Swap connects residents with local wood stove stores to exchange their inefficient wood stove for a new, cleaner burning model.

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Clean Air Assistance Project

Environmental Initiative, government agencies, and nonprofits are connecting businesses with financial and technical resources to reduce air pollution.

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Sustainable Growth Coalition

Nearly 30 businesses and organizations formed the Sustainable Growth Coalition, a business led partnership harnessing their expertise to advance the next frontier of corporate sustainability – the circular economy.

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Brewing a Sustainable Future

The Brewing a Sustainable Future project is a partnership with the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild that is seeking sustainable solutions to spent grain management.

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Project Green Fleet

Project Green Fleet works with businesses owners and fleet operators to upgrade older, less efficient diesel equipment with newer models that release fewer emissions.

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Cedar River Watershed Partnership

The Cedar River Watershed Partnership provides farmers with tools and resources to help them adopt new farm management strategies that improve the soil, water, and economic health of their farms...

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Clean Air Minnesota

Air quality leaders are working to voluntarily reduce emissions from less regulated sources of air pollution like cars, trucks, small businesses, and residences.

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