What are the Environmental Initiative Awards?

The Environmental Initiative Awards is our annual recognition program that celebrates people and projects working in partnership at the nexus of a healthy environment, a prosperous economy, and an equitable society.

For the past three decades, Environmental Initiative has honored about 200 people and projects across Minnesota who are creating positive change. Every year, we invite community members to nominate an inspiring person or project in their network. A team of volunteer judges select the category winners. The Award recipients are then celebrated at a program in the Twin Cities. We bring together community members, organization partners, and people who may be new to our work to honor the winners during an evening of celebration and networking.

Environmental Initiative works across difference to create spaces where people can openly exchange ideas and build solutions to complex environmental challenges through partnership. The Environmental Initiative Awards celebrates that spirit of collaboration.

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Connect with Rachel Geissinger to learn more about the Environmental Initiative Awards and how you can plug in.