The 2021 Awards celebration is a virtual event. Free to attend and styled as a “choose your own adventure,” a suggested donation of $75 will offset associated costs.


For help with registration, including recovering your password, or to request accessibility accommodations please contact Rachel Geissinger by email or telephone.

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2021 Schedule

  1. Virtual Doors Open
  2. Welcome and Coffee with Environmental Initiative, Emcee Adrian Perryman
  3. Courageous Innovator, Akilah Sanders-Reed
  4. Energy & Climate, Decarbonizing Duluth: Duluth Energy System’s Transformation
  5. Environmental Innovation, Second Chance Community Solar Garden
  6. Lunch with Environmental Initiative, Emcee Adrian Perryman
  7. Large-Scale Sustainability Impacts, Lawns to Legumes Pilot Program
  8. Local Sustainability Impacts, Local Emergency Farmer Relief Fund
  9. Rural Vitality, Better Futures & Becker County Pilot
  10. Critical Collaborator, Hope Flanagan
  11. Closing, Emcee Adrian Perryman
  12. Social Hour
Adrian Perryman

Awards MC

Adrian Perryman

Meet the winners

During the day, each winner will have a dedicated 30 minutes to showcase their work, invite partners to join in the storytelling, and have a conversation with attendees regarding participating in, supporting, or replicating the winning project.

Meet the sponsors

Awards sponsors are deeply invested in the opportunity to highlight environmental initiative and innovation. Representatives of each sponsoring organization will attend the Awards celebration and will welcome the opportunity to share what these Awards mean to them.

Meet the board

Our board members will join the celebration to cheer on the winners in addition to the opportunity to meet people the projects and winners have positively impacted.

Meet the staff

The Awards would not be possible without people and projects to celebrate. Behind the scenes, Environmental Initiative staff members are “all in” when it comes to presenting this annual event. Our team loves to hear about cool new projects, brainstorm possibilities, and meet people so do not miss the opportunity to introduce yourself.

2021 Sponsors