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2013 Environmental Initiative Award Winners

May 24th, 2013

First, I want to say a big thank you to everyone who joined us at Nicollet Island Pavilion to celebrate the 19th annual Environmental Initiative Awards. With nearly 400 attendees, we had a very full house. I hope you met some new people, enjoyed learning about all of the great environmental projects, and had fun.

Congratulations to the 2013 Environmental Initiative Award winners:

BUSINESS AND ENVIRONMENT
General Mills Fridley Oat Biomass Boiler

ENERGY AND CLIMATE PROTECTION
Energy Innovation Corridor

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
YES! Expansion Into West Central Minnesota

NATURAL RESOURCE PROTECTION AND RESTORATION
Southeast Minnesota Wastewater Initiative

SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
Mahtomedi Area Green Initiative

2013 PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR
Weber Stream Restoration Initiative

I’d also like to extend a quick thank you to WCCO’s Frank Vascellaro for serving as the evening’s emcee. We greatly appreciated his time and help celebrating all of the outstanding environmental projects across the state.

Enjoy some of the photos from the event below and congratulations again to all of the finalists and winners. (Photo credits: Megan Dobratz, studioTart.)


Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

Andrea Robbins

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Director, Engagement and Systems

Brake for Breakfast

May 14th, 2013

I hope you will join the Minnesota Environmental Fund and all of our generous co-hosts for the Brake for Breakfast event on Wednesday, June 12. We’ll be serving FREE breakfast from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Greenway Building to celebrate Bike Walk Week 2013.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Greenway Building
2801 21st Ave S.
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55407

Register here »

This event is sponsored by Minnesota Environmental Fund (MEF), and co-hosted by CERTs, Civia, Energy Center of Wisconsin, Envision Minnesota, Eureka Recycling, Great Plains Institute, Headwaters Foundation, Midtown Greenway Coalition, Nonprofits Assistance Fund, Peace Coffee, SOS Building Services, The Energy Conservatory, and Wellington Management.

Coming to the event? Share it on social media by using the hashtag #brake4breakfast. See you on the Greenway and happy biking!

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A note from Environmental Initiative: We’re one of more than twenty member organizations receiving support through Minnesota Environmental Fund’s workplace giving efforts. We hope to see many of you at the Brake for Breakfast!

Ed Marek

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Executive Director, Minnesota Environmental Fund
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