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April is EarthMonth— Celebrate with Minnesota Environmental Fund

March 30th, 2017

You care about Minnesota’s environment – now you have easy ways to make a difference this April, with the Minnesota Environmental Fund.

The Minnesota Environmental Fund (MEF) gives you the opportunity to support many environmental causes with giving and volunteering. With one gift, you can help protect water, grow healthy food, support clean energy, preserve natural landscapes, and more. Environmental Initiative is just one of the Minnesotan organizations that MEF supports, and Environmental Initiative employees also have the choice to give to MEF.

Earth Day is this Saturday, April 22. This year, Minnesota Environmental Fund, along with our partners and members, is hosting a variety of celebrations, presentations, and volunteer opportunities throughout the month. I would love to see you at one (or more), of these events in honor of Earth Day.

 

MISSISSIPPI RIVER WALK

Friday, April 7, 2017
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Nature, art and history come together at Sheridan Memorial Park, where we will explore the wild banks of the beloved Mississippi River together. Check out the flyer and register »

MISSISSIPPI RIVER CARE AND PRAIRIE PLANTING

Friday, April 21, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Event co-leaders: Mississippi Park Connection, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, and the National Park Service

Care for our Mississippi River together, and get to know people who work or live downtown. To learn more, check out the flyer and be sure to RSVP here.

CELEBRATION AT SURLY BREWING CO.

Monday, April 24, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

You and leaders like you are making a difference by supporting clean water, clean air, clean energy, natural places, and healthy food in Minnesota. Share your stories and network with colleagues at this free event. 

CARING FOR THE LEXINGTON-HAMLINE AREA – “CIRCUS HILL”

Friday, April 28, 2017
One-hour shifts available
Event co-leaders: Gordon Parks High School, Community Action Partners (Ramsey & Washington), the City of St. Paul, and the Trust for Public Land

Minnesota Environmental Fund is teaming up community partners to offer a volunteer experience for people who work, learn or live nearby. You can help clean up the places we share and learn about the new park being created on Griggs Street near Gordon Parks High School and Skyline Towers. Register for this free event »

 


A note from Environmental Initiative
We’re one of nineteen member organizations receiving support from Minnesota Environmental Fund’s workplace giving program. In honor of Earth Day, we wanted to share these event opportunities as you make plans to celebrate. Interested in adding Minnesota Environmental Fund to your workplace giving campaign? Learn more »

Cordelia Pierson

POSTED BY:

Executive Director, Minnesota Environmental Fund

Celebrate Earth Day with Minnesota Environmental Fund

April 18th, 2016

Did you know you can help protect clean water, grow healthy food, support clean energy, preserve natural places, and more – all with one gift to the Minnesota Environmental Fund? I’m grateful to those of you who donate to Minnesota Environmental Fund at work and am so proud to have Environmental Initiative among our members.MEF_logo_web

Earth Day is this Friday, April 22 and Minnesota Environmental Fund, Climate Generation, the US Green Building Council, and several Minneapolis employers are teaming up on two great events to celebrate. I would love to see you at one (or both) of these events in honor of Earth Day.

Here are the details:

SCREENING: MINNESOTA STORIES IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
6:00 p.m. – Reception
6:30 p.m. – Film Screening
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Climate change is affecting our state’s varied regions and residents in different ways. All Minnesotans have a climate story to tell. Celebrate Earth Week with a screening of the film “Minnesota Stories in a Changing Climate” at Mill City Museum. The Twin Cities PBS production showcases three individual climate stories, narrated by some of the state’s leading experts. The film will be followed by a facilitated discussion with Climate Generation and City of Minneapolis Sustainability Staff.

This event is free and open to the public and includes a pre & post reception with an hour of hosted bar and appetizers.

Learn more or register »

EARTH DAY MISSISSIPPI RIVER REFRESH

Friday, April 22, 2016
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
327 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Take a healthy break from work and help clean up our downtown Mississippi River shoreline and park with the Minnesota Environmental Fund and US Green Building Council – a great way to celebrate Earth Day. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will provide gloves and bags. Wear closed-toed shoes appropriate for outdoor activities and bring water to drink.

Learn more or register »

You can also contact me at Minnesota Environmental Fund at 651-917-1876 if you have questions. Happy Earth Week!

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A note from Environmental Initiative: We’re one of more than twenty member organizations receiving support from Minnesota Environmental Fund’s workplace giving program. In honor of Earth Day, we wanted to share these two event opportunities as you make plans to celebrate. Interested in adding Minnesota Environmental Fund to your workplace giving campaign? Learn more »

 

Cordelia Pierson

POSTED BY:

Executive Director, Minnesota Environmental Fund

Shop for a Cause on November 4th

October 28th, 2014

It’s hard to believe the holiday season is nearly upon us – and with that comes the need to find a perfect gift or two. The Minnesota Environmental Fund has partnered with Ten Thousand Villages in Saint Paul agaiMEF_logo_webn this year so you can pick up that special gift for your host, hostess, family member or friend.

Join me on November 4th for the upcoming shopping event to benefit the Minnesota Environmental Fund at Ten Thousand Villages gift store. From 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4, you can shop for a great cause: the Minnesota Environmental Fund. The more you shop, the more money is donated to support Minnesota’s environmental organizations!

  • For evening’s sales of $0-$300: 10% of sales will be donated
  • For sales of $301-$500: 15% of sales will be donated
  • For sales of $500+: 20% of sales will be donated

If you can’t make it on the 4th, pre-shop at Ten Thousand Villages. Staff will hold your items and run your credit card information during the event and items can be picked up when it’s convenient for you. I hope to see you there!

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A note from Environmental Initiative: We’re one of more than twenty member organizations receiving support through Minnesota Environmental Fund. As the holiday season begins, we wanted to share this unique opportunity to support us and the Minnesota Environmental Fund through the purchase of sustainable, fair trade gifts.

Cordelia Pierson

POSTED BY:

Executive Director, Minnesota Environmental Fund
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