The Environmental Initiative Awards program honors innovative projects that have achieved extraordinary environmental results by harnessing the power of partnership. From large statewide efforts to small-scale locally based projects, many of Minnesota’s most innovative environmental efforts have succeeded because of collaboration.

Nominations for the 2017 program will be accepted January 24, 2017 - February 24, 2017 in six categories.

Mark your calendars for the Environmental Initiative Awards dinner and ceremony on Thursday, May 25, 2017 to celebrate inspiring environmental projects, leaders in our community, and Environmental Initiative’s 25th anniversary. 

Contact Dani Schurter at 612-334-3388 ext. 8107 with questions or to learn more about this program.

Event Details

Thursday, May 25, 2017
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Registration & reception
6:00 - 7:15 p.m. Dinner & program
7:15 - 9:00 p.m. Dessert & reception 

Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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Presenting Sponsors

Environmental Lay Group

Great River Energy

Reception SPONSOR


Community Action

Energy and Climate

The Weidt Group

Environmental Education

Food Stewardship

Waste Management

Natural Resources


Sustainable Business


Partnership of the Year

Stoel Rives LLP

Supporting Sponsors

Antea Group
Barr Engineering

Land O' Lakes

Larkin Hoffman Attorneys

Minnesota Power

partner SPONSORs

GHD Services

Gray Plant Mooty

Shakopee Mdewakaton Sioux

WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

In-Kind Support

Full Circle Organics

Pictura Graphics


Nova Consulting Group, Inc.

Rochester Public Utilities

Westwood Professional Services

Associate Sponsors

Bremer Bank

Smith Partners, PLLP