USGBC Minnesota

USGBC Minnesota is nonprofit organization committed to green buildings for everyone in Minnesota. We support, promote, educate, and recruit for the green building industry.

There is a place for everyone in the USGBC Community! If you want to connect with Minnesota’s most influential green building professionals, attend our events. If you are a designer, architect, engineer or consultant interested in supporting LEED, green buildings and communities, join as a member. If you are a passionate and interested citizen or organization, get involved with our community projects — such as our work with MN Green Schools including Green Apple Day of Service or ADVANCE. If you represent a company that supports the green building industry in Minnesota, become a Sustaining Partner.


U of M Institute on the Environment

At the Institute on the Environment (IonE), we envision a world in which sustainable agriculture feeds the world; renewable energy powers healthy homes, efficient transportation and flourishing businesses; every person has access to food, water and shelter; oceans, lakes and rivers are clean and healthy; communities have vibrant economies, neighborhoods and cultures; and thriving ecosystems support thriving economies and societies. Overall, humanity restores and renews resources for the benefit of all living things.

IonE is accelerating the transition to this future by supporting breakthrough research across disciplines, developing the next generation of global leaders and building transformative partnerships across the state, region and globe.

It’s important to stress this is not academia as usual. At IonE, we go out of our way to collaborate with external partners while bringing different academic fields of expertise together within the University — all with an eye towards being responsive, agile and entrepreneurial in the face of a changing world.

Our “secret sauce” is our ability to connect innovators from around the University and with external partners to discover solutions, to cultivate not just future scholars but future leaders, and to catalyze collaborations and conversations across sectors — all aimed at solving complex environmental challenges.

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WaterLegacy is an award-winning grassroots non-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2009 to counter the threat of sulfide mining proposed for Northern Minnesota.

WaterLegacy addresses the human health and environmental impacts of open-pit sulfide mining through advocacy at the state and federal level, education and citizen engagement.


Women's Environmental Network

Established in 1992, the Women’s Environmental Network is a not-for-profit organization fostering professional networks for women working to protect the environment. 

Women’s Environmental Network has been bringing professional women together for over 20 years, to network, grow and simply enjoy each other’s company! We host about five events per year: book-readings and lectures, issue based discussions, happy hours, and networking events.

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