Alliance for Sustainability
Homepage: http://www.allianceforsustainability.net
Bio Information: The mission of Alliance for Sustainability is bringing about personal, organizational and planetary sustainability by supporting projects that are ecologically sound, economically viable, socially just and humane.
Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis
Homepage: http://www.audubonchapterofminneapolis.org/
Bio Information: Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis strives to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.
Audubon Minnesota
Homepage: http://mn.audubon.org
Bio Information: The state office of the National Audubon Society works to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and biological diversity. They approach this mission through a combination of education, citizen science, legislative advocacy, and conservation policy initiatives.
Austin Coalition for Environmental Sustainability
Homepage: http://co.net/aces/
Bio Information: Austin Coalition for Environmental Sustainability is a coalition of Mower County citizens and local governments working together to help reach goals set in the Global Warming Mitigation Act of 2007 to reduce green house gas emissions.
Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota
Homepage: http://www.bikemn.org
Bio Information: The Bicycle Alliance’s mission is to provide leadership and a unified voice for bicycle education, advocacy and efforts to make Minnesota more bicycle friendly so that more people will ride bicycles more often.
Center for Energy and Environment
Homepage: http://www.mncee.org
Bio Information: The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) is a nonprofit organization that promotes energy efficiency to strengthen the economy while improving the environment. CEE conducts research and develops programs so that: Businesses operate more efficiently and profitably; Government agencies and nonprofits spend less on facilities and functions; Utilities achieve their energy-efficiency goals at least-cost; and Households save money and improve comfort.
Clean Up the River Environment
Homepage: http://www.cureriver.org
Bio Information: Clean Up the River Environment (CURE)’s mission is to focus public awareness on the Upper Minnesota River Watershed and to take action to restore and protect the region's water quality, biological integrity, and natural beauty for all generations. CURE believes that thoughtful and effective communications strategies are important tools to steer public debate away from false dichotomies like "jobs verses the environment" and toward new solutions where everyone can participate in a sustainable future.
Clean Water Fund
Homepage: http://www.cleanwateraction.org/mn
Bio Information: Clean Water Action Alliance of Minnesota is a statewide federation of diverse citizens and organizations whose goal is to protect and restore the environment now and for future generations. We educate the public, develop grassroots citizen leadership, support environmental organizations, and mobilize grassroots involvement in decision making at all levels. Their common mission is to promote social values, policies and behaviors that result in economic and environmental justice for a sustainable society.
Conservation Minnesota
Homepage: http://www.conservationminnesota.org
Bio Information: Conservation Minnesota seeks to educate citizens and organizations on effective participation in government to further conservation goals.
Do It Green! Minnesota
Homepage: http://www.doitgreen.org/resources/eco-store
Bio Information: The purpose of Do It Green! Minnesota is to educate and motivate Minnesotans to live green, sustainably and to build healthy communities through our printed guidebook Do It Green! Magazine, community workshops and presentations, their Do It Green! Resource Center, their annual Green Gifts Fair event and other green living programs.
Dovetail Partners, Inc.
Homepage: http://www.dovetailinc.org
Bio Information: Dovetail Partners provides authoritative information about the impacts and trade-offs of environmental decisions, including consumption choices, land use, and policy alternatives.
Duluth Audubon Society
Homepage: http://www.duluthaudubon.org/
Bio Information: Duluth Audubon Society strives to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.
Environment Minnesota
Homepage: http://www.environmentminnesota.org
Bio Information: Environment Minnesota is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. Their professional staff combines independent research, practical ideas and tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win real results for Minnesota's environment. Environment Minnesota's staff draws on 30 years of success in tackling our state's top environmental problems.
Environmental Initiative
Homepage: http://www.environmental-initiative.org
Bio Information: The Environmental Initiative is a member-supported nonprofit organization that seeks solutions to Minnesota’s environmental problems through collaborative action taken by innovative partnerships. Environmental Initiative brings together nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies to find consensus on critical issues and respond with actions that have measurable, positive environmental outcomes.
Environmental Law & Policy Center
Homepage: http://www.elpc.org
Bio Information: The Environmental Law & Policy Center is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization. They develop and lead successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage.
Eureka Recycling
Homepage: http://www.eurekarecycling.org
Bio Information: The mission of Eureka Recycling is to reduce waste today through innovative resource management and to reach a waste-free tomorrow by demonstrating that waste is preventable not inevitable.
Fresh Energy
Homepage: http://fresh-energy.org/
Bio Information: Fresh Energy is a nonprofit public interest organization working to ensure a safer, healthier environment by promoting a clean, efficient, and fair energy system. Fresh Energy partners with citizens and allied organizations to protect the environment while developing healthy economies through policy reform, education, and organizing.
Freshwater Society
Homepage: http://www.freshwater.org
Bio Information: The Freshwater Society is dedicated to promoting rational and sustainable management of freshwater resources.
Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
Homepage: http://www.friends-bwca.org
Bio Information: Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness’ mission is to protect, preserve and restore the wilderness character of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and the Quetico-Superior ecosystem.
Friends of the Cloquet Valley State Forest
Homepage: http://www.friendscvsf.org
Bio Information: The mission of Friends of the Cloquet Valley State Forest is to promote responsible use and enjoyment of the natural and cultural resources of the Cloquet Valley State Forest. FCVSF promotes non-motorized recreation.
Friends of the Mississippi River
Homepage: http://www.fmr.org
Bio Information: Friends of the Mississippi River is a leading citizen organization working to protect and enhance the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities area. They believe the tremendous ecological, cultural, scenic and recreational values of the river must be carefully tended to ensure that they continue to be shared equally by all citizens and that they endure for future generations.
Friends of the Parks and Trails of Saint Paul and Ramsey County
Homepage: http://www.friendsoftheparks.org/contact.htm
Bio Information: Our mission is to promote public support and appreciation for parks and open space, to help shape the goals and priorities of park development, to identify and protect environmentally significant areas, to promote the establishment and development of a continuous system of trails and bikeways and to provide a vehicle for citizens to influence public policies that affect parks and open space.
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
Homepage: http://www.gmhf.com
Bio Information: The Greater Minnesota Housing Fund works to promote affordable homes and sustainable communities.
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Homepage: http://www.iatp.org
Bio Information: The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy promotes resilient family farms, rural communities and ecosystems around the world through research and education, science and technology, and advocacy.
Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
Homepage: http://www.ieer.org
Bio Information: Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER) provides activists, policy-makers, journalists, and the public with understandable and accurate scientific and technical information on energy and environmental issues. Their aim is to bring scientific excellence to public policy issues in order to promote the democratization of science and a safer, healthier environment.
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Homepage: http://www.ilsr.org
Bio Information: The Institute’s mission is to provide innovative strategies, working models and timely information to support environmentally sound and equitable community development. To this end, ILSR works with citizens, activists, policymakers and entrepreneurs to design systems, policies and enterprises that meet local or regional needs; to maximize human, material, natural and financial resources; and to ensure that the benefits of these systems and resources accrue to all local citizens.
International Wolf Center
Homepage: http://www.wolf.org
Bio Information: The mission of the International Wolf Center is profoundly simple: to advance the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wild lands and the human role in their future.
Izaak Walton League of America - Midwest Office
Homepage: http://www.iwla.org
Bio Information: To conserve, protect and restore the soil, forest, water and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.
Izaak Walton League of America - Minnesota Division
Homepage: http://www.minnesotaikes.org
Bio Information: Our mission is to conserve, maintain, protect and restore the soil, forest, water, and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.
Kids for Saving Earth
Homepage: http://www.kidsforsavingearth.org
Bio Information: The mission of Kids for Saving Earth is educating and empowering kids to save the Earth, including Minnesota. Since 1989, Kids for Saving Earth has provided "Education into Action" curriculum to thousands of instructors and parents. As a result there are now hundreds of thousands of kids and grown-ups all over the planet working to protect the Earth.
Land Stewardship Project
Homepage: http://www.landstewardshipproject.org
Bio Information: The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1982 to foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture and to develop sustainable communities.
League of Women Voters of Minnesota
Homepage: http://www.lwvmn.org/
Bio Information: The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Lower Phalen Creek Project
Homepage: http://www.lowerphalencreek.org
Bio Information: The Lower Phalen Creek Project is a community-led initiative to restore our Mississippi River watershed and help revitalize Saint Paul's East Side and Lowertown neighborhoods. Their programs include creating the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, installing a regional trail link through the sanctuary, and weaving watershed-friendly landscaping into local redevelopment efforts.
Lutheran Coalition for Public Policy in Minnesota
Homepage: http://www.lcppm.org
Bio Information: Lutheran Coalition for Public Policy in Minnesota, in response to God's love, seeks to engage all people of faith in the promotion of public policy that supports peace, justice and care for all of God's creation.
Mankato Area Environmentalists
Homepage: http://www.hickorytech.net/~enviros/
Bio Information: The mission of MAE is to be an ongoing voice for environmental quality, a resource to other environmental and community groups, and a source of action to shape environmental policies and practices in the Minnesota River Valley - Bend of the River area south-central Minnesota.
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Homepage: http://www.mncenter.org
Bio Information: The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy is the legal and scientific voice protecting and defending Minnesota's environment. We work in the courts, the legislature and state agencies using science and policy to develop, communicate and implement environmental change. At the heart of our mission is a reverence for nature and a fundamental commitment to sustain and enhance environmental quality for the benefit of future generations.
Minnesota Conservation Federation
Homepage: http://www.mncf.org
Bio Information: MCF’s mission is to encourage and inspire the intelligent management of the life-sustaining resources of Minnesota - our essential water resources - our protective forests and plant life - and our dependent fish and wildlife - and to promote and encourage the knowledge and appreciation of these resources and their interrelationships.
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Homepage: http://www.mncn.org
Bio Information: The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits informs, promotes, connects and strengthens individual nonprofits and the nonprofit sector.
Minnesota Food Association
Homepage: http://www.mnfoodassociation.org
Bio Information: MFA's mission is to build a more sustainable food system in Minnesota.
Minnesota Forestry Association
Homepage: http://www.MinnesotaForestry.org
Bio Information: Minnesota Forestry Association works on behalf of family forest owners, through education and advocacy, to promote stewardship of woodland.
Minnesota Ground Water Association
Homepage: http://www.mgwa.org
Bio Information: The Minnesota Ground Water Association (MGWA) is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the following primary objectives: Promote and encourage scientific and public policy aspects of ground water as an information provider; Protect public health and safety through continuing education for ground water professionals; Establish a common forum for scientists, engineers, planners, educators, attorneys, and other persons concerned with ground water; Educate the public regarding ground water resources.
Minnesota Land Trust
Homepage: http://www.mnland.org
Bio Information: The Minnesota Land Trust preserves the natural and scenic heritage of our state by permanently protecting the lands and waters that define our communities and enrich our quality of life.
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union
Homepage: http://moumn.org/
Bio Information: The Minnesota Ornithologists' Union fosters the study and conservation of birds by amateurs and professionals. They promote the conservation of birds and their natural habitats. They support these aims primarily by publishing and sharing information, by serving as a repository for records, by conducting field trips, by awarding grants for research, and by supporting programs that educate members and the public about birds.
Minnesota Project
Homepage: http://www.mnproject.org
Bio Information: The Minnesota Project connects people with policy to nurture collaborations that build strong local economies, vibrant communities and a healthy environment. They analyze and create policy options, organize constituencies around ideas, create working partnerships, build consensus around common visions, facilitate diverse statewide, regional and national coalitions, conduct public education campaigns and mobilize.
Minnesota Public Interest Research Group
Homepage: http://www.mpirg.org
Bio Information: Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) is a grassroots, student-directed, non-partisan organization that empowers and trains students and engages the community to take collective action in the public interest.
Minnesota Renewable Energy Society
Homepage: http://www.mnrenewables.org
Bio Information: MRES' mission is to advance a sustainable society and a renewable energy economy through education, leadership, and example.
Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter
Homepage: http://www.mrvac.org
Bio Information: The Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter (MRVAC) fosters a community to preserve, enhance and enjoy the natural environment through education and advocacy. MRVAC focuses on birds, other wildlife and their habitats, emphasizing the species of the Minnesota River Valley.
Minnesota Trout Unlimited
Homepage: http://www.mntu.org
Bio Information: Trout Unlimited's mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America's trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds.
MN350
Homepage: http://mn350.org
Bio Information: MN350 is inspiring Minnesotans to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis: to create a new sense of urgency and possibility for the planet. We shine a spotlight on the work of existing organizations by highlighting their incredible work. We knit many efforts together in a powerful and unified call to action - a call that is global, scientific, and specific. We stitch together a whole that is truly greater than the sum of its parts.
National Park Conservation Association
Homepage: http://www.npca.org
Bio Information: It is NPCA’s mission to protect and enhance America's National Parks for present and future generations. America's national parks are the touchstones of our shared history and culture. In some ways, they represent the soul of the nation. They represent our hopes, our dreams, our struggles. They are our absolute best places.
Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness
Homepage: http://www.nmworg.org
Bio Information: Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness is the regional advocacy organization created by area residents to preserve and protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and other wild places.
Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota
Homepage: http://www.parksandtrails.org
Bio Information: The Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota exists to acquire, protect and enhance critical lands for the public's enjoyment now and in the future. Buying land and developing cooperative partnerships among landowners, citizens, local governments and the state, the Parks and Trails Council works to establish, maintain and improve parks and trails in Minnesota leaving a legacy for future generations. The Council has been involved in the establishment, development and expansion of many of the state's parks and trails.
Permaculture Research Institute - Cold Climate
Homepage: http://www.pricoldclimate.org
Bio Information: Through research, education, demonstration and community building PRI Cold Climate catalyzes and fosters the creation of a restorative culture for living in northern temperate climates.
Renewing the Countryside
Homepage: http://renewingthecountryside.org
Bio Information: Renewing the Countryside strengthens rural areas by supporting rural communities, farmers, artists, entrepreneurs, educators, activists and others who are renewing the countryside through sustainable and innovative initiatives, businesses and projects. They do this by sharing stories of rural renewal, building awareness and support for sustainable endeavors and providing practical assistance and networking opportunities for those working to improve rural America.
Saint Croix River Association
Homepage: http://www.stcroixriverassociation.org
Bio Information: St. Croix River Association works to protect, restore and celebrate the St. Croix River and its watershed.
Saint Paul Audubon Society
Homepage: http://saintpaulaudubon.net
Bio Information: The St. Paul Audubon Society is an all-volunteer non-profit organization founded in 1945 as the Saint Paul Bird Club in St. Paul, Minnesota. They are affiliated with the National Audubon Society. The mission of the National Audubon Society is “to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.”
Save Lake Superior Association
Homepage: http://www.savelakesuperior.org/
Bio Information: SLSA strives to prevent further degradation of Lake Superior and promote its rehabilitation.
Sierra Club, North Star Chapter
Homepage: http://northstar.sierraclub.org
Bio Information: The Sierra Club works to explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the Earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the Earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment, and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.
Southeastern Minnesotans for Environmental Protection
Homepage: http://www.semep.org
Bio Information: SEMEP's mission is to protect Southeastern Minnesota's people, natural assets and environment; while promoting sustainable economic development.
Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota
Homepage: http://www.sfa-mn.org/
Bio Information: The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota is a statewide nonprofit farmer-to-farmer educational organization committed to the ecologically sound production of healthy foods, renewable energy and fiber. They support local and regional food systems, diversified and decentralized production, community health and prosperity and a high quality of life for generations to come.
The Conservation Fund
Homepage: http://www.conservationfund.org
Bio Information: The Conservation Fund (TCF) forges partnershps to conserve America's legacy of land and water resources. Through land acquistion, sustainable programs, and leadership training, the Fund and its partners demonstrate balanced conservation solutions that emphasize the integration of economic and environmental goals. TCF has helped its partners safeguard wildlife habitat, working farms and forests, community greenspace, and historic sites totaling over 7 million acres nationwide. TCF provides bridge financing and conservation real estate services to its partners in Minnesota and beyond.
The Nature Conservancy
Homepage: http://www.nature.org
Bio Information: To preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
The Trust for Public Land
Homepage: http://www.tpl.org
Bio Information: The Trust for Public Land (TPL) conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.
Transit for Livable Communities
Homepage: http://www.tlcminnesota.org
Bio Information: Transit for Livable Communities (TLC) is a non-profit organization working to increase transportation choices in Minnesota, including biking, walking, and bus and rail transit. TLC conducts research, provides public education and supports advocacy and organizing efforts to improve transportation and land use planning.
Urban Roots
Homepage: http://www.urbanrootsmn.org
Bio Information: Urban Roots is a Saint Paul-based organization whose mission is to build vibrant and healthy communities through food, conservation and youth development. Our Vision is to be a leader and innovator in using food, conservation and youth development programs so that youth and community members have opportunity for learning, leadership, service and career connections; engage with their community and environment; and learn about and access healthy food.
Voyageurs National Park Association
Homepage: http://www.voyageurs.org
Bio Information: The Voyageurs National Park Association works to protect and promote the natural, recreational and historic resources of Voyageurs National Park.
WaterLegacy
Homepage: http://www.waterlegacy.org
Bio Information: WaterLegacy is a grassroots citizens’ group organized to protect and enhance Minnesota's precious freshwater resource and to ensure effective public participation in government and regulatory processes that impact the quality of fresh water and the health of communities dependent on that water.
Will Steger Foundation
Homepage: http://www.willstegerfoundation.org
Bio Information: Building on Will Steger’s experience as a polar explorer and an eyewitness to climate change, the Will Steger Foundation inspires people to embrace the transition to a low-carbon economy through climate literacy, citizen engagement and international cooperation.
Women's Environmental Network
Homepage: http://www.fwef.org
Bio Information: The Women's Environmental Network is a not-for-profit professional organization, both public and private sectors primarily in Minnesota, focused on building personal and professional networking and promoting a better understanding of our individual and collective roles in preserving ad improving the environment.