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The Minnesota You Love

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News & Insights
Wind turbines in a Minnesota field

To reach the historic goals set last year in the 100% Clean Energy bill, we must expedite the permitting processes for wind and solar projects and new transmission lines. Updating our laws to achieve our 100% goal is a key priority for us this session. Earlier this week, we signed onto this support letter along with many of our partners.

Caribou Falls State Wayside waterfall
Caribou Falls State Wayside near the North Shore

Solving our state’s largest conservation problems means taking incremental steps toward significant culture-shifting changes. During this legislative session, many of our priorities are built upon past successes. Learn about what's next for clean air, pollution & waste, and clean air.

recycling cell phone

Today, we submitted a letter in support of a bill that would create a state task force to help prevent critical minerals from ending up in our landfills. This common-sense solution could reduce the amount of new minerals we need to mine from the ground by reusing the minerals in our outdated technology waste. 

Car on the road

Last week, Conservation Minnesota signed on to testimony in support of a Minnesota Clean Transportation Standard. This legislation would reduce emissions from Minnesota’s highest polluting sector. 

Saint Paul Capitol lit up in the evening

As Minnesota’s 2024 legislative session gets underway, we are preparing to build on last year’s historic wins by advancing more impactful legislation to protect the Minnesota we love. Though this session will be shorter, we are still putting our support behind bills to reduce packaging waste, decrease emissions from the transportation sector, and more to make Minnesota a healthier and thriving place to live.

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Conservation Crew

Conservation Crew is our student-led extracurricular school program for middle schoolers. Rooted in service learning, students develop leadership skills by designing and implementing conservation projects to impact their schools and communities.

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