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Lebanon Hills
Girl with umbrella smiles and reaches out
by Paul Austin, Executive Director

There is one theme that shows up in almost every conversation we've had lately: how important nature and the outdoors are to staying healthy and coping with the stress people are feeling.

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by Paul Austin, Executive Director

As COVID-19 continues to spread within our state and nation—Conservation Minnesota is taking measures to protect our staff, the communities in which we work, and all Minnesotans. 

Charging an EV
by Nels Paulsen

Conservation Minnesota submitted a letter in support of the proposed Clean Cars standards to the Minnesota Senate Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee.

REST Rosemount Environment and Sustainability Task Force
City staff, council members, Mayor Bill Droste, commission members, and Conservation Minnesota's Avery Hildebrand (second from right)
by Avery Hildebrand, Regional Manager - Southeast Metro

On December 17th, 2019 Rosemount Mayor Bill Droste and City Council Members in attendance enthusiastically voted to turn the task force into an official city commission.

Westmill Solar and Wind Farm
by John Anderson, Regional Manager - West Metro

On Thursday, January 22nd I went to a hearing of the Minnesota Senate’s Energy & Utilities Finance & Policy Committee held at Mound Westonka High School in Minnetrista.

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Rochester
by Anna Richey, Southern MN Regional Manager

Last week, the Minnesota Senate Energy & Utilities Committee was in Rochester for a public hearing on the Senate Republicans’ Clean Energy First legislation.

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by Keely Cervantes, Regional Manager - East Metro

Over the past ten years, Minnesota’s cities have been increasing their sustainability goals and positively impacting their communities. I’m lucky to work with a few East Metro cities that are working toward achieving step 5—the top step!—in the GreenStep program.

CEE Center for Energy and Environment
by Center for Energy and Environment

CEE is recruiting owners of single-family homes for participation in a state-funded research project on cold climate air source heat pumps.

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by Paul Austin, Executive Director

Today Governor Walz took action on climate change, announcing a new Climate Change Subcabinet and Advisory Council on Climate Change.

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Representative Shelly Christensen
by Keely Cervantes, Regional Manager - East Metro

On Saturday, November 16th about 35 people gathered to hear Representative Shelly Christensen (DFL-39B) speak at an environmental issue-based town hall.