Getting to Yes
Our mission is protecting the Minnesota you love by solving our state’s most important conservation problems. Success requires more than pointing out what is wrong. Solving a problem happens only when enough people agree on a new way to do things. It’s about Getting to Yes.
That’s why we built our organization around the idea of bringing people together across regions, backgrounds, and beliefs, to find real solutions. It’s what makes our organization unique. The best part is: It’s working.
News headlines may focus on inaction, disagreements, and division—but each day, with your help, we do the work of Getting to Yes by finding the solutions Minnesota communities need and agree on.
Recent wins include:
- Passing nation-leading energy efficiency and clean energy policy through the only divided legislature in the country, making 2021 the best year for clean energy since 2007.
- Protecting public health by helping citizens’ groups mobilize bipartisan leaders to become the first state to ban the toxic chemical TCE.
- Helping Rochester residents expand funding for community parks and natural areas.
With your help, we can continue to lead and inspire the nation.
How Do We Get To Yes?
We bring people together around shared values, needs, and experiences, creating a statewide network committed to stewardship of our Great Outdoors.
We provide clear and accurate information about conservation problems and practical solutions.
We engage individuals, communities, and partner organizations to design and implement common sense policy.
We help people learn and grow as conservation leaders at all levels—from students to state legislators.
We focus our network at the right time, on the right policy, using the right strategies for success.
We deliver accountability by reporting the actions of elected leaders to their constituents.