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Organization: Environmental Initiative

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: Environmental Initiative is a nonprofit organization that works with business, nonprofit and government leaders to develop collaborative solutions to Minnesota’s environmental problems. The organization: Plans and hosts events for environmental leaders from businesses, nonprofits and government agencies to share information, network and learn from one another. Facilitates conversations addressing environmental, economic and public health issues between diverse stakeholders. Takes action and implements on the ground projects to improve our air, land and water for all Minnesotans.

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Environmental Initiative is a nonprofit organization that works with business, nonprofit and government leaders to develop collaborative solutions to Minnesota’s environmental problems.

The organization:

  • Plans and hosts events for environmental leaders from businesses, nonprofits and government agencies to share information, network and learn from one another.
  • Facilitates conversations addressing environmental, economic and public health issues between diverse stakeholders.
  • Takes action and implements on the ground projects to improve our air, land and water for all Minnesotans.

 

 


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Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Best Practice, Business Process, Sustainability

Key reports on: Environmental Initiative


March 20, 2024: NIH Community Engagement Alliance Consultative Resource

We invite community organizations and partners who expressed interest in the Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) initiative to participate at no cost in several opportunities hosted by CEACR.

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March 19, 2024: Action Request March 18, 2024
Comment at the 3/18/2024 City Council Meeting:

To act on September 21, 2020 council resolutions for the city staff to develop a Intercultural City action plan.  

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March 04, 2024: City Council: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Updates; Housing; International Relations

DEI Presentation Topics: Language Access and Accessibility; Equity in the Built Environment; 2024 Initiatives

Economic Development Incentives for Housing

Mayor Updates: Black History Month, Luther College: Mutable City; International Relations Committee

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March 04, 2024: Olmsted County Human Rights and Human Services Reorg
Reorganization: Olmsted County announces changes to advisory boards for human services and human rights.

“This new model positions us to better learn from our residents and address community needs.”

Open Beam Comments : Accountability of actions and results

 

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January 25, 2024: Announcing two new part-time roles to ensure accessible services to all communities.

Two parttime roles

Community Connector – Somali Speaking

Community Connector – Spanish Speaking

 

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January 10, 2024: Trade Readiness

1. PB Reporting Empowering 11th-grade students

2. Trade Readiness: Message from program manager and program flyers; Trades Readiness Certificate program

3. Video recording at Jan 10. 2024 Equity Alliance Talk 

4. Star Tribune Feb 17, 2024 Reporting

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December 19, 2023: Co-design Reports

A sample of collection of Beam-aware Community Co-design Reports including:

Discovery Walk, Child Care, Equity in Built Environment, Food access, etc

Learn more on Dashboard Beam.

 

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December 13, 2023: 2H 2023 Destination Medical Center (DMC) Meeting Informaiton

November DMCC Meeting Info 

September DMCC Meeting Info

May DMCC Meeting Info 

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December 08, 2023: Mobility Updates
October 23, 2023 City Council Study Session 

May 2022; February 2022 and November 2021 Rapid Transit Updates and Upcoming milestones presented to DMCC. 

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November 15, 2023: Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation
 FALL UPDATES: SUPPORTING THE NONPROFIT ECOSYSTEM

GET TO KNOW THESE INSPIRING FACING RACE AWARD RECIPIENTS Stream the 2023 Facing Race Awards

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November 10, 2023: CMRC Community Health Collaboraton Portal Application to Mayo Social Impact Grant
1. CMRC proposal was not selected for funding 2023-11-10 but it did receive strong consideration from Mayo social impact review panel. 

2. Community Health Collaboration Portal has been selected to second round and pitched to Mayo panel 2023-10-24. Pitch format to follow Mayo Clinic's Walleye Tank style. 

3. August CMRC meeting video recording

4. CMRC Coalition's submission to Mayo Social Innovation Grant: Proposal details and letters of support.

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October 30, 2023: Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

1; Oct 2023 Inclusive and Equitable Communities Grant

2. 2019 impact report

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October 21, 2023: Rochester Area Volunteer Administration

  1. RAVA October 19 2023 Meeting Notes
  2. RAVA Meeting Notes: 6/15/2023 featuring inclusive language and use of pronouns; 2. 2021 survey announcement  
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October 02, 2023: Co-design City Council Study Session and September Co-design
October 2, 2023 City Council Study Session; September Co-design Meeting (Co-Design Preparation Guide, Pilot Co-Design Dashboard) 

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Impacts

The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Best Practice ; Business Process ; Sustainability

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Projects/Programs

Confirmed Project Involvement: America's City for Health


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Known Collaborators

Onboard Collaborators: DMC EDA

 

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Organization Life Cycle Assessment (Pause, Startup, Steady, Isolated Impact, Collective Impact  Unknown)

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Project Phase Definitions
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  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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