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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.

 


Related News and Status


 

Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Best Practice, Business Process, Sustainability
June 17, 2021: Sustainable, Resilient Rochester

Sustainability Task Force: Presentations to CMRC, Housing and Feedback from survey and action plan

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May 28, 2021: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan

2021-05-28 News: Msg from JJ,;  May 2021 TB Report;  ACG pledge , 

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May 27, 2021: Discovery Walk

March 2021 DMCC approval for Bid

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April 13, 2021: City Council NLC Racial Equity Study Session

4/12 City Council NLC Racial Equity in Local Government Study Session. 

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March 07, 2021: City of Rochester, MN - Covid Impacts and Branding

(1) Study Session (2) Covid Impact  (3) Unify branding of City departments and teammates

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February 20, 2021: CHAP Covid Survey

  Olmsted County Community Health Assessment & Planning (CHAP) Covid Impact Survey

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February 15, 2021: Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Usage Enablement (OpenBeam's Learning Journey)

 From the beginning to now, it was a painful and revealing story to learn about the power, complexity and the potential of MS Office 365. 

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February 03, 2021: Destination Medical Center (DMC)

DMCC Feb.3, 2021 Board Meeting and joint leaders meeting

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January 29, 2021: 4giving Matching Funds Opportunity

  has a business sponsor who is looking to partner with a charitable cause in February to raise awareness, encourage donations, and match funds for the month.

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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 Community for Health


Potential Projects

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Known Collaborators

Onboard Collaborators: DMC EDA

 

Potential Collaborators

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

Collective Impact

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  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  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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