||Below is a listing of
agencies and presentation topics. Please consider these when requesting a speaker.
of the National Audubon Society
Audubon Minnesota works to
preserve and enhance the ecological diversity of our natural environment,
including protection of habitats for birds, wildlife and plants.
organizing, training, research and education, Clean Water Fund protects
Minnesota's drinking water by addressing issues of safe and affordable
drinking water, and the health impacts of toxic and hazardous pollution.
(formerly Minnesota Environmental Initiative)
The Environmental Initiative builds innovative partnerships to develop
solutions to Minnesota's environmentasl problems. They work with nonprofit, business and
government partners to develop consensus on critical issues and move collectively toward
action that has positive environmental impacts.
Though most well-known for its $9 million annual recycling operations, Eureka Recycling has a wide range of initiatives designed to prevent the needless wasting of our discards through reuse, recycling, composting, waste reduction, producer responsibility and more.
Fresh Energy promotes laws and rules to create an energy system that sustains our economies, human health, and the environment. Through advocacy, research, and collaboration, we promote laws to fight global warming, make clean energy more available, and provide people less polluting, more efficient transportation options.
Friends of the Boundary Waters
Friends of the
Stretching 100 miles
along the Minnesota-Ontario border, the Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe
Area is both a Minnesota and national treasure - one in which the
Foundation works to protect and sustain.
This leading citizen organization
works to protect the river and its watershed in the Twin Cities area. FMR
creates positive change that improves water quality, provides habitat for
wildlife, creates education and recreation opportunities, and inspires
widespread commitment to this national treasure.
Minnesota's "Ikes" bring together
nature lovers and sportsmen and women to coordinate efforts toward a
common goal - preserving Minnesota's outdoor heritage to promote the
wholesome utilization of our resources. Land Stewardship
develop and promote sustainable communities and a system of family-farm
based agriculture that is environmentally sound and economically viable,
LSP believes that all people - farmers and non-farmers - have a
fundamental responsibility to care for the land that sustains us.
for Environmental Advocacy
For more than 35 years, MCEA has used science, the law and legislative
action to protect and conserve Minnesota's water, wildlife, natural
resources and people.
The MCF is a local affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation. The MCF advocates for stronger environmental and conservation protection and funding. We use education, publications, and involvement at the State Capitol to promote wise enjoyment of Minnesota's natural resources for hunters, anglers, and wildlife enjoyers!
MFA advances its mission to build a more sustainable
local food system through its Big River Farms Program focusing on
sustainable agriculture training to new immigrants and limited resource farmers.
This integrates small farm enterprise development, business and marketing planning,
the BRF CSA and Wholesale/retail distribution, organic certification, food safety and
The Minnesota Project champions the sustainable
production and equitable distribution of energy and
food in communities across Minnesota.
Conservancy of Minnesota
The Nature Conservancy is the
only conservation organization wholly committed to preserving biological
diversity. In Minnesota, more than 60,000 preserve acres are open for
study, hiking, birdwatching and photography.
Promoting conservation and local
renewable sources as replacements for nuclear and fossil fuel power
plants, North American Water Office educates Minnesota citizens about
nuclear racism, environmental justice, and solutions to environmental
health problems caused by society's electric utility wastes.
Parks & Trails
Council of Minnesota
The Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota is a grassroots membership organization that has worked vigorously
for more than 55 years to protect, expand and enhance Minnesota’s most special places through advocacy and
by acquiring critical land for the public's use and benefit. The organization has been instrumental in adding
nearly 10,000 acres valued at $29 million to key areas within the state’s vast network of parks and trails.
powerful combination of public education and research, Sierra Club
Foundation protects Minnesota's air, water, soil, wildlife and ecosystems
for future generations to enjoy.
Tree Trust brings people together to create positive changes
in their lives and in their communities. We give youth and adults
a chance to build their character, further their education and make
environmental improvements in their community as they become good workers.
We empower students and volunteers to take an active role in improving the local
environment and show them that they can make a difference.
The Trust for
The Trust for Public Land (TPL) Minnesota Office conserves land for Minnesotans
to enjoy as parks, gardens, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities
for generations to come. Since 1986, TPL has helped protect over 88,000 acres of some of
Minnesota's most special areas, along our lakes and rivers, valued at more than $93 million.
Protecting Minnesota's only
national park, VNPA promotes visitors to Voyageurs National Park, an area
rich with natural beauty and recognized as one of North America's best
kayaking and birding destinations.
Designed to promote
respect for others, for self, and for the natural environment, Wilderness
Inquiry's outdoor education and adventure programs have been integrating
people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities since 1978.
Will Steger Foundation
The Will Steger Foundation is dedicated to creating programs that foster international cooperation and leadership through environmental education and policy.