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Give to top environmental nonprofits if you live in Minnesota!


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Give to top environmental nonprofits if you live in Minnesota!

  1. 1. recommended by 178 Minnesota Environment experts 18 Top Minnesota Environment Nonprofits   at
  2. 2. #1 Minnesota Environmental Partnership The Partnership’s mission is to strengthen the effectiveness of the Minnesota environmental community in protecting and enhancing the state’s natural resources. It counts among its members the state's leading environmental and conservation organizations whose leaders understand the power and productivity that comes from joining forces and working together toward a common vision.  
  3. 3. #2  Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy  MCEA is a nonprofit organization using law, science and research to protect Minnesota's natural resources, wildlife and the health of its people. At the heart of our mission is a reverence for nature and a fundamental commitment to sustain and enhance environmental quality for the benefit of future generations.  
  4. 4. #3 The Nature Conservancy in Minnesota The Nature Conservancy is a global organization dedicated to protecting the lands and waters on which the diversity of life depends. Our 1-million-plus members have helped us protect more than 15 million acres of habitat in the United States and more than 102 million acres in Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.  
  5. 5. #4 Fresh Energy  Fresh Energy works to enhance our economy, protect human health and communities, restore our environment, and establish energy independence. In our sustained and coordinated effort to promote a modern, innovative energy system for the 21st century, we provide research, advocacy and innovative policy models while engaging citizens to take action on the energy issues that affect us all.  
  6. 6. #5  Izaak Walton League of America (Midwest Office) To conserve, maintain, protect, and restore the soil, forest, water, and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.  
  7. 7. #6 Friends of the Mississippi River Friends of the Mississippi River engages citizens to protect, restore and enhance the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities region.  
  8. 8. #7 Environmental Initiative To facilitate, develop, and implement regional solutions to environmental challenges by building partnerships and bringing diverse groups together in collaborative forums.  
  9. 9. #8 Land Stewardship Project Land Stewardship Project works to foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture and to develop sustainable communities.  
  10. 10. #9 Minnesota Land Trust The Minnesota Land Trust preserves Minnesota’s natural and scenic heritage through public and private partnerships.  
  11. 11. #10 Sierra Club North Star Chapter To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.  
  12. 12. #11 The Trust for Public Land (Minnesota Office) The Trust for Public Land (TPL) conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens,  and natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.   
  13. 13. #12 Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness The mission of Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness is to protect, preserve and restore the wilderness character of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness - our nation's priceless, million-acre landscape of blue lakes and boreal forest - and of the surrounding Quetico-Superior ecosystem, whose overall health is essential to that of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  
  14. 14. #13 Transit for Livable Communities (TLC) TLC's mission is to improve the quality of life in Minnesota communities through a balanced transportation system that encourages transit, walking, biking and transit-oriented development.  
  15. 15. #14 Ducks Unlimited Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.  
  16. 16. #15 Pheasants Forever Conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs  
  17. 17. #16 Clean Up the River Environment To focus public awareness on the Upper Minnesota River and to take action to restore this area of the river's water quality, biological integrity and natural beauty for the benefit of all.  
  18. 18. #17 Conservation Minnesota We work with citizens to protect Minnesota's land, lakes and way of life. With dependable information and effective tools, we make it easy for Minnesotans to help their elected leaders make responsible decisions and make a difference that will last for generations.  
  19. 19. #18 The Great Plains Institute The Great Plains Institute brings together key public and private leaders from across the northern plains to accelerate the transition to a renewable and low-carbon energy system by mid-century. We work collaboratively with a diverse group of creative, intelligent individuals to achieve consensus on policy and technology recommendations for businesses and government.  
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