Businesses and communities are stepping up to ensure a sustainable future for Minnesota. Together, we can mitigate risk to our farms and businesses, build community resiliency, and create a homegrown green economy to position Minnesota for long-term economic success.

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Growing Minnesota’s clean economy

Addressing and preparing for climate change will create jobs across Minnesota.

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The next step in our clean energy transition

Minnesota has made major strides toward cleaner energy. Now we must ensure all Minnesotans see the benefits.

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Minnesota’s lands are a climate solution

Minnesota can manage our natural and working lands to help solve the challenge of climate change.

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Getting Minnesotans from A to B

The Climate Action Framework shares a vision of Minnesota connected through safe, affordable, and sustainable transportation options.

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Protecting healthy lives & communities

Minnesota’s Climate Action Framework centers equity to protect public health in the face of climate change.

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Protecting Minnesotans from extreme weather

Preparing our communities for the impacts of climate change is a key component of Minnesota’s Climate Action Framework

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Ecolab joins UN Business Ambition for 1.5 Celsius

Ecolab will halve carbon emissions by 2030 and reduce emissions to net-zero by 2050.

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Leech Lake Band leads with community solar

Generating clean power close to home increases energy independence and helps the Band's most vulnerable members.

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Yo Mama's House prepares for climate change

The Twin Cities cooperative helps women of color and their families prepare for the impacts of climate change.

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Xcel Energy commits to 100% clean energy by 2050

Changing coal operations and adding more renewables will help reduce Xcel’s carbon emissions by 80% by 2030.

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REP brings green job training to North Minneapolis

Clean energy company is creating new training center, skills programs accessible for urban residents.

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Mississippi Park Connection replants urban forests

The non-profit organization aims to plant 15,000 new trees by 2021.