Momentum to expand reach, impact with support from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

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Grant to fund expanded print and online magazine, event series

Momentum – an independent publication of the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment (IonE) – is dramatically expanding its print and online magazine and event series, thanks to a two-year, $370,000 grant from the Palo Alto–based Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Launched in 2008, Momentum empowers thought leaders around the world to discover and apply solutions to grand challenges related to energy, land use, food, water, sustainable development and more. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation grant will enable IonE to expand Momentum's award-winning web, print and event platform into an internationally recognized, self-sustaining source of information and inspiration around the world's most pressing environmental challenges. Specific plans include:

  • launching a redesigned and dramatically expanded online presence in early 2013 with new features, commentaries, interviews and expanded multimedia content
  • hiring a new editor to support expansion of content and reach
  • redesigning the Momentum e-newsletter and print magazine and growing the overall circulation
  • expanding partnerships with leading media outlets
  • launching an emerging environmental communicators mentorship program
  • expanding the Momentum event series and related online multimedia.

“As a leader in exploring emerging issues, showcasing up-and-coming environmental visionaries, and identifying and advancing viable approaches for achieving a sustainable future, Momentum has a strong track record for creating conversations that lead to real solutions,” said Momentum director Todd Reubold. “With funding and a vote of confidence from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, we will be better positioned to empower thought leaders around the world to discover and apply solutions to grand environmental challenges.”

About the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, established in 2000, seeks to advance environmental conservation, patient care and scientific research. The Foundation's Environmental Conservation Program aims at changing the ways in which people use terrestrial, freshwater and coastal marine ecosystems to conserve critical ecological systems and functions, while allowing sustainable use. Read more information about the Foundation.


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