You can help provide secure, sustainable and economic solutions to global grand challenges of food and land use, water, energy, and population and development with a philanthropic gift to the Institute on the Environment.

Educating Leaders

  • provide scholarships to students to envision and launch successful social businesses through the Acara Program
  • equip students and postdoctoral fellows with skills they need to become environmental and sustainability leaders through our Boreas Leadership Program
  • provide undergraduates with opportunities to connect society and the environment through the Sustainability Minor.

Engaging Partners

  • provide environmental leaders a platform to connect across sectors to share game-changing ideas and insights through our award-winning Ensia magazine
  • give industries, governments and individuals opportunities to collaborate and move beyond marginal greening efforts to more meaningful, systemic change.

Discovering Solutions

  • enable understanding of links between land use changes and water resources through the Global Water Initiative
  • improve understanding of land use changes and enhance our ability to balance human needs with environmental stewardship through our Global Landscapes Initiative.

Please give now — and help move Minnesota and the world from global challenges to game-changing solutions.


The Institute on the Environment is supported by a range of government agencies, foundations, NGOs, corporations and individuals. Thank you for your support.

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