Initiative on Environment and Renewable Energy

Perhaps the most critical global challenge for the 21st Century is maintaining a healthy, productive environment that will continue to support life in the face of an increasing world population, energy shortages, shrinking freshwater supplies, destruction of natural habitats, and declining genetic diversity. Integrating all we know—from scientific, economic, social, and spiritual perspectives-- is key to understanding and resolving these issues.
The initiative began with three major inter-related projects:

This initiative provided the nucleus for the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment.