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ELG Sponsors and Hosts EI’s Environmental Innovation Award Presentation

ELG attorney Jeremy Greenhouse chaired a session of the Environmental Initiative‘s online annual awards celebration today honoring the 2021 winner of EI’s environmental innovation award category, an award ELG is proud to sponsor. This year’s winner is a amazing collaborative project: a community solar garden built and developed by minority business enterprises on top of a mattress recycling facility in Minneapolis that employs recently incarcerated people trying to reenter the workforce.

Second Chance’s Team Celebrating Completion of the Solar Garden (copyright Environmental Initiative)

Congratulations to all parties involved in making this project come to life! For more details, check out Second Chance Community Solar Garden project.

ELG Major Presenting Sponsor at Environmental Initiative 2019 Awards Banquet

ELG is once again proud to be a Presenting Sponsor at the Environmental Initiative’s Annual Awards ceremony on May 22, 2019.  Each year, the Awards honor innovative projects that have achieved “extraordinary environmental results by harnessing the power of partnerships.”  This year’s event will honor seven award recipients — five projects and two individuals — during an inspiring night of networking and celebration with Minnesota’s environmental leaders. The evening will include a networking reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres, a seated program highlighting innovative efforts across Minnesota and an opportunity to meet people working at the intersection of a healthy environment, a prosperous economy and an equitable society.

Jon Bloomberg to Speak on the Changing Federal-State Relationship Regarding Environmental Regulation

ELG attorney Jon Bloomberg will participate in a panel discussing current information on U.S. and Minnesota energy, climate, and regulatory priorities given the changing federal-state relationship.  The discussion, which is being presented by Environmental Initiative, will involve representatives from federal and state governments, academia, non-profit organizations, tribal leaders and private companies providing their perspectives on this important topic.  Registration and other information can be found here.

MPCA Commissioner John Linc Stine Jon Bloomberg

MPCA Commissioner John Linc Stine will be part of a panel with ELG attorney Jon Bloomberg discussing The Changing Federal Role and Impacts on Minnesota.

ELG Major Presenting Sponsor at Environmental Initiative 2015 Awards Banquet

On May 21, 2015, ELG partner Jon Bloomberg, as the Chairman of the Environmental Initiative, welcomed approximately 470 attendees to the 21st Annual Environmental Initiative Awards. ELG was a major Presenting Sponsor at this year’s Awards. As the Environmental Initiative states on its website, the Awards were established to “honor innovative projects that have achieved extraordinary environmental results by harnessing the power of partnerships.” Jon has been a major sponsor of the Awards, and has been associated with the Environmental Initiative since its inception, because he believes the concept of partnering inspires organizations to create projects similar to those being honored at the Awards and encourages collaborative approaches to environmental problem solving. This year, 18 finalist projects were highlighted at the Awards.