UMN and Partner Institutions Initiate Sustainable GeoCommunities Program

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University of Minnesota is launching Sustainable GeoCommunities, a community-based program with the goal of solving problems that our global communities are facing today. 

Esri: University of Minnesota Proves Sustainable Development Goals Are Local

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Esri spotlights the University of Minnesota's partnership with the SDG Data Alliance and development of the SDGs in Minnesota Hub site. 

Webinar: A Conversation Author Lois Quam

Online Via Zoom

Join us in conversation with Pathfinder CEO Lois Quam, author of the bestselling book, Who Runs the World? Unlocking the Talent and Inventiveness of Women Everywhere, to explore what happens when we fully unlock the transformative potential of women and girls globally.

Climate and Health Event at 77th World Health Assembly in Geneva

Geneva, Detailed location will be released closer to the date

The UMN SDG Initiative is pleased to partner with Rwanda's Ministry of Health and a series of partners on: Centering Health and Climate Action Plans - a side event at the 77th World Health Assembly in Geneva. Advance RSVPs for this in-person event are required. 

Communicating on climate change and health: Toolkit for health professionals

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The World Health Organization has launched a new toolkit that aims to help health professionals effectively communicate about climate change and health.

2023 Systemwide Sustainability Student Impact Awards Recipients

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Systemwide Sustainability Student Impact Awards were handed out at the Sustainability Symposium in April. University of Minnesota undergraduate and graduate student individuals and groups were recognized for their efforts leading the way toward a future in which people and the environment prosper together. 

Great Lakes Aquaculture Products Featured on Capitol Hill

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The Sea Grant Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative, led by Minnesota Sea Grant, hosted a Great Lakes aquaculture seafood booth at the annual NOAA Sustainable Seafood Celebration in Washington D.C. in June 2023.

Contaminants of emerging concern impact fish health in Minnesota waters

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Researchers from the University of Minnesota and the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa discovered fish from 18 out of 19 testing sites in northern Minnesota contained contaminants of emerging concern such as pharmaceuticals, hormones and personal care products.

Tech Comm Sets New Record Number of Startups in 2023

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The University of Minnesota launched a record-breaking 23 startup companies in fiscal year (FY) 2023.

MPR News: Minnesota may make college tuition-free for American Indian undergrads

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American Indian students in Minnesota may soon be able to attend a public college or university for free.