Clean Water and Sanitation

U of M System ranks fifth in US in sustainability impact

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For the third year in a row, the University of Minnesota participated in the Times Higher Ed (THE) Impact Rankings. The 2024 rankings evaluated 2,152 universities from 125 countries/regions, comparing their efforts to conduct teaching, research, outreach and stewardship that support a more sustainable, equitable and healthy future.

UMN offers first-of-its-kind, graduate-level certificate in sustainability leadership

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An innovative certificate in Sustainable Environmental, Social and Governance (SESG) Leadership — the University of Minnesota’s first graduate-level program in this specialty — will address a growing need for professionals with the skills to navigate today’s climate, environmental and social justice challenges.

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. 

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.

MPR News: Morris is a small Minnesota town with big climate goals

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Morris is a small town in western Minnesota with big clean energy goals.

University of Minnesota launches environmental justice center to help underserved communities

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The University of Minnesota is home to a new federal office intended to get as much climate investment into environmental justice communities as possible.

UN Sustainable Development Goals: Scenarios for Global Learning

Online, instructor led

This 30-minute webinar is designed to help you integrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals into your courses. Integrating the goals can help your students build awareness of global issues and learn about concrete steps they could take to address them on both global and local levels.



Star Tribune: Minnesota to spend $240 million to remove lead pipes across the state

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Minnesota will spend $240 million over the next decade to identify, remove and replace more than 100,000 lead service lines across the state, the largest single investment ever made to try to eradicate the toxin from the state's drinking water supply.

Minnesota companies debut new foods, whiskey made with Kernza® perennial grain

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Whiskey, cereal, pasta, crackers and other goods made with Kernza® perennial grain are increasingly on the market in Minnesota. Tattersall Distilling in Minneapolis recently debuted its Kernza Perennial Grain Whiskey, made with 100% Kernza perennial grain. 

UMN develops prototype SDG data hub featuring local data

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The University of Minnesota continues to make significant progress in developing an SDG Data Hub that counties can use to track and accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.