Strengthening Minnesota businesses by improving efficiency while saving money through energy, water, and waste reduction

2020 Proposals

2020 Intern Project Proposals

Businesses: All project spots for the 2019 summer intern program have been filled. If you are interested in hosting an intern in summer 2020, call Nathan Landwehr at (612) 624-4697 today to start the discussion.

2020 Proposals


Although Minnesota is a leader in air quality, air pollution is still a concern in our state. Reducing VOC emissions has positive health impacts for your employees, the general population, and potentially your bottom line.


Your company is still paying twice for water; once for the water provided to your facility and once for the amount of water you are discharging to the local wastewater treatment facility. Water conservation measures can reduce the amount of water you use as well as your water costs


Optimizing material use and reducing waste can make your operation more efficient and result in cost savings for purchasing, handling, and disposal.


Implementing energy efficient solutions can benefit your business by reducing costs, reducing the impact on the environment, and helping to ensure that a reliable and secure source of energy is maintained for the future.

Upcoming Events


  • 22
    May 22, 2019

    8:00 AM-2:30 PM
    May 22, 2019
    New Brighton Public Safety Center
    785 Old Hwy 8 NW, New Brighton, MN 55112

    Emergency Planning and Community Right – to – Know Act (EPCRA) Seminar

    Information on Toxic Release Inventory, EPCRA/CERCLA Release Reporting and Pollution Prevention

    Join us at one of two EPCRA (TRI) trainings this May to learn more about the reporting of toxic chemicals as well as resources available to help you with this annual requirement. MnTAP is one of those resources and available to your facility at no-cost. By learning more about reporting and ways to reduce the chemicals, your facility can save money and reduce toxic pollution!

    This seminar will cover reporting required by all sections of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), including the Toxic Release Inventory and EPCRA and CERCLA release reporting and compliance. In addition, an overview of the Minnesota Toxic Pollution Prevention (P2) Act requirements for P2 Planning and the P2 Progress Reports will be provided.  MnTAP’s Jon Vanyo will be presenting on Pollution prevention Assistance.

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  • 22
    May 22, 2019

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    May 22, 2019

    EPA: Water Research Webinar Series

    Applications of Multi-Source Remote Sensing for Assessment and Management of Surface Waters

    Satellite imagery provides powerful datasets for understanding the dynamics of aquatic ecosystems across space and over time.  The amount of imagery and diversity of data types are rapidly growing as new sensors with increased resolution and coverage continue to be launched across the globe (e.g., Sentinel-2, Sentinel-1, NISAR, CubeSats). EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) is a leader in applied research to develop powerful, cost-efficient tools using advanced remote sensing to assess and manage aquatic resources for a range of regulatory and non-regulatory purposes. Here we present recent research integrating remote sensing with widely-used geospatial tools to (1) assess restoration success in Western headwater streams; (2) quantify the effects of irrigation practices on riparian condition in the Upper Missouri River watershed; and (3) detect changes in wetland extent in Mid-Atlantic Region.


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    May 22, 2019

    5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    May 22, 2019
    Nicollet Island Pavilion
    40 Power St, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA

    2019 Environmental Initiative Awards

    The 2019 Environmental Initiative Awards, our annual celebration of the people and projects working in partnership to make Minnesota’s environment healthier and create a more vibrant society, will take place on May 22, 2019.

    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.


    Members (Individual): $130
    Non-Members (Individual): $150
    Full Table (Seats 8): $1000

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