The University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment envisions a future in which sustainable agriculture feeds the world; renewable energy powers the planet; every person has access to food, clean water and shelter; oceans, lakes and rivers are unimpaired; cities have vibrant economies, neighborhoods and cultures; and thriving ecosystems support thriving economies and societies.
Our mission is to discover solutions to Earth’s most pressing environmental problems by conducting transformative research, developing the next generation of global leaders and building world-changing partnerships.
This series by the Institute on the Environment addresses some of our most pressing environmental problems. Our goal isn't to provide all the answers to the big questions. Instead, we hope the questions will serve as a springboard for a bigger conversation.