The 2017 Environmental Congress was a unique opportunity to evaluate the state of our environment, revisit our environmental goals and expectations as Minnesotans, and set a course for the future. This day-long conference included sessions on topics ranging from pollinator health to adapting our regulatory tools, climate change to building a water ethic across the state. 


How healthy is Minnesota’s environment? What are the priority environmental issues that require action? How do we enhance the well-being of all Minnesotans while protecting critical resources? These are some of the questions that inspired the 2017 Minnesota Environment and Energy Report Card.


Our climate is changing—and Minnesota is responding. By developing cleaner energy. Lowering emissions. Protecting our water and air. We’re making changes today, and looking forward to a bright tomorrow. 

Governor Mark Dayton issued Executive Order 16-07 in August 2016, directing a team of state agency experts to take immediate action to reverse pollinator decline and restore pollinator health in the state.

EQB's Beyond the Status Quo: 2015 EQB Water Policy Report is the result of collaboration across state agencies to to move beyond the status quo on water challenges. This report was required by Minnesota Statutes 103A.204 and 103A.43.