Institutes and Centers:
Institute on the Environment (IonE)
The University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment (IonE) is discovering new solutions to Earth's most pressing environmental problems through cutting-edge research, world-class leadership development and innovative partnerships.
Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment (IREE)
The Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment draws on the wide-ranging expertise at the University of Minnesota and across the region to find environmentally sound solutions to today's renewable energy challenges.
Center for Science, Technology & Public Policy
The CSTPP's mission is to improve people's lives by advancing the application of science and technology to solve public problems.
The mission of the NorthStar Initiative is to bridge the gap between theory and practice; to define and solve sustainability challenges, as whole system dynamics, for and with institutions.
Center for Sustainable Building Research
CSBR is working to transform the built environment in ways that provide for the ecological, economic, and social needs of the present without compromising those of the future.
Center for Sustainable Enterprise Development
CSED provides an interdisciplinary home for research, education, and outreach activities addressing the interface between business, nongovernmental organizations, and government as they work toward harnessing the ingenuity of commercial enterprise for positive social and environmental change.