Ensia is a media platform that's out to change the world. Powered by the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment and cutting across disciplines, ideologies, sectors and continents, our print and online magazine and events showcase solutions to Earth's biggest environmental challenges.
Ensia writers, photographers, videographers, designers and artists bring diverse perspectives from around the world.
The Ensia team is committed to discovering and delivering new ideas, new information and new inspiration through our print and online magazine and event series.
The support of generous benefactors allows us to bring solution-focused content to a global audience.
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Ensia is funded by the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment and a major grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Ensia's print magazine, event series and multimedia productions have received regional and national recognition. The awards are a testament to the creativity and dedication of the Ensia team and its commitment to excellence in environmental communications.
Ensia’s unique approach to print communication has received recognition from leaders in the magazine industry. We’ve won numerous awards from the Minnesota Magazine and Publishing Association (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009), including Gold awards for overall excellence, overall design, feature writing and more.
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