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Ensia is a magazine showcasing environmental solutions in action. Powered by the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, we connect people with ideas, information and inspiration they can use to change the world.

Webby Awards   Webby Awards Ensia has been named an honoree in the Best Green Website category of the 18th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s… Update
The Sound of 2013   The Sound of 2013 Last June, University of Minnesota geography student Daniel Crawford starred in the video for “A Song of Our Warming Planet” — a… Notable
Envision 2050: The Future of Transportation nbsp; Feature Envision 2050: The Future of Transportation  
Up to the Challenge?   Up to the Challenge? Do you have an idea that could change the world but you aren’t sure how to get the ball rolling? The Buckminster Fuller Institute might… Notable
Teach a Child, Change a World nbsp; Article Teach a Child, Change a World  
Reaching a Broader Audience   Reaching a Broader Audience Speaking at the 2014 Science Online Together conference today, Mónica Feliú-Mójer, manager of outreach programs in the department of… Notable
Go With the Flow nbsp; Photo Go With the Flow  
In a Global Warming World: Protect and Rebuild or Retreat? nbsp; Voices In a Global Warming World: Protect and Rebuild or Retreat?  
Would You Invite an Environmentalist to Your Party? nbsp; Voices Would You Invite an Environmentalist to Your Party?  
How to Be Interdisciplinary   How to Be Interdisciplinary Interdisciplinary collaboration is like a colonoscopy – though important and instructive, it can also be a real pain in the behind. Notable
Katerva Award   Katerva Award Ensia has been nominated for a 2013 Katerva Award in the Behavioral Change category. Launched in 2011, the international Katerva Awards… Update
Power to the People nbsp; Article Power to the People  
Meaningful Prosperity   Meaningful Prosperity Today U.S. citizens across the country are preparing to observe two uniquely American events: Thanksgiving and Black Friday, the busiest… Notable
A New Model for Climate Advocacy nbsp; Voices A New Model for Climate Advocacy  
Creating a Moving Case for Climate Action nbsp; Voices Creating a Moving Case for Climate Action  
Thinking the Climate Unthinkable nbsp; Voices Thinking the Climate Unthinkable  
Environmental Crowdsourcing   Environmental Crowdsourcing When looking at the environmental problems we face today, the challenges can quickly add up to a seemingly insurmountable pile. Big-picture… Notable
Ensia Wins International Award   Ensia Wins International Award AIGA, one of the world’s largest professional organization’s for design, last night recognized Ensia with a Judge’s Choice Award in the… Update
Landfillharmonic   Landfillharmonic What do you get when you cross an empty oil can with kitchen utensils? Music, if you live in the slums of Cateura, Paraguay. Go to… Notable
The Value of Talking About Values nbsp; Voices The Value of Talking About Values  
Good Sports   Good Sports Bright lights, frequent flights, mounds of plastic cups and food wrappers strewn in their wake — spectator sports offer plenty of room for… Notable
Places, Everyone! nbsp; Photo Places, Everyone!  
When Science Communication Backfires nbsp; Voices When Science Communication Backfires  
Millennials Drive a Change in Driving nbsp; Voices Millennials Drive a Change in Driving  
Martin Palmer: Faith and the Environment nbsp; Interview Martin Palmer: Faith and the Environment  
Redesign Recognition   Redesign Recognition Ensia has been named a finalist in the 2013 AIGA (Re)Design Awards competition. The awards “celebrate the most influential designs… Update
Doing Good While Doing Time nbsp; Video Doing Good While Doing Time  
Teach Your Children nbsp; Feature Teach Your Children  
Heading SXSW   Heading SXSW What do conservation biologist M. Sanjayan, supermodel Amber Valletta and Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr. have in common? They’ll all be… Update
Remembering the Dreams of Our Ancestors nbsp; Voices Remembering the Dreams of Our Ancestors  
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