MINNESOTA ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERSHIP

Rating: 5 stars   9 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: 546 Rice St. Suite 100 St Paul MN 55103 USA

Mission: Our mission is to strengthen the effectiveness and build the power of our members to achieve teh highest quality natural environment for Minnesotans.
Results: Phosphorus-Free Fertilizer Citizen Water Quality Monitoring Mercury Reduction Great Lakes Protection Renewable Electricity Standard to Reduce Effects of Global Warming Clean Water, Land and Legacy Constitutional Amendment Fudning for Increased Transportation Choices, including Transit
Direct beneficiaries per year: all Minnesotans
Geographic areas served: Minnesota

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

MEP has great people who are well situated at the legislature to effectively represent the general environmental community. They are not shrill, obnoxious and intolerant of other viewpoints, but rather try to help educate and facilitate decision making that allows for long range environmental stewardship. I think you get excellent

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the interaction with legislators

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

enthused and very knowledgeable

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make Minnesota one of the most environmentally progressive states in the nation

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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4 people found this review helpful

The research and talking points provided to me and to the legislators was complete and succinct. Our message wasn't to stop mining, but to insure environmental protection into the future. I continue to receive a stream of email communications about opportunities to make a difference through the Minnesota Environmental Partnership.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

lobbying at the legislature and through email and phone calls to legislators.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

shared values.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

well informed and enthusiastic advocates for the environment.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

better advocate for the issues that it supports.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Excellent staff who stay on top of issues, working with the Legislature and building public support for environmental issues. What I found most impressive is both the depth of knowledge of every staff member, and their ability to use that knowledge to make environmental issues a top priority at the Capitol.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with a very professional staff whose experience translates into results.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

move mountains :) I could see them having a very active and successful field organization in multiple cities around the state, and I could also see them sponsoring events to build public capacity.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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4 people found this review helpful

The Minnesota Environmental Partnership is an indispensable organization for supporting and facilitating environmental leadership and policy action in the state. This organization is what helps make Minnesota the great, green state that it is.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate, professional and dedicated.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I served on the MEP board for many years, so I was able to see firsthand what a fine organization it is. Staff members are incredibly dedicated and creative. The ED is bright, politically savvy, and inspiring. I appreciate MEP most for its ability to bring people together to talk about environmental issues in a productive, respectful manner. MEP has had great success in moving forward environmental policy because it is able to build coalitions and work with all stripes of people. I was honored to be part of such an effective group.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

listening to legislators and other leaders. They know MEP and appreciate its work. They look to MEP for sound information on environmental issues.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being inspired by staff. I learned a lot about running an organization from these fine people.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

incredible. Couldn't imagine a more amazing and dedicated group of people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build a great network of dedicated environmental volunteers and staff throughout the state of Minnesota.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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4 people found this review helpful

As one of the 80+ member groups of MEP, I can testify to MEP's efficacy, smart strategy, and tangible results. Their targeted focus helps leverage the power of all of the environmental groups in the state to get behind the same issue, at the same time to achieve results. MEP's staff is smart, savvy, and true experts of the field.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've seen their lobbying and communications work help build clout and efficacy of environmental groups across the state.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

For the past five years, I have variously been a volunteer, staff person, contractor and general fan of MEP. The organization does an amazing job of creating collaboration among its many member organizations, and manages to develop a consensus around legislative priorities each year (among other activities). This is impressive since there are so many varying interests in the environmental field. The staff is smart, effective and positive.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The nonprofit where I currently work collaborated with MEP legislative efforts related to Building Sensible Communities, which resulted in positive changes in school siting laws.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Incredible staff, easy to like and get so much done each year.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Smart, experienced, focused, easy to work with.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand its reach to a national level, working to coordinate environmental efforts in a game-changing way.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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10 people found this review helpful

As a reporter for an online newspaper, I find the daily newswatch to be extremely helpful. MEP pulls together environmental news from all over the state into logical categories for readers to investigate. I also keep a sharp eye out for volunteer opportunities through the MEP member groups. It's so helpful to have one umbrella organization that forms a powerful coalition to forward the cause of environmental progress and protection.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The daily updates, the timely press releases, and the excellent communications with the organization.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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7 people found this review helpful

Have been involved at the Capitol. MEP keeps us informed about environmental bills so that we can talk to our legislators knowledgeably. Also, tells us what is going on environmentally all over the state. MEP gets diverse groups to cooperate and work together, e.g. to try and get money back into the state budget to protect wetlands.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the knowledgeable, helpful people that I've met

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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