Institute on the Environment

The University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment (IonE) leads the way toward a future in which people and the environment prosper together. We envision a future in which sustainable agriculture feeds the world; renewable energy powers healthy homes, efficient vehicles and flourishing businesses; every person has access to food, clean water and shelter; oceans, lakes and rivers are unimpaired; cities have vibrant economies, neighborhoods and cultures; and thriving ecosystems support thriving economies and societies. That's why IonE is accelerating the transition to this future by supporting breakthrough research across disciplines, developing the next generation of global leaders and building transformative partnerships across the state, region and globe.



Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
Community and Economic Development
Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
Public Policy
global solutions
Campus and College: 
Twin Cities
Type of Engagement: 
Public Service or Outreach