Hennepin County Environmental Services

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Organization
Abstract: 

Hennepin County's Department of Environmental Services is committed to protecting the environment and conserving resources for future generations. Our programs focus on the reduction and responsible management of wastes, the protection of natural resources and the promotion of environmental stewardship.

Environmental Services has programs that address environmental issues in the following areas:

  • Environmental Education and Outreach
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling
  • Properly managing hazardous waste
  • Operating the Hennepin Energy Recovery Center, a Waste-to-Energy facility
  • Air, energy and climate protection
  • Natural resources management
  • Contaminated lands
  • The Environmental Education and Outreach unit (EE&O) aims to develop a citizenry and business community that has the knowledge, skills, attitudes, motivation and commitment to work individually and collectively toward sustaining a healthy environment.

    To reach this goal, Hennepin County has numerous free resources available to help environmental educators, both formal and informal, teach others about the environment. Resources available include:

  • Staff available for events and presentations
  • Fact sheets, brochures and incentive items
  • Learning trunks
  • Multicultural outreach
  • Green Notes e-newsletter
  • Environmental education grants
  • Tours of environmental sites
  • Volunteer program
  • To learn more about Hennepin County's environmental education resources, visit www.hennepin.us/environmentaleducation

    Topic Areas: 
    Waste Prevention
    Sustainability
    Pollution Prevention
    Stewardship
    Target Audience: 
    All
    Geographic Location: 
    All Minnesota
    Fee: 
    No
    Library loan: 
    No
    Is training required?: 
    No
    Seasonal: 
    No
    Contact(s) or order information.: 

    Hennepin County Environmental Services
    417 North Fifth Street, Suite 200
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
    Phone: 612-348-3777
    desmail@co.hennepin.mn.us
    http://hennepin.us/environment