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ENGAGING JUSTICE: Course to be taught by Jacquelyn Zita, WEI Director of Education, at U of M -- Fall Semester 2014.

This coming fall semester 2014,  Jacquelyn (also known as Professor Zita) will be teaching GWSS 1005 Engaging Justice which will focus on food and farming justice.See attached flyer.  Students at the University of Minnesota are welcome to enroll.


Looking for Fall/Winter getaway location? Look no further! WEI's beautiful Retreat Center is only an hour away from the Twin Cities.  This stately home that serves as the Women's Environmental Institute holds 4 rooms available for rent as well as a whole house rental option. A full kitchen is available for guest use.  Surrounded by our organic farm fields & apple orchard, our retreat center is the perfect, secluded spot to spend the weekend writing, spending time with friends and family, reading, etc. 

Give to the Max Day 2013

Thanks to our supporters, we raised over $2,000 on GIVE TO THE MAX day, November 14th, 2013.  Thank you!


We celebrated WEI's 10th year as we honored:

Dr. Sandra Steingraber as 2013's Mother of the Environmental Justice Movement, and;

Sharon Day as WEI's 2013's Minnesota Environmental Justice Leader.

WEI Welcomes New Summer Farm Interns for 2013

We are pleased to introduce our new summer interns:

Kristin Thompson
Aaryn Wilson 
Amanda Wareham
Alyson Castleman 
Elizabeth Makarewicz 
Michelle Johnson 

WEI/Growing Power Training Weekend 2013

Our 2013 WEI/Growing Power Training Weekend was a success despite dreary weather.  Contact us for more information if you are interested in attending in 2014!


WEI to Collaborate with Longfellow Community Council and Hennepin County on EPA CARE Grant

Hennepin County’s Minnehaha-Hiawatha Community Works project recently received a Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) award of $100,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.