The Mahtomedi Area Green Initiative is…a grassroots organization made up of residents of Mahtomedi, Minnesota, and surrounding communities who care about the environment.
In partnership with Mahtomedi area residents, schools, businesses, and government, MAGI works to:
• reduce use of nonrenewable, carbon-emitting fuels
• produce renewable energy, including wind and solar
• encourage an enduring community commitment to sustainability
Mahtomedi Area Green Initiative began with a group of Mahtomedi school parents shivering on the windswept sidelines of a Mahtomedi High School sports field as they cheered on student athletes. Wouldn’t it be great, they mused, if we could harness some of this wind, and in the process help our children begin forging a path to a renewable energy future? They began to meet in the warmth of a local coffee shop, and the Mahtomedi Area Green Initiative (MAGI) was born.
Since 2006, MAGI volunteers have worked within our community to promote energy conservation, renewable energy and sustainability. Our strong Mahtomedi School District serves as our geographic base, yet a key function of MAGI is to create connections among individuals and groups in our area and beyond. The goal is to encourage all of us to tap the power of partnership and make the good things we are doing even better!
To help support good things financially, MAGI has partnered with the Mahtomedi Area Educational Foundation to establish the Green Initiative Fund. Tax-deductible contributions to this fund will support renewable energy and environmental education projects and programs in our community. The first project for which Green Initiative Funds were raised is the Zephyr Wind Project.
Current MAGI projects include:
- raising funds to purchase and install trees as part of the new Wildwood School natural playground
- working with Mahtomedi Schools to incorporate native trees and grasses into the landscape plan at the new Wildwood Elementary School
- working with Mahtomedi Schools to develop a natural playground at the new Wildwood School
- providing a central clearinghouse for sustainability-related information and activities in the Mahtomedi area
- promoting the MAGI Environmental Leadership Award for high school seniors
- collaborating with City of Mahtomedi, Mahtomedi Schools, Century College, and community members to hold a TEDx event in our community in early 2014.
Green Initiative Fund
The Green Initiative Fund was established in partnership between the Mahtomedi Area Educational Foundation (MAEF) and the Mahtomedi Area Green Initiative (MAGI). Tax-deductible contributions to this fund support renewable energy and environmental education projects and programs in our community. Donate now!