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The Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP) connect greater Minnesota communities to the University of Minnesota in order to help solve problems and take advantage of new opportunities. As a part of University of Minnesota Extension, RSDP brings together local talent and resources with University of Minnesota knowledge and seed funding to drive sustainability in four areas: agriculture and food systems, tourism and resilient communities, natural resources, and clean energy.

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RSDP in the news

Minnesota Rising

University, millennials collaborate for talent research in North Central, West Central Minn.

Minnesota Rising, a group of millennial generation leaders, and the University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP) are supporting a project to study how North Central and West Central Minnesota communities might better attract and retain young professionals. More

Climate Change Adaptation Convenings

Climate Change Adaptation Convenings

The Partnerships are pleased to be hosting a series of five climate change adaptation convenings in Greater Minnesota with the support of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Extension Meteorologist Mark Seeley will be joining us to provide region-specific climate information. More

Deep Winter Greenhouse

RSDP launches website of Deep Winter Greenhouse resources

The Partnerships have been working to support passive solar greenhouse research and production. Such 'Deep Winter Greenhouses' enable Minnesota producers the ability to produce vegetable crops with minimal delivered fuels throughout the middle of winter thereby making year-round season extension a possibility. Visit the website.

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