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Spring growth: Northside Safety NET interns learn, plant, and create

The Northside Safety NET intern cohort had a busy month of March. Highlights featured include creating art, potting plants, and visiting a research lab on the Mississippi River.

Are smoky summers the new normal?

Last July and August, you may remember a stretch of hazy days, red sunsets, and warnings about poor air quality. Summer it seems, has a new regular companion: wildfire smoke.  If it seems like the number of…

Meet the Clean Air Minnesota co-chairs

Meet the co-chairs of Clean Air Minnesota, Jon Hunter and Tony Kwilas. The two have worked on air quality throughout their careers. As chairs, they advise the work pursued by Clean Air Minnesota to reduce air pollutants.

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Upcoming Events

Northside Safety NET: Environmental Careers Pay Scale Workshop

Join our Northside Safety NET team as they host a free workshop “Environmental Careers Pay Scale: Matching Careers to their Expected Income” during the Green Zones Environmental Justice Summit. Job requirements and outcomes will be explored in this engaging… Read More

Northside Safety NET Meeting

Northside Safety NET meets multiple times a week to explore professional development opportunities in the environmental sector. To learn more about Northside Safety NET, visit … Read More

Board Development Committee Meeting

The Environmental Initiative Board of Directors’ Development Committee meets every other month. To learn more about the Board of Directors, visit their about us page. Read More

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Member Highlight: Antea Group

Antea Group is a long time member of Environmental Initiative and is a supporting sponsor for the Environmental Initiative Awards.

Employment Opportunities

We are looking for a Partnership Manager to join our team. This person will provide co-leadership and management on Clean Air Minnesota and the Sustainable Growth Coalition. Learn more and apply

We are working in partnership with the Public Policy Project as they hire five volunteer health education fellows. Fellows will conduct education and outreach activities on Saint Paul’s East Side focused on air pollution and the cumulative health impacts of poor air quality. Learn more and apply

Northside Safety NET

Nine interns, Jaycie Thomsen, and Clyde Quarles form the 2021-22 Northside Safety NET team. The year-long Environmental Justice Internship is led by Environmental Initiative. During the school year, we meet after school and on Saturdays until summer, when we will be busy in the community three days a week. Read our most recent blog written by Clyde.

Project Green Fleet

Environmental Initiative selects and works with eligible diesel fleet owners and operators to upgrade older, less efficient equipment with newer models that release fewer emissions. Project Green Fleet eliminates emissions equivalent to removing over 3.5 million cars from the road every year.