I believe that we can create forums to allow people with different world views to communicate, and I am drawn to Environmental Initiative’s focus on creating those spaces and ensuring all voices are heard. I grew up and live on an Indian reservation in Northern Minnesota where raw materials are extracted from our lands every day with no consideration for the Ojibwe people who call the area home. This lived experience is why I believe in the work of Environmental Initiative. It is vital to ensuring there is a forum for people to have their voices heard.