Source water protection and working collaboratively, explained
To protect source water, lasting behavior changes in land and water management practices are needed. Environmental Initiative is convening a statewide network of individuals with experience in source water protection, community outreach, engagement, agriculture, and public health to develop ways to promote land use that protects drinking water.
Northside Safety NET interns reflect on Black History Month
Northside Safety NET interns share what being a Black history maker means to them.
Incubating corporate innovation in 2022 and beyond
The Sustainable Growth Coalition shares what they accomplished in 2022 and what they have planned for 2023.
Northside Safety NET partners reflect and look into 2023
Our Northside Safety NET partners share their experience with the first year of the program and what they are looking forward to in the coming year.
Northside Safety NET gives youth a voice on community environmental justice work
Northside Safety NET, a holistic investment in the educational journey of nine students living in North Minneapolis, is wrapping up its first year of programming.
Invest in North Minneapolis: Incorporating community values into thoughtful design
Youth in the Northside Safety NET program, University of Minnesota architecture students and professionals, and Northside residents worked together to infuse the community's values and experiences into thoughtful architecture and urban design.
The joy of meaningful connection
Executive director Mike Harley writes about interdependence and the transformative experiences that await each of us when we say "yes" to new relationships.
Summer reflections: Gravel Bed Nursery
Northside Safety NET intern Paris Beasley visited Gravel Bed Nursery this summer to learn all about trees, from how they survive in gravel to how they can die by Dutch Elm Disease.
Centering BIPOC experiences and our connection to nature
Tamara Few, recipient of the 2022 Environmental Initiative critical collaborator award, works to make safe spaces in the outdoors for BIPOC folks to heal, connect, and find joy.
Summer reflections: Celestial Gardens design and implementation
Northside Safety NET intern Evette Eaton helped create a community garden with Celestial Gardens this summer.