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Summer reflections: Tree trimming

Northside Safety NET intern Lillina Hood learned how to prune trees at a summer workshop at Camden Pond.

Summer reflections: Infrastructure maintenance

Northside Safety NET intern Gregory Wheeler learned about stormwater and green infrastructure during a summer session with the City of Minneapolis.

Summer reflections: Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

Northside Safety NET intern Chairish Byas learned to identify animals by footprint and planted flowers at the University of Minnesota's Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve this summer.

Board Voices: The bumpy road to transformation

Board member James Trice shares his experiences and observations of Environmental Initiative's transformation process and progress.

Youth as experts and emerging leaders

Northside Safety NET interns and Environmental Initiative staff recently celebrated the conclusion of Northside Safety NET’s pilot year. With a focus on "youth as experts" and developing leadership skills, the program offers great potential for growth and replication.

Our role in Minnesota’s Climate Action Framework

The Walz Administration has released their Climate Action Framework, a vision for how Minnesota will address and prepare for climate change. Mike Harley shares examples of Environmental Initiative's commitments to collaborative action.

Board Voices: Leading through transformation

In this "Board Voices" blog, Eliza Clark shares her experiences of serving in a leadership role as Environmental Initiative shifted into its new strategic plan and vision.

The collaborative journey of boatbuilding

Northside Safety NET interns recently learned the magical hands-on process of boatbuilding. Throughout the spring they worked with Urban Boat Builders to create a durable exploration canoe that they were able to launch at Wirth Lake in Minneapolis.

Partnerships with honor and humility

My first wrestling coach taught us to compete and conduct ourselves with honor and humility. Original or not, he was a former Marine drill instructor and an Olympic qualifier. That lesson stuck with me. Like many of our partners, I’ve…

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.