News & Ideas
Board Voices: An unexpected transformation with Environmental Initiative as a catalyst for personal change
Levi Brown, current Environmental Initiative board member, shares his story of transformation rooted in a meeting which led to unexpected insights and meaningful relationships.
Summer reflections: Tree trimming
Northside Safety NET intern Lillina Hood learned how to prune trees at a summer workshop at Camden Pond.
Finding new ways to support manufactured home park residents
Joel Haskard, co-director of the Clean Energy Resources Team (CERTs) spoke with us about the group's work to reduce energy use and increase safety in manufactured home parks.
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.
Minneapolis works with auto shops to clear the air
The Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed an ordinance amendment requiring all autobody refinishers in the city to convert to either waterborne paint or low-volatile organic compound (VOC) paint.
Farmers building healthy soil featured on new regional tour
Nine farmers in southeast Minnesota are being featured on a new tour highlighting conversation practices that build and restore soil health.
Board Voices: The bumpy road to transformation
Board member James Trice shares his experiences and observations of Environmental Initiative's transformation process and progress.