Equity in Our Environment

Fair Environmental Policies and Practices for All

Minneapolis is a leader in addressing climate change, but we must seek measures that improve health and build wealth for low-income communities and communities of color.

We need to:

  • implement policies like the Green Zones Initiative that invest in neighborhoods that have been historically neglected and subjected to environmental injustices

  • educate communities of color and low-income communities about zero waste, composting, and recycling to reduce waste and fight climate change

  • increase energy efficiency in all housing stock as a means of maintaining affordability

  • continue to create more “green,” living-wage jobs as opportunities for communities of color to gain entry into the workforce.