Environmental Stewardship Institute

ESI guest post: Making gardening accessible for everyone
This is a guest post from 2022 Environmental Stewardship Institute (ESI) fellow Mitali who created an informational video about making gardening and community gardens more accessible. Read more
Mitali
ESI guest post: A local dive into environmental justice
This is a guest post from 2022 ESI fellows Stacy, Margaret and Norijah who explored environmental racism in three local case studies: North Minneapolis air quality, East Phillips Neighborhood Urban Farm, and Enbridge Lines 3 & 5 Read more
Stacy, Margaret and Norijah
ESI guest post: The impact of street salt on our environment
This is a guest post from 2022 ESI fellows Hanna Bjerkness and Harper Glaeser Allen who conducted a survey to find out what their community knew about road salt pollution, then created an infographic to help them learn more. Read more
Hanna, Harper and Naomi
ESI guest post: Invasive species scavenger hunt
This is a guest post from 2022 Environmental Stewardship Institute (ESI) fellows Li Le Kaplow, Jasmine Jara and Sarah Hu who created a scavenger hunt for youth and their families to learn more about invasive species. Read more
ESI guest post: Informational zebra mussel workshop for kids
This is a guest post from 2022 Environmental Stewardship Institute (ESI) fellows Abby Peters, Miranda Micko and Anika Hanson who created an interactive educational opportunity for youth to learn about zebra mussels and their effects on water quality. Read more
Abby Peters,Miranda Micko,  Anika Hanson
ESI guest post: A look at Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife)
This is a guest post from 2022 Environmental Stewardship Institute (ESI) fellow Amani Armstrong-Morrow who researched the impacts of purple loosestrife, an invasive plant here in Minnesota, and offered solutions for slowing its spread. Read more
The ESI Youth Advisory Council's first year

The most recent expansion of our Environmental Stewardship Institute (ESI) is a youth-led council that explores pathways to environmental leadership at FMR and in the larger Twin Cities community through the school year. Here's what the 2022-2023 founding members have been up to, including their first public event earlier this month.  >>

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