Justice

Is the Minneapolis 2040 plan good for the environment? Yes.

The Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan continues to come under attack for its purported environmental harms. But we know that the plan's many environmental policies, including denser housing, are crucial responses to climate change. Here's how FMR is speaking up in support.  >>

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Justice for Amir Locke

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The recent decision not to charge the Minneapolis police officer who killed Amir Locke underscores the need for systemic change and legislative action. Here's one thing you can do. >>

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BIPOC River Stewards

Since 2021, FMR has held events created by and for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color). Together, we've tended habitat restoration projects, birdwatched in the gorge and snowshoed by the river. Here's how our BIPOC stewardship program works.  >>

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Climate change, climate justice and FMR's Land Conservation program

Land protection and restoration for ecological diversity can keep urban areas cooler and more resilient in the face of climate change. Learn more about how our Land Conservation program fights climate change and its impacts.  >>

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Climate change, climate justice and FMR's Land Use & Planning program

Climate change impacts make park access and greenspace even more important for public health and equity, and guidelines for riverfront development need to respond to the shifting climate in order to protect our river. Here's how our Land Use & Planning program's work intersects with climate change and climate justice.  >>

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Annual park rankings highlight racial and economic disparities

St. Paul and Minneapolis are known to have some of the country's best urban park systems. But how well do they deliver equitable park access to all residents?  >>

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Who farms in MN? What the ag census tells us about MN agriculture

As we work to transition our croplands toward more water-friendly systems, it’s important to examine how the ag sector reinforces systematic inequities that disproportionally impact low-income farmers and people of color — so we don’t repeat the mistakes of the past.  >>

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