What does Equitable Engagement look like at Metro Blooms?
At Metro Blooms, we define Equitable Engagement as the intentional participation of a community, with emphasis on those most impacted or underserved (renters, people of color, low-income or otherwise marginalized) by green infrastructure projects and those most often underrepresented within environmental improvement projects.
- Metro Blooms creates conditions for community stakeholders to be meaningfully involved in participatory clean water and green infrastructure projects that promote and put equity, environmental justice, resilience and sustainability principles into practice.
- We ensure that communities are engaged in the public decision making processes that shape policies and systems in their communities. We often work with community-based organizations that have deep relationships with residents using research, tools, and strategy.
- Our equitable engagement is tailored to the community we are serving.
Read an interview with Yordi Solomone, former Director of Equitable Engagement, about her work.