At Metro Blooms, we define equitable engagement as the intentional participation of a community — with emphasis on those most impacted, underserved (renters, people of color, low-income or otherwise marginalized), and underrepresented — in green infrastructure and other 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 work to empower communities to shape decision-making on environmental improvement projects so that the work benefits those most impacted.
- We work with local leaders and community-based organizations to plan intentionally for equitable engagement that is tailored to the community we are serving.
- We help communities build social capacity, deepening connectedness and helping people to feel safer.
- We compensate those involved in our projects equitably.
- Our guiding principles in working with underserved rental communities are here.
Read about our work in SCAPE, a journal of the Minnesota chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.