Minnesota Brownfields and members of Minnesota’s redevelopment community celebrate finalist projects demonstrating innovation, collaboration, and exemplary results in revitalizing formerly contaminated land.
The Awards Program will start at 4:00 p.m.
Severin Oman Minnesota Brownfields
Sam Grant MN350
Kinsey Neal Minnesota Brownfields
Overview of Awards & Judging Process
Gabe Epstein Minnesota Brownfields
Community Impact Award (Small Project Category)
Kevin Carroll City of Minneapolis
Community Impact Award (Large Project Category)
Eric Weiss Trust for Public Land
Economic Impact Award (Small Project and Large Project Categories)
Briana Kirby Bremer Bank
Environmental Impact Award (Small Project and Large Project Categories)
Rosita Clarke Federal EPA
Promising Project Award
Erin Berg RETHOS
Innovation Award Kristina Smitten
Mac Hyde Brownfield Scholarship Paul Hyde
Call to Action and Closing Remarks Eric Hesse
American Engineering Testing
Sam Grant has been organizing through the intersections of environmental, economic, cultural and racial justice, and health, for more than three decades. As Executive Director of MN350, he applies what he has learned through years of struggle to advance the common well being of earth and people through the overlap of racial and climate justice. Sam is also a co-founder of the Environmental Justice Coordinating Council in North Minneapolis, which is now expanding its work to Saint Paul. He looks forward to mutually beneficial partnerships with Minnesota Brownfields and its many partner organizations to eradicate the environmental justice overburden in Minnesota’s communities most impacted by environmental injustice.
The Awards & Finalists
Minnesota Brownfields proudly offers this awards program recognizing exemplary
brownfield redevelopment projects completed statewide in these categories:
Projects achieving notable community benefits, placing a high value on community outreach, incorporating equitable approaches, improving quality-of-life issues, and/or using other social innovations or public policy initiatives.
Projects modeling positive economic impacts for cities and neighborhoods involving community wealth creation, job or housing creation, increase in tax base, and/or promotion of smart growth.