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June, 2019

Porter is Interviewed by KMOJ about Water-Sensitive Urban Land Design


Check out this awesome interview with Kristel Porter regarding the city's relationship with water and creative ways we can plan for our future as it relates to climate change and water conservation.











June, 2019

Rejection of light-rail route raises hopes for a train in North Minneapolis

Kristel Porter pointed out that one major reason that north Minneapolis has an high unemployment is that workers have trouble accessing entry-level jobs in the suburbs. Porter also believes that North Minneapolis has historically recieved resources for non profit programs that employ outside community members, and instead we need to provide resources to build up, for-profit local businesses that can provide real jobs for the community.











April 15, 2016

United Black Legislative Agenda announced

In 2016, Kristel collaborated with Black leaders across the state of MN to reduce the state’s race disparities, securing $70 million for the Black Communities in MN.












June 24, 2020

Porter is interviewed by the Women's Press 


Kristel Porter was interviewed by the Women's Press to highlight her passion and work for Environmental Justice.

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September 15, 2020

MinnPost: Minnesota’s new clean energy projects must include plans to address inequities

Any recovery effort must prioritize concrete and measurable investments in BIPOC communities — the communities most affected by the economic downturn, and a lengthy history of systemic environmental racism.












September,  2020

CERTS: A Clean Energy Vision for North Minneapolis and Beyond


Kristel Porter was interviewed by Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs), to highlight the amazing work she is doing to install solar onto 24 properties in North Minneapolis at zero cost to the property owners.

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