On Monday, 11/5, LHENA received a Partnership Award from the City of Minneapolis at the 2018 Green Business Awards. (Article on the project.) What the City had to say:
LHENA's assistance has been instrumental in opening up a new approach on air quality through neighborhood groups and the City of Minneapolis. You helped us bring together public and private partners for the cause of improved air quality by getting rid of the hazardous chemical perc. We want to formally express our gratitude to Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association for your commitment to the health of the people of Minneapolis.
Quote from Paul Shanafelt, Executive Director of LHENA, at the event:
"LHENA prioritizes and takes tremendous pride in its environmental work. With support from our board of directors and Environmental Committee, we were able to provide financial assistance to one of our community's small local businesses, Osman Cleaners, to help them transition to a safer dry-cleaning process. Minneapolis is now the first City in the nation to be entirely perc-free. This achievement is a shining example of how partnerships between the City and neighborhoods can be effective in creating greener, healthier cities."
Do you know what to do if you see someone being harassed, groped, threatened, or disrespected? You have a voice, and you can make a difference.
Learn how by attending "Ready to ACT: Strategies for Bystander Intervention," a training facilitated by the Sexual Violence Center, and sponsored by the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association.
Free, with an Eventbrite ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bystander-intervention-training-tickets-51828309870
Write up in Southwest Journal: http://www.southwestjournal.com/news/neighborhoods/2018/10/metoo-training-reaches-community-bystanders-bars/
Tricks & treats for all! Little kids, big kids, and former kids are all welcome.
-- Hot cider and hot popcorn
-- Cookie decorating from Cookie Cart
-- Children Costume Parade around the park block
-- Music - Candy - Temporary Tattoos – Bubbles
-- Safe trick or treating in the park
Rain or Shine or Snow (There will be heated tents)
Halloween Fun in the Park
Sunday, Oct 28th
Hosted by the LHENA Social Committee
Wedge residents Kari Johnson and Karlee Weinmann had an idea: to conduct large-scale, non-partisan outreach to activate and engage the neighborhood through voter registration and education.
They pitched their idea to LHENA and received modest funding to help their efforts. After weeks of organizing, dozens of new voters are now registered and volunteers have helped educate hundreds of Wedge residents and business owners about the November 6th election through a lawn sign campaign, old-fashioned door knocking, and community gatherings.
Thank you to Kari, Karlee, and all the volunteers who are helping build a more civically engaged neighborhood.
WHAT'S UP NEXT
Environmental Committee Meeting
Tuesday, November 13th
2909 Hennepin Ave S
Zoning & Planning Committee Meeting
Wednesday, November 14th
2909 Hennepin Ave S