Community Climate Resiliency Fund - Grant Recipient

Summit-University: Emergency Kits at the Peace Celebration


Simone HarrisRecipients: Simone Harris and Brittany Harris

Simone Harris and Brittany Harris are a mother daughter team from District 8-- St. Paul’s Summit University neighborhood. Simone has been on the board of the Summit University Planning Council for three years, and this year she is serving as the Vice Chair of the Council.

In Summer 2014 and Spring 2015, Simone participated in the Community Climate Change Conversations with Macalester College and the Science Museum of Minnesota. Simone and Brittany are long term residents of the Summit U community who aim to educate their neighbors about climate resiliency.

Project: Emergency Kits at the Peace Celebration

On June 19, 2015, the project team attended the Peace Celebration in the Summit University neighborhood. Prior to the event, Simone and Brittany had assembled emergency kits. We handed out 40 of these kits to children, teens, and young adults at the festival. Event attendees also participated in our “Extreme Weather Trivia” and drew pictures of “St. Paul in the Future”.