HeightsNEXT is a sustainable community movement in Columbia Heights, MN. Public events introduce neighbors, network volunteers, and engage civic leaders. Working across organizations, HeightsNEXT promotes green technology, resilience, sustainability, justice, and equality. Learn more…

HeightsNEXT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Minnesota Green Step Cities
Minnesota Green Step Cities
A gardener stands by a rain barrel painted with pollinators and garden gnomes.
City Gardens
Gardeners at the Blooming Sunshine food forest in Columbia Heights, MN
Food Forest
Columbia Heights, MN Mayor's Monarch Pledge
Mayor’s Monarch Pledge
Pet Bed Workshop
Pet Bed Workshop
Street Cleanups
Street Cleanups
Garden Tour
Garden Tour
Residents trade their houseplants at the Columbia Heights plant exchange.
Plant Exchange
Birdscaping Clinic
Birdscaping Clinic
Fix-It Clinics
Fix-It Clinics
Stories From Our Neighborhood
Stories From Our Neighborhood
Columbia Heights Art in the Park
Art in the Park
Cheers for Beers
Cheers for Beers
Community Picnic
Community Picnic
Dog Day
Dog Day
Fire & Ice Plunge
Fire & Ice Plunge
Holiday Train
Holiday Train
Jamboree
Jamboree
A girl at the 2021 Columbia Heights, MN Monarch Festival holds a butterfly cutout while examining Monarch caterpillars on milkweed leaves.
Monarch Festival
PRIDE Festival
PRIDE Festival
Truck or Treat
Truck or Treat
HeightsNEXT
City of Columbia Heights
Columbia Heights Lions Club
Fridley-Columbia Heights Rotary Club
First Lutheran Community Church
Southern Anoka County Assistance (SACA)
Anoka County
East Side Neighborhood Services

A Community of Respect

We are striving to create a sustainable community for everyone. That means respect for all cultures, genders, skin colors, sexual orientations, ages, body types, and abilities. We are an organization that strives for inclusion, equality, and safety for everyone to be themselves and work together as a community.