Welcome to MINA

MINA: A nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of the diverse natural resources of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Hafa Adai, Tirow, and Welcome to the Micronesia Islands Nature Alliance

MINA is a community - based, nonprofit organization that was formed by a group of people whose dedication and compassion for the environment felt the need to promote and advocate for the protection and restoration of our natural resources in the Northern Mariana Islands.

The CNMI has a unique and beautiful natural heritage but these natural treasures are at risk of continued degradation. MINA believes that by fostering community watch and outreach efforts we can achieve our long-term goals for a sustainable future.

Please explore these pages further to find out more about MINA’s mission and to contact us for more information about how you can get involved.


The Micronesia Islands Nature Alliance is seeking nominations for its “Green Awards” which will be presented at the organization’s annual Green Gala event on Sept. 4, 2015.

The Green Awards recognize individuals, companies, and students who promote environmental stewardship and are committed to the preservation of the Commonwealth’s precious natural resources.

The Green Awards include:

The Environmental Champion Award — given to an individual who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the environment and preservation of our natural resources.

The Environmental Heroes Award — given to a school that demonstrates dedication to the environment through its students and the work that they do to protect our natural resources.

The Green Business of the Year — given to a business that is committed to conservation and has incorporated a green business culture throughout its organization.

To submit nominations, please send the following information to: brookenevitt.mina@gmail.com: 1) your name and contact information; 2) your nominee and the category you are nominating in; and 3) an explanation why your nominee should receive a Green Award. The deadline for submitting nominations is July 7, 2015.

For more information, contact Brooke Nevitt at 233-7333 or email: brookenevitt.mina@gmail.com.


Pagan: An irreplaceable Environmental Resource

A letter from MINA to Governor Inos in regards to our position on the potential military takeover of Pagan Island. Please read the full letter here.


Watch MINA's Board Chair, Frankie Eliptico share our opposition to what the military is proposing for the future of Tinian and Pagan. Click here.


Photograph was captured by Jose T. Quan, www.ginenmarianas.com

The military is proposing to conduct live training exercises in Pagan and Tinian. Do you have questions? Do you have something to say? Public meetings will be held in the CNMI this week at the following locations:

Wednesday April 29 from 5-8 pm at Saipan Southern High School
Thursday April 30 from 5-8 pm at Tinian Junior High School
Friday May 1 from 5-8 pm at Garapan Elementary

Be heard CNMI!


2014 Green Gala

Thank you CNMI for your support of MINA’s Green Gala!


MINA Everyday @ Java Joe's !!!

Last Updated 6/30/2015