Author: Media

Como High students call out climate crisis at the Capitol

By Mindy Keskinen December 26, 2019 Some Como Park Senior High students were among about 400 young Minnesotans who swarmed the State Capitol on Dec. 6 for the Youth Climate Strike. Two seniors, Morgan Nichols, of St. Anthony Park, and Emma Wolters, of St. Paul’s Eastside, heard about the strike through the school’s environmental club […]

DC School Hopes to Spark Inspiration for Climate Education

By Em Nguyen January 6, 2020 WASHINGTON — As California sees progressively more destructive wildfires every year, some high school students from across California are pushing to learn more about climate change. California Congresswoman Barbara Lee said she’s listening and is advocating in Congress for climate education in all schools. The Oakland Democrat said she […]

Askov Finlayson’s New Parka Is “Climate Positive”

By Reed Fischer December 19, 2019 Eric Dayton’s latest commitment to the climate crisis is an outerwear upgrade Eric Dayton used to visit New York City every January to stock his North Loop boutique, Askov Finlayson, with high-end clothing for discerning and adventurous Minnesotans. This included third-party brands like Patagonia, as well as Askov originals, like the […]

Polar explorer witness to melting ice

By Sara Marie Moore December 11, 2019 When polar explorer Will Steger heard the news, he couldn’t believe it, but knew it was real: The 1,250-square-mile ice shelf he had crossed in Antarctica by dog sled had collapsed into the sea. “It caught me by surprise,” Steger told an audience gathered at the Shoreview Community […]

Minnesotans in the mix at UN climate summit in Madrid

By Paul Huttner and Megan Burks December 12, 2019 https://media.climategen.org/20191212-mpr-climate-cast-cop25-negotiations_20191212_128.mp3 Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change Patricia Espinosa kicked off this final week of the COP25 climate summit in Madrid by urging delegates to lay the groundwork needed to make progress on the Paris climate goals starting next year. “Each year at the COP, we’re told that window […]

Arctic explorer Will Steger

Paul & Jordana Show November 15, 2019 Will Steger joins us 30 years after his historic Trans-Antarctica Expedition. https://media.climategen.org/20191115-wcco-Arctic_explorer_Will_Steger.mp3

Middle school introduces students to climate and energy science with hands-on project

By Elizabeth Shockman November 13, 2019 https://media.climategen.org/20191113-mpr-middle_school_climate_change_20191113_64.mp3   On a recent Thursday, Katie Small’s eighth-grade science class at St. Louis Park Middle School was hard at work. The students were gathered around a series of small blue plastic suitcases, up to their elbows in wires and assembly instructions. The goal was to put together a series of “solar suitcases” — 12-volt […]