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Minnesota is Still In

Minnesota’s leadership on renewable energy and climate action is unparalleled in the Midwest.  Policymakers passed a 25% Renewable Energy Standard in 2007 with bipartisan support. Under Governor Dayton’s leadership, the state has already effectively met that goal seven years early. In 2013, Governor Dayton signed into law a 1.5% by 2020 Solar Energy Standard, with […]

Antarctica Melting Fast

By Will Steger Letter to the Editor June 14, 2018 The alarm was sounded; sadly, we’re seeing it substantiated I was saddened but not surprised to see the June 14 article “Antarctica melting fast: Rate of ice loss triples, and window for action is short.” I’ve been sounding the alarm about the impacts of climate […]

Will Steger on his solo trip to Canada’s barren lands

Wilderness explorer Will Steger has seen sea ice in the Arctic vanish. He’s trekked across Antarctic ice sheets that have now disintegrated into the ocean. Now he’s back from a two-month solo journey into the Barren Lands in northern Canada. He joined MPR News chief meteorologist Paul Huttner to talk about what he observed and learned on […]

Cleaning up Carlton

By Jamie Lund May 18, 2018 Several members of Carlton High School’s National Honor Society were recently seen walking in the ditch along Highway 45 between Carlton and Scanlon wearing fluorescent safety vests and filling bright-yellow garbage bags. The students found mostly fast food litter and lots of aluminum cans as well as a few […]

Southwest students advocate for climate action at Capitol

By Nate Gotlieb May 15, 2018 Members of a Southwest High School student group advocated for clean energy policies and practices at the state Capitol this spring. Students on the Southwest Community Education Green Team participated in the annual Youth Climate Justice Summit that the Minneapolis-based nonprofit Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy hosted on […]

Rochester students call for local climate change solutions

By Linda Ha May 6, 2018 ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – From powerful hurricanes to extreme heat waves, today’s youth are the first generation to feel the impacts of climate change. Three high school students in Rochester led a community-wide discussion at Century High School Sunday afternoon, aiming to empower local residents to engage in local climate change […]

Students seek climate change solutions

By John Molseed May 7, 2018 Zaria Romero, a Century High School junior and one of the organizers of Sunday’s Community Climate Convening, said having community leaders attend the event was a success itself. “It’s really cool to see who showed up,” he said “It shows that they care about these issues and want to […]

The case for climate reparations

By Paul Huttner with Chris Heeter May 3, 2018 As climate-related losses mount, who pays for the growing costs? The idea of climate reparations is gaining momentum as damage from climate change-enhanced extreme weather events soars. Jason Mark, editor of the Sierra Club’s national magazine, explains the case. A wilderness guide’s climate story. Chris Heeter tells […]

Governor Dayton urges Minnesota Legislature to support and pass “50 By 30” Renewable Energy Standard this year

Governor Dayton’s Office April 25, 2018 Governor Dayton reaffirmed his support today during a meeting with Climate Generation student activists Governor Dayton’s Administration originally proposed the 50 percent by 2030 Renewable Energy Standard during the 2017 Legislative Session Renewable energy is good for Minnesota’s economy, environment, and public health – supporting more than 57,000 jobs […]