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Boosted by a Walz, teens press new governor on climate change

By Elizabeth Dunbar January 10, 2019 https://media.climategen.org/20190110-mprnews-dunbar-youth-climate-gov-walz.mp3 A group of passionate Minnesota teenagers hopes 2019 will be the year state government gets serious about climate change. Dozens of high school students from across the state packed the governor’s office for a meeting Wednesday, urging Gov. Tim Walz, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and Minnesota Pollution Control […]

Minnesota teens ask lawmakers to please not kill the planet

By Hannah Jones January 9, 2019 More than a few people have tried to tell Maddy Fernands, a sophomore at Edina High School, that she has been worrying over nothing. While door-knocking to support legislation addressing climate change, she’s been told that “you never know” what the future will actually bring, and that what we’re […]

High school kids, including governor’s daughter, vow to keep up pressure for climate action

By Elizabeth Dunbar January 10, 2019 A group of passionate Minnesota teenagers hopes 2019 will be the year state government gets serious about climate change. Dozens of high school students from across the state packed the governor’s office for a meeting Wednesday, urging Gov. Tim Walz, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency […]

Minnesota youth demand Green New Deal in meeting with governor

By Eric Holthaus January 10, 2019 On Wednesday, more than 100 youth from across the state ascended the snow-free steps of the Minnesota capitol building to meet with newly inaugurated Governor Tim Walz and demand comprehensive action on climate change. The group, Minnesota Can’t Wait, was there to push for a Green New Deal. Organizers […]

Perspectives from A Minnesota Delegate: The Many Faces of U.S. Climate Action at COP24

By Jesse Turck The 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) brought together around 200 countries to continue the worldwide initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. After two weeks of negotiations and strategizing, this COP saw the creation of the official rulebook for implementing the Paris Agreement. Minnesota, a member of the U.S. […]