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WHS senior leading group of climate advocates to St. Paul

By Leah Ward February 22, 2020 WORTHINGTON — Worthington High School senior Mekdelawit “Mickey” Tilahun will lead a group of her peers headed next week for the Youth Climate Justice Summit 2020 in St. Paul. “I’ve always been interested in the environment, ever since I was young,” Tilahun said. She started becoming politically active following […]

YEA!MN Youth Climate Justice Summit 2020

By Chrysa February 20, 2020 Most people have heard of Greta Thunberg, but what a lot of people don’t know is that there are hundreds of Minnesota young people across the state of Minnesota working just as hard to raise awareness about climate change. YEA!MN is a team of mainly high school students who work with […]

Climate Anxiety

By Laura Billings Coleman January 21, 2020 During finals week last December, Helen Meigs ’21 decided to ditch her schoolwork and travel to Washington, D.C. A new Democratic majority had been elected to the House of Representatives, and Meigs wanted the chance to witness history as a diverse crop of freshman lawmakers like Ilhan Omar […]

A whole bunch of high-profile Minnesotans want to be on the governor’s climate council

By Walker Orenstein January 16, 2020 Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is applying for a new job — and he’s got a lot of competition: a host of University of Minnesota professors, labor leaders, activists, power industry representatives, and even entrepreneur Eric Dayton. Frey and the rest are vying for a seat on Gov. Tim Walz’s Climate Change […]

Three Rivers hosts Climate Conversations and Ice Harvest Festival Jan. 25

January 21, 2020 Three Rivers Park District and Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy are teaming up to present “Climate Conversations and Ice Harvest Festival,” this Saturday, January 25, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Richardson Nature Center, in Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Bloomington. This free family-friendly event celebrates Minnesota’s rich ice harvesting history […]

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 […]