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Earth Day 2020 Is Live and Online (And In Your Backyard)

By Ariana Remmel April 20, 2020 Fifty years ago, a group of activists and politicians in California came together with the idea of establishing a national event to celebrate Earth and organize for environmental change. That first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 brought 20 million Americans together to demonstrate the importance of conservation. The […]

Stories and Poetry for Earth Day

CURWOOD: Let’s take some time now to share poems and stories in this 50th-anniversary celebration of our connection to the Earth, and its protection. Writer Kao Kalia Yang brings us her essay “Delivery of My Boys”. Her twin boys are named Peace and Freedom

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 […]