Author: Sarah Goodspeed, Youth and Policy Manager

President Trump Formalizes US Withdrawal from Paris Agreement

On Monday November 4 the U.S. filed to withdraw from the Paris Agreement as President Trump announced in June 2017.  195 parties have signed onto the Paris Agreement, a global commitment to limit global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and developing clean economies. The withdrawal of the United States from this commitment means the […]

COP25 International Climate Negotiations Suspended

In an unprecedented announcement, COP25 has been relocated to Madrid after being postponed for a short time by host country Chile. This morning, Chilean President Sebastian Piñera announced that he will suspend the UN climate negotiations, COP25, in Santiago in the midst of violence and civil unrest. On Friday, more than one million people filled […]

Climate Change is a Drag

Last week, our Climate Change is a Drag show — a community builder and fundraiser in partnership with OutFront Minnesota — got people hot and bothered about climate change. Hosted at Troubadour Wine Bar, home to the weekly Queerdo show, our evening’s emcee The Other Jeanie Retelle guided us through a journey of climate-themed performances. […]

The Story of Session 2019

Both change and constancy resonated throughout the 2019 Legislative Session. January began with a flurry of newly elected legislators and a new Governor promising to bridge the divisions in Minnesota and govern as one, a needed call in our country’s only divided State Legislature. With the most racially diverse Legislature in history, members are starting […]

What a Green New Deal means to Minnesota

Climate change has risen to become the top issue for voters ahead of the next elections, in large part due to the demands of the young generation across the world, and heard loudly here in Minnesota. Hundreds of youth have rallied at the State Capitol and in their own communities over the past year calling […]

Vote for Climate in 2018

What’s the number one way to make an impact on climate change? Vote! Your vote is your voice: use your vote to elect officials who will make climate change a priority in office. Early voting begins this week for the primary election in Minnesota. How can you impact climate change at the polls? What’s on […]

So, what happened during the 2018 Legislative session?

Minnesota’s short 2018 Legislative session ended in a flurry this month, with your elected officials sending bills from the chamber floor to caucus and conference committees at all hours before session ended May 20. Governor Dayton now is finalizing which bills he will sign or veto as the last check and balance in updates to […]

Fight for climate change in your classroom

Education is a solution to climate change. We’re seeing this as school districts across the country are promoting climate change education by making commitments to teach climate change in their schools. In this effort, youth voices have been especially powerful advocates for teaching climate change (like in Portland, Idaho, and California, for example!) When local […]

Your How-To for Tonight’s MN Caucuses

Each one of us is a part of our community in many ways, and we are all able to impact our community through the different roles we play. Make your impact today, February 6, by participating in the precinct caucuses throughout Minnesota. This is an opportunity to share your views on important issues and influence […]