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Three Rivers Park District to Receive an Environmental Initiative Award for Climate Conversations

March 22, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tom Knisely, Three Rivers Park District Media Relations Specialist 763-694-7617 tknisely@threeriversparkdistrict.org Lauren Boritzke, Climate Generation 262-490-6562 lauren@climategen.org Three Rivers Park District is honored to receive the Minnesota Environmental Initiative’s 2019 Environmental Innovation Award for the Climate Conversations program series. This award is given annually by Minnesota Environmental Initiative […]

Why We’re Going Zero Waste for 10 Days

From March 11–20, our staff — and the supporters and followers we bring along with us — will embark on the journey of living zero waste for ten days. The idea came to life when our board member, Dr. Christie Manning, shared that she does this same challenge with each class she teaches at Macalester […]

Thank you for 100% Leadership!

Today, Governor Tim Walz announced a new legislative package to advance Minnesota’s standing as a leader in addressing climate change and facilitating the transition to an equitable, clean energy future. We applaud the requirement for our state’s electricity sector to provide 100% clean energy by 2050, putting us in leadership with other states across the […]

The Top 5 Climate Moments of 2018

As we reflect back on the year, we wanted to highlight our top five moments for climate change in 2018 — some solutions-focused, and others setbacks. Amongst the climate change impacts we witnessed across the world, the swell of momentum toward the resilient, equitable, clean energy future we envision inspires us. 1. Xcel Energy committed […]

Your Window Into COP24: December 17

It’s official! The 156-page rulebook for implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement is written and agreed upon by more than 190 participating countries. These rules will dictate how countries tackle climate change action beginning in 2020 and beyond. Climate commissioner Miguel Arias Canete from the EU stated his view of the outcome: “We have a system […]

Your Window Into COP24: December 15

As we’re writing this, we don’t know the final outcome of COP24. While scheduled to finish Friday evening, the negotiations spilled over into the weekend as ministers attempt to come to agreement on several parts of the Paris Agreement rulebook. Late Friday night, large chunks of the rulebook were marked by empty square brackets, where […]

Your Window Into COP24: December 14

Yesterday was Education Day at COP24. Simply put, this theme communicates that the more you know, the more you can do to realize the resilient, equitable, renewable energy world we have all dreamed of. This video by the UNFCCC collects the sentiment of Education Day from young leaders at COP24. Multiple events highlighted the critical […]

Your Window Into COP24: December 13

The high-level negotiations continued at COP24 yesterday with the close of the Talanoa Dialogue. We wanted to share what some countries, groups, and non-governmental organizations presented to the ministers overseeing the creation of the Paris Agreement rulebook in the final portion of the political phase. Fiji: “1.5 is more than a number, for some countries […]

Your Window Into COP24: December 12

The high-level segments of COP24 have truly taken off as it’s crunch time for Parties to finalize their contributions to the Paris Agreement rulebook. Ministers and heads of state from around the world arrived this week to pair off into negotiating teams that will produce a more concise draft. The tension is running high as […]