The Northern Run: From Norway via Minnesota to Paris

It has been 3.5 months since I started my run from Tromsø, Norway. The run, named the Northern Run, is part of the climate awareness campaign Pole to Paris, which I started along with my friend Daniel Price. With only a few days left until the planned arrival in Paris for COP21, a look back […]

COP21: The world’s best chance to tackle climate change

The upcoming Paris climate talks, known as COP21 or, more fully, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 21st Conference of the Parties, are widely recognized as the world’s last and best chance to effectively limit the threat of climate change. This Conference is a crucial event because it needs to result in […]

Best Buy commits support for strong COP21 climate agreement

A few months ago, Minnesota-based Best Buy joined other leading U.S. companies in signing President Obama’s American Business Act on Climate pledge, committing to reducing their own greenhouse gas emissions and expressing support for a strong agreement at COP21. This pledge, signed by 81 companies in all 50 states that have committed at least $160 […]

2014-2015 Annual Report Now Available

We are proud to share our annual report which highlights our activities from September 2014 – August 2015. Download Annual Report This year we had a number of accomplishments thanks to your support! We reached over 5,000 educators, 7,500 youth, successfully re-branded our organization, and expanded our reach. Highlighted accomplishments: GENERAL Launched a successful new […]

Wine & Dine for Climate – August 29, 2015

We could not have asked for more beautiful weather for the night of our Wine & Dine for Climate event at Alexis Bailly Vineyard, and all other aspects of the event were as lovely as our outdoor surroundings. On Saturday, August 29th, over 50 friends and supporters joined us at Alexis Bailly Vineyards, Nan Bailly’s […]

The Clean Power Plan: A Critical Step Towards A Climate-Resilient Future

The case for strong action by the U.S. to address climate change is growing by the day. After experiencing the hottest and wettest May on record last month, we can clearly see that the impacts of climate change are intensifying. In the past few weeks, international climate efforts have made headlines: Norway has voted to […]

Loll Designs demonstrates eco-furniture circle of life

As a member of 1% for the Planet, eco-friendly outdoor furniture designer and manufacturer Loll Designs is part of a global movement of companies donating at least one percent of their annual net revenues to environmental organizations. Through this initiative, Loll has made meaningful contributions to several Minnesota-based non-profits for the past few years, including […]

Reflections on the ride

Today was a short day, by Climate Ride standards – about 40 miles. But, also by Climate Ride standards, it had elements that I’ll never forget. First was the 8-mile, 2,574 foot climb to the top of Mt. Tamalpias in Marin County. It was unforgettable with its microclimates of sun, fog, wind, rain and sunshine. […]

A hard but rewarding ride

By Danette Knickmeier If I had to describe today in one word, that word would be ‘hills.’ We climbed a lot of them. One in particular was about 5 miles long. I don’t recall the elevation, but let’s just say it was steep. Like, really steep. And then we rode down for 12 miles and […]