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Your Window Into COP24: December 10

The two-week climate negotiations are officially more than halfway through. The weekend at COP saw lots of action, both from the standpoint of negotiating Parties and participating citizens from across the world. Most specifically, a battle between two words, “note” or “welcome”, fueled a heated discussion over language as countries began to get technical about […]

First Impressions of COP24

I am staying in the historic town of Cracow, which is about an hour and a half train or bus ride from Katowice. The city of Cracow is rich with stories of resilience through changes in government, faith, and culture. I had the opportunity to ride to Katowice on a shuttle with energy professionals from […]

Four Minnesota business leaders attending international climate negotiations

Corporate delegates selected to represent U.S. sustainable leadership in Poland MINNEAPOLIS –  Nov. 28, 2018 – Representatives from Best Buy, Target, BWBR, and local restaurant Fig + Farro will represent Minnesota at the United Nations international climate conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland this December 2–14. The four delegates were selected to attend through Climate Generation: […]

Fig Goes to Poland!

Could the answer to a significant decrease in greenhouse gases be completely within our own control, with something as delicious as a bowl of soup? We are heading to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP24, to find out! It’s been reported by the University of Chicago that if every American ate […]

Preparing for the COP24 Delegation

Action on climate change is important to me for many reasons. The projections of continued increased temperatures and severe weather events, loss of biodiversity, ecosystem changes, etc., can be truly terrifying. The biggest reason I’m passionate about fighting climate change are my three kids. I often think of the Native American proverb “We do not […]

Gearing Up for COP24

I’m gearing up for the challenge of COP24. I’m evaluating the things that will make travelling to another country more comfortable, such as noise cancelling headphones for the plane ride, European adapters for my cell phone, a good backpack for my laptop and, possibly, a battery backup. I’m also preparing to be as productive as […]

Preparing for COP24

Preparing for COP24 has been a fantastic experience, as I look forward to joining others at the conference as we work toward a low-carbon economy. I’m proud to be part of a company like Target that believes the climate is changing, that our business is contributing to that change, and that our supply chain, operations, […]

Provide Feedback on updated MN Science Standards

This year our Director of Programs, Kristen Poppleton, was appointed to the 36-member committee of leaders in education, business, nonprofit, and other constituencies tasked with reviewing Minnesota’s current academic science standards. These science standards,  which includes climate change benchmarks for the first time, guide classroom learning in Minnesota and are being revised by this committee. […]

Our Votes and Actions Matter

People turned out in force to the polls yesterday. Thanks to all of you for being a #ClimateVoter. Here in Minnesota, we elected a new governor last night. Congratulations to Governor-elect Tim Walz and Lt. Governor-elect Peggy Flanagan on the win and on behalf of Climate Generation, we look forward to partnering with their administration […]