Mike’s Climate Story

Minnesota has a great diversity of quality fishing opportunities throughout the state but nowhere more evident than here in the north central part of the state.  Fishing is an important part of our cultural identity and a significant contributor to our local economies.  Fishing tourism in Minnesota generates over $2.8 billion in economic activity, $640 million in tax […]

David’s Climate Story

The Red River of the North is notorious for flood stories. Growing up in Fargo-Moorhead, I was used to the floods; the Broadway Bridge closed every spring. In 1993, the National Guard built a dike in Trollwood Park to protect the stage where Trollwood Performing Arts School was producing Anything Goes. I was in the […]

Jared’s Climate Story

Jared is currently a junior at Macalester College, where he is working towards a double major in Environmental Studies and Political Science. Jared worked with Climate Generation during fall of 2015 as an intern on the Climate Minnesota: Local Stories, Community Solutions project. I have a complicated relationship with Mount Rainier. The mountain is a […]

Arlene’s Climate Story

I am Arlene Jones and I am a farmer.  I wasn’t always a farmer, having grown up in a large urban area in Western Michigan.  I moved to Minnesota to raise a family and spent 23 years in the healthcare field, primarily responsible for policy implementation and performance management outcomes.  The farm was purchased as […]

Berit’s Climate Story

I care about climate change because I want the future of Minnesota to be as beautiful, if not more beautiful than it is today. What I love most about Minnesota is the natural beauty that is so accessible in the West Metro.  Biking is part of experiencing the natural resources that make my community so […]

Anna’s Climate Story

A little over a year ago, flyers for the “Value Your Power” video contest were handed out in school. I noticed that many kids either threw their flyers away, or crammed them into their folders, likely to be forgotten. This inspired me to submit a video for two reasons; the first being, maybe I could […]

Climate Minnesota events showcase unique perspectives of Minnesota communities

Climate Minnesota: Bemidji – April 14, 2015 Climate Minnesota: Crookston – April 15, 2015 Climate Minnesota: Burnsville – May 12, 2015 Climate Minnesota: Duluth – May 18, 2015 Driving into each of the four convening communities where we hosted Climate Minnesota events this spring, the differences in the character of the places were evident at […]

Espoir’s Climate Story

My name is Espoir DelMain, I’m 17 and a Junior at Great River School. I’m a part of YEA!MN (a program of Climate Generation) because I am passionate about environmental justice. but I wouldn’t say that I have a certain moment in particular or thing that happened to me that fueled this passion. Growing up […]