Climate change is a complicated problem. As we’re starting to see, it will affect everything and everyone on our planet in nuanced ways, and the bulk of those effects will very likely be negative. This is the simple logic that compelled me to focus on energy and the environment in my education. Growing up in […]
My family always traveled to the North Shore when I was growing up. It was our place to go on the weekends. We have rented many cabins from Duluth to Grand Marais over the past 20 years. We hike, go swimming, and immerse ourselves in the history of the area. Gooseberry Falls and the Sucker […]
My climate epiphany came through my work with the Will Steger Foundation. I was aware of the climate change issue, but I didn’t understand how urgent, how interconnected and how important it was until I was literally enveloped by it. But I was also extremely fascinated and drawn to it and chose to dig […]
Everyone has places they go to become refreshed, to rejuvenate their spirit and renew their sense of purpose – maybe a walk in the woods or a trip home. For me it’s my grandparents’ house, which my family inherited several years ago and where we spend our summers, Christmases, and any other time we get […]
When I was a kid in Richfield, I loved to play hockey. Even though I loved it, I decided to trade my hockey skates to a neighbor for a wagon full of National Geographic magazines. They changed my life because they instilled my desire for adventure and exploration. I also remember reading Huck Finn in […]
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