Polar explorer Will Steger to speak on climate in Spokane

Thu., April 13, 2017 Polar explorer Will Steger will be in Spokane this month to present a free program, “Eyewitness to Climate Change.” Steger, who lives in Minnesota, has a wealth of experience and perspective in arctic environments. He led the first dogsled journey without resupply to the North Pole and the first dogsled traverse […]

Youth ask Dayton, Smith to forge ahead on renewable energy

By Elizabeth Dunbar March 1, 2017 Young climate change activists flooded the governor’s reception room today to implore state leaders to set a new renewable energy mandate. Minnesota is set to surpass its current law of 25 percent renewable energy generation by 2025. A bill introduced this week would increase that to 50 percent by […]

Women in Energy: Jothsna Harris with Climate Generation

By Dan Thiede March 1, 2017 The Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. CERTs is highlighting these leaders during the month of March in 2017, which is Women’s History Month. As part of the series we interviewed Jothsna Harris, Public Engagement Manager […]

A Closer Look With Arthur Levitt: Will Steger (Audio)

January 27, 2017 — 9:08 AM CST Arthur Levitt, former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, interviews polar explorer and environmental activist, Will Steger, on “A Closer Look With Arthur Levitt.” producer: Arthur Levitt +1-212-617-5560 or Running time 30:05 See the full article here.

We All Have a Climate Story to Tell

A nonprofit asks people to share their climate stories.   By Katie Siegner Harris: “Given the increasing imprint of climate change on our lives in recent years, we all are eyewitnesses and we all have a story to tell.” That’s Jothsna Harris, public engagement manager at Climate Generation, a Minnesota-based nonprofit. Harris: “And what we’ve […]

Climate change: in your daily cup

Thursday, December 1, 2016 By Ryan Brown I’ve always been drawn to coffee. Not necessarily to coffee the crop, or the beverage from which many of us get our daily caffeine, but to what happens specifically in any space where coffee is served. It could be a group of folks around a dinner table, or […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters, others see post-election volunteer bump

By Maja Beckstrom November 28, 2016 Big Brothers Big Sisters usually sees a slowdown in November, but that wasn’t the case this year. More than 100 people called during the week after the Nov. 8 election to say they were interested in befriending a child, triple the usual volume. “We don’t know for sure why,” said […]