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Celebrate 50 Years of Earth Day by Sustainably Watering Your Plants With Your Quarantine Tears

By Mandatory Editors April 22, 2020 With 50 years of Earth Day under our belts, you’d think the world would be in tip-top shape, but that’s not quite the case. In a self-isolated world where our leaders don’t believe in science nor care about the environment, there is something you can do to make a difference. While staying […]

Climate Change Solutions

By Sarah Lutman April 20, 2020 Nonprofits should play a bigger role in adopting best practices to address the climate crisis. This column appeared in the April issue of Twin Cities Business magazine. Concerns about the climate crisis are growing stronger, as temperatures rise and climate patterns shift, affecting everything from air quality to vegetation, animal life, and […]

8 Organizations Innovating for Climate Action

By Conor Flynn April 8, 2020 SDG #13 – Climate Action UN Sustainable Development Goal #13 consists of “taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.” Driven by increasing greenhouse gas emissions, climate change presents a massive threat to the sustainability of life on our planet. Fortunately, many organizations are taking innovative action to […]

Teaching Climate Change and the Impact of COVID-19

April 13, 2020 During this time of year, we typically would be hunting for Easter eggs, eating chocolates and enjoying new blooms and spring weather. Yet, we’ve adjusted to a new normal and are all doing our best to celebrate the season! In that light, we want to share some positive things going on today: […]

Stories and Poetry for Earth Day

CURWOOD: Let’s take some time now to share poems and stories in this 50th-anniversary celebration of our connection to the Earth, and its protection. Writer Kao Kalia Yang brings us her essay “Delivery of My Boys”. Her twin boys are named Peace and Freedom

Climate Anxiety

By Laura Billings Coleman January 21, 2020 During finals week last December, Helen Meigs ’21 decided to ditch her schoolwork and travel to Washington, D.C. A new Democratic majority had been elected to the House of Representatives, and Meigs wanted the chance to witness history as a diverse crop of freshman lawmakers like Ilhan Omar […]

A whole bunch of high-profile Minnesotans want to be on the governor’s climate council

By Walker Orenstein January 16, 2020 Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is applying for a new job — and he’s got a lot of competition: a host of University of Minnesota professors, labor leaders, activists, power industry representatives, and even entrepreneur Eric Dayton. Frey and the rest are vying for a seat on Gov. Tim Walz’s Climate Change […]