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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 […]

DC School Hopes to Spark Inspiration for Climate Education

By Em Nguyen January 6, 2020 WASHINGTON — As California sees progressively more destructive wildfires every year, some high school students from across California are pushing to learn more about climate change. California Congresswoman Barbara Lee said she’s listening and is advocating in Congress for climate education in all schools. The Oakland Democrat said she […]

Askov Finlayson’s New Parka Is “Climate Positive”

By Reed Fischer December 19, 2019 Eric Dayton’s latest commitment to the climate crisis is an outerwear upgrade Eric Dayton used to visit New York City every January to stock his North Loop boutique, Askov Finlayson, with high-end clothing for discerning and adventurous Minnesotans. This included third-party brands like Patagonia, as well as Askov originals, like the […]

Minnesotans in the mix at UN climate summit in Madrid

By Paul Huttner and Megan Burks December 12, 2019 https://media.climategen.org/20191212-mpr-climate-cast-cop25-negotiations_20191212_128.mp3 Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change Patricia Espinosa kicked off this final week of the COP25 climate summit in Madrid by urging delegates to lay the groundwork needed to make progress on the Paris climate goals starting next year. “Each year at the COP, we’re told that window […]

Middle school introduces students to climate and energy science with hands-on project

By Elizabeth Shockman November 13, 2019 https://media.climategen.org/20191113-mpr-middle_school_climate_change_20191113_64.mp3   On a recent Thursday, Katie Small’s eighth-grade science class at St. Louis Park Middle School was hard at work. The students were gathered around a series of small blue plastic suitcases, up to their elbows in wires and assembly instructions. The goal was to put together a series of “solar suitcases” — 12-volt […]

Local artists ‘Band Together’ for climate change fundraiser

By Erica Rivera November 15, 2019 t’s about time the planet got its own musical fundraiser. On Saturday at the O’Shaughnessy, Band Together will humanize the climate change crisis through an evening of music, storytelling, and activism with ticket proceeds benefiting Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy. The non-profit’s mission is to empower individuals and […]