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Three Rivers hosts Climate Conversations and Ice Harvest Festival Jan. 25

January 21, 2020 Three Rivers Park District and Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy are teaming up to present “Climate Conversations and Ice Harvest Festival,” this Saturday, January 25, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Richardson Nature Center, in Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Bloomington. This free family-friendly event celebrates Minnesota’s rich ice harvesting history […]

Danny’s Climate Story

By Danny Friedman November 17, 2019 I talked a lot as a kid. If you know me, you might say that I still do. My mother told me that as a younger person, the only time I would stop talking was in the forest. She would strap me into a backpack kid-carrier and we would […]

The Plant-Based Revolution

By Mikki Morrissette March 29, 2019 As an entrepreneur, Michelle Courtright has run a creative brand agency and owned the co-working space Flock. What she could not envision was how breast cancer would invigorate her desire to open a plant- based restaurant. Chemotherapy, an infection, and surgery had her bedridden for months. She emerged asking […]

Climate change: The arts can help tell the story of our time and provoke us to act

By Dawn Bentley February 21, 2019 From 2014–2017, I served as executive director of Art Shanty Projects, a creative placemaking festival that took place in the middle of winter on a frozen surface of a Minnesota lake. Our mission was to expand the notion of art and artist by creating an artist-driven temporary community. On […]

Michelle’s Climate Story; as heard on Climate Cast

By Paul Huttner December 6, 2018 Hear a Climate Story from Michelle Courtright of the plant-based restaurant Fig + Farro. https://media.climategen.org/20181206-mpr-climatecast-michelle-fig-farro.mp3 Auto industry analyst Micheline Maynard explains how General Motors plant closures impact climate-friendly jobs. What do the big General Motors plant closures mean for electric cars? Listen to the full episode online here