Why storytelling may be the best bet to inspire action on climate change

Don Kraker February 2, 2021 Duluth, MN There’s no more optimistic person on the planet than a duck hunter. At least, Mike Furtman doesn’t think so. “You go out, and you’re sitting in a little teeny spot in a marshy area, trying to meet up at the same place, at the same time,” he […]

Green Visions: “We are all eyewitnesses to climate change”

By Lisa Johnson December 2, 2020 Climate Generation – and apparently a lot of Minnesotans – want the state legislature to be able to hit the ground running when they reconvene January 5. One of the ways they hope lawmakers can accomplish that is if they hear from their constituents. So they’re gathering written testimony from […]

Dad/daughter writers fear a warmer Minnesota future for their heirs

By Bud Ward December 22, 2020 Their youthful lake-side memories behind them, dad and daughter fear loss of those experiences in a warming state. Their lived experiences and vibrant memories are many: Off-the-grid monthly family escapes to a deep and clean northern Minnesota lake amid coniferous forests, white pines, and the calming isolation of woodlands; […]

Green Visions: A Statewide Artistic View on Climate Change

By Chris Harwood August 12, 2020 Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, published a new book, called Eyewitness: Minnesota Voices on Climate Change, that features short stories, poems, and artwork authored by prominent figures and ordinary people across the state.  KUMD speaks with Erin Sharkey, poet, essayist, and graphic designer who was a member of […]

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 […]

Earth Day 2020 Is Live and Online (And In Your Backyard)

By Ariana Remmel April 20, 2020 Fifty years ago, a group of activists and politicians in California came together with the idea of establishing a national event to celebrate Earth and organize for environmental change. That first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 brought 20 million Americans together to demonstrate the importance of conservation. The […]