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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