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The ground may be white but MN’s New Deal is green

By Elliott Askari-Rabe March 19, 2019 On March 6, students and adults alike gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol for the Youth Climate Justice Summit. The event is held yearly, and is organized by Climate Generation, a Minneapolis based climate advocacy group. The event was sponsored by numerous other climate groups, including iMatter, Yea MN, MN […]

Montessori students learn about environment

By Brainerd Dispatch March 7, 2019 Eleven students and teachers from Youth Eco Solutions teams at Discovery Woods Montessori in Brainerd participated March 5 in Go Native for Water Quality at Northland Arboretum. This workshop is one of 13 across the state, allowing students to connect with experts and gain information to position them for […]

Jay’s Climate Story; as heard on Climate Cast

By Paul Huttner January 31, 2019 Hear a Climate Story from Jay McCleary of Red Wing, Minnesota. https://media.climategen.org/20190131-mpr-climate-cast-jays-climate-story-20190131_cc_20190131_64.mp3 Ernst Rauch, head of the Climate Group at Munich Reinsurance, explains how insurance companies are grappling with the massive financial toll on this week’s Climate Cast. Why climate change cost the U.S. $160 billion last year Listen […]

John and Molly’s Climate Story; as heard on Climate Cast

By Paul Huttner February 14, 2019 Hear a Climate Story from Molly Reichert and John Kim, whose “Phase II” art piece was part of the Climate Conversation focusing on art and climate change with Climate Generation and Three Rivers Park District. https://media.climategen.org/20190214-mpr-climatecast-stories-futures-north-20190214_cc_20190214_64.mp3 Deke Arndt, chief of the monitoring section at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental […]

Anderson: True north is adventurer Will Steger’s truth every day

By Dennis Anderson February 21, 2019 Will Steger is about to return to the site of his spring trip of 2018: the arctic tundra of Canada. “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” — T.S. Eliot Earlier this week, Will Steger was thinking about the canoe-sled […]

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 […]

A youth-led climate movement

By Mira Klein February 21, 2019 Urgent and unabashedly progressive climate politics have come to Minnesota — or at least they’ve finally made it into the chambers of the Minnesota State Capitol. Just a few days after the outline for a federal Green New Deal was unveiled on the national stage, spearheaded by Sen. Ed […]