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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 […]

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 […]

Xiuhtezcatl, Astralblak and more to perform at benefit concert for Climate Generation

November 5, 2019 A coalition of Minnesota artists are coming together to put a human face to climate change with music and storytelling. Alongside 19-year-old climate activist and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Band Together takes place Nov. 16 at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium, 2004 Randolph Ave. in St. Paul. The concert begins at 7 p.m. with an […]

Climate anxiety: Taking the first step is the hardest

By Logan Reider July 26, 2019 As a young child in Minnesota, I enjoyed playing outside but didn’t always feel the deep connection to the outdoors that many people experience in their very earliest memories. For me, it was a process of gradually becoming more attuned to the world around me and my place in […]

RWHS teacher, students to discuss climate change

By Red Wing Newsroom April 23, 2019 Youth Convening Minnesota will hold a discussion on climate change at the Red Wing Ignite building on April 24. Jim Leise, a science teacher at Red Wing High School, and Mallary Bade and Danielle Thuerauf, students at Red Wing High School, will talk about how climate change is […]

Young Minnesotans with ‘climate grief’ are feeling anxiety – and taking action

By Kevyn Burger April 19, 2019 While “climate grief” has many young people mired in worry about a warming planet, others are taking action. Helen Meigs thinks about climate change. A lot. “It’s always in the back of my mind,” said the Macalester College sophomore. Concern about climate change isn’t rare on campus. In fact, […]

Students attend soil health workshop

By Deb Moldaschel April 13, 2019 Sleepy Eye YES! Team SMS Environmental Science students attended the YES! Winter Workshop held at Gustavus Adolphus College on March 20. Sleepy Eye YES! Team advisors, Mary Beth Botz and Deb Reinarts, accompanied 13 YES! members (students from Sleepy Eye Public and St. Mary’s) and five SMS Environmental Science […]

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 […]