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 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 […]

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 […]

On Line 3, will Walz be the leader Minnesota desperately needs?

By Priya Dalal-Whelan, Maddy Fernands and Shahad Geer February 5, 2019 In his first week in office, Gov. Tim Walz met with us and 150+ other youth concerned about the threats posed by climate change to our future. He declared that he “ran unabashedly that climate change will kill the planet and stop our futures […]

Youth Activists Call for a Minnesota Green New Deal

Air Date: Week of January 18, 2019 Youth activists in Minnesota aren’t waiting to see what may happen with a national Green New Deal. Through a group called Minnesota Can’t Wait, they’re starting a conversation with Governor Tim Walz (D-MN) about transitioning the state away from fossil fuels, while creating clean energy jobs and other […]

Boosted by a Walz, teens press new governor on climate change

By Elizabeth Dunbar January 10, 2019 A group of passionate Minnesota teenagers hopes 2019 will be the year state government gets serious about climate change. Dozens of high school students from across the state packed the governor’s office for a meeting Wednesday, urging Gov. Tim Walz, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and Minnesota Pollution Control […]

Minnesota teens ask lawmakers to please not kill the planet

By Hannah Jones January 9, 2019 More than a few people have tried to tell Maddy Fernands, a sophomore at Edina High School, that she has been worrying over nothing. While door-knocking to support legislation addressing climate change, she’s been told that “you never know” what the future will actually bring, and that what we’re […]