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Friday Feature: Meet COP21 Education Ambassador Phillip Haberman!

As our COP21 Window into Paris program approaches, we will be featuring an educator in our delegation each week to share their thoughts on the program and how they plan to incorporate their experience at the UN climate change negotiations into their classrooms. This week’s featured educator is Phillip Haberman, an Earth Science and Biology […]

YES! and Climate Change

We are thrilled to be partnering with YES! Youth Energy Summit this year. YES! is “a team-oriented youth program that uses hands-on, experiential learning and energy action projects to address energy opportunities and issues in rural Minnesota communities.” Through a pre-survey we asked students what they were most excited to do with their YES! Team. […]

Learn, Revise, Re-Launch! The Emerging Leaders Mentorship Program Strikes Again

The 2014 Emerging Leaders Mentorship Program wrapped up this August and is about to re-launch a fresh cycle this October, integrating last year’s insights on how to best support healthy collaborative relationships across the generational spectrum. In the 2014-2015 round, we supported eleven matches in the Midwest, pairing youth organizers under 30 with veteran staff […]

Wine & Dine for Climate – August 29, 2015

We could not have asked for more beautiful weather for the night of our Wine & Dine for Climate event at Alexis Bailly Vineyard, and all other aspects of the event were as lovely as our outdoor surroundings. On Saturday, August 29th, over 50 friends and supporters joined us at Alexis Bailly Vineyards, Nan Bailly’s […]

Learning to Lead: New Green Club Presidents Put Together an Earth Day Extravaganza

On April 22nd 2015, Central High School’s environmental club, Roots and Shoots, hosted our annual Earth Day Extravaganza. Seven different speakers came to speak to a few hundred students about recycling, sustainability, and everything environmental. The event last year was put on by our 2013-2014 presidents, but for the 2014-2015 year we had a new […]

Composting Competition Provides Lessons for the Future

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve witnessed students at South High throw plastic water bottles into our compost bins. And it drove me, as well as my peers in our environmental club, crazy.  Many of the items in the lunchroom are compostable, including plates, napkins, and food scraps. It was disturbing to me […]

A Year in Review: Reflection from YEA! MN Intern

In March 2014, I was an incredibly angsty junior at DeLaSalle, absolutely fed up with school and wondering what I could do to finish high school while doing meaningful work that would make me happy.  Looking back at the past year, I think I’ve figured it out pretty well.  My internship with YEA! MN has […]

1400 Miles

By Espoir DelMain, Junior at Great River Montessori I have been in YEA! MN for the last year. In that time I have learned a lot about what people can do to support the issues they care about.  I have also been exposed to some pretty incredible people with incredible stories to share about their own adventures. […]

Burnsville Green Team; From Beginning to Success and Beyond

Growing up, there was one saying repeated to me over, and over, and over: reduce, reuse, recycle. Of course, as a six-year-old, I had no idea what that meant. All I knew was that I should recycle paper and plastic water bottles. As I got older, I began to see headlines of “Global Warming: Real […]

Emerging Leaders Mentorship Program: New Tools to Facilitate Shared Learning

This year marks the third generation of our Emerging Leaders Mentorship Program. Each round brings new insight as we strive to support powerful learning relationships among Midwest change-makers. We are excited to see the new tools we have launched this year further deepen our participant’s experience – an online community forum, and a suite of […]