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Celebrating the environment & our communities

Letter from the Executive Director Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Nearly 50 years later, the work continues as we address the urgency of climate change and accelerate solutions. I recently had the opportunity to present our work and the need for bold climate […]

Three Rivers Park District to Receive an Environmental Initiative Award for Climate Conversations

March 22, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tom Knisely, Three Rivers Park District Media Relations Specialist 763-694-7617 tknisely@threeriversparkdistrict.org Lauren Boritzke, Climate Generation 262-490-6562 lauren@climategen.org Three Rivers Park District is honored to receive the Minnesota Environmental Initiative’s 2019 Environmental Innovation Award for the Climate Conversations program series. This award is given annually by Minnesota Environmental Initiative […]

We’ve got the power

Letter from the Executive Director March has been action-packed, with 100% renewable energy announcements from companies like 3M, Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan’s One Minnesota Path to Clean Energy, our Youth Climate Justice Summit, a new Humanities curriculum for educators, and our Zero Waste Challenge! Our Advisory Board member and 3M Sustainability […]

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 […]

Jim’s Climate Story

Jim Gilbert’s Nature Notes are heard on WCCO Radio beginning at 7:10 a.m. each Sunday morning. His outdoor observations and the phenology notes he collects from a network of observers across Minnesota and western Wisconsin are used for the radio broadcasts and have been part of the Minnesota Weatherguide Environment Calendars since 1977. Jim is […]

Jerry’s Climate Story

Jerry and Sue Untiedt’s farming adventure began in 1971, when, after college they moved west to Waverly, Minnesota. They purchased a small piece of farmland and established Untiedt’s Vegetable Farm. Jerry recognized the ramifications of climate change long ago and reacted by changing farming practices and adopting new technologies, specifically “high tunnel production”, which has […]

Living our climate resolutions

Letter from the Executive Director 2019 has begun, and perhaps many of you are already living your resolutions and intentions. First, though, as we reflect back on last year, we highlighted our top five moments for climate change in 2018 — some solutions-focused, and others setbacks. Amongst the climate change impacts we witnessed across the world, […]

Glimmers of hope

Letter from the Executive Director We know that 2018 has been a year of occasionally unbelievable bad news, but there have been glimmers of hope as well. Climate change continued to raise the stakes for many communities, as people in the Southeast and the Caribbean continued their recovery efforts after the devastating hurricanes of last […]

100% in for climate action

Letter from the Executive Director Our vision of a resilient world for everyone is threatened by a climate of hate and political divisiveness, and we are saddened by the recurring violent events that attempt to divide us. And to the communities in California that are experiencing the all too real impacts of climate change seen […]