Climate convening comes to Albany

By Liz Vos, The Albany Enterprise Albany High School E-Club and YES! team member Anna Haynes took the stage last Tuesday night to tell the audience before her why she is a fortunate person. Haynes explained that having Minnesota as her birthplace “Minnesota is a state with amazing access to Lake Superior, the largest freshwater […]

Climate Minnesota provides the seeds of change for climate action

The energy and hope was apparent among the 120 west metro residents who attended the Climate Minnesota: West Metro convening on Nov. 12. You could hear it in the way the audience reacted to Paul Douglas’ keynote talk on climate change impacts in Minnesota, and you could see it in the five solutions breakout groups […]

Convocation talks climate change at CLC

By Zach Kayser Climate experts and private citizens joined together on Monday to discuss climate change’s effect on the Brainerd area—and what to do about it. Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy held a convening on climate change at Central Lakes College’s cafeteria. Monday’s event was one in a series of 12 convenings held across […]

Climate Minnesota: Brainerd Connects Community to Local Climate Impacts

By Chelsie Brown Earlier this evening at Central Lakes College, community members attended a public convening about local climate change impacts and solutions hosted by Climate Generation: A Will Steeger Legacy and the University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships. The project is called Climate Minnesota which promotes climate literacy and place-based solutions among Minnesotans […]

Minnesota second in U.S. for climate change

By Paula Quam Things are literally heating up in our neck of the woods – that’s according to climate experts with a group called Climate Minnesota. The advocacy group for action on climate change convened at the Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes Monday for one of its 12 events designed to gather state and local […]

Event discusses climate change impact’s on Rochester

By Josh Moniz and Brett Boese Is it feasible for Rochester to get all its energy from renewable sources, such as wind and solar, by 2031? On Monday, Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede signed a proclamation declaring Rochester’s intent to strive to become “100 percent dependent on renewable fuels by 2031,” at the Climate Minnesota: Rochester […]

Climate change event spurs conversation

By Tori Bokios, Anchor/Reporter ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) – Community members came together to discuss climate change and solutions in Rochester Monday. The event at the Heintz Center, called Climate Minnesota, was put on by the organization Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy. It was one of 12 meetings that will happen across the state to raise awareness […]

Steger headlines climate change event

By Marshall Helmberger REGIONAL—A partnership of organizations working to engage Minnesotans on the issue of climate change brought their efforts to Virginia this past week. They’ve launched what they’re calling Climate Minnesota: Local Stories, Community Solutions, as a way to highlight both the big picture of climate change and inspire people to take action on […]

Climate change’s local impact subject of talk tonight

By Aaron Brown Climate change is the kind of issue that generates predictable political reactions. That’s why it’s good sometimes to change the tone, localize the story and talk in practical terms about the scientific observations people are making. For instance, our forests are changing. Trees that once thrived here are being replaced by trees […]

Steger, local experts to talk climate changes

By Jerry Burnes Managing Editor VIRGINIA — Local storytelling is how Minneapolis-based educator and polar explorer Will Steger likes to tackle the issue of climate change and its effects on local environments. On Thursday night, he brings his Climate Generation talk to the theater room at Mesabi Range Community and Technical College for free public convening […]