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Youth CAN! a Success

On November 8th, 2014 YEA! MN hosted Youth CAN! a one day conference about the intersections of climate change, environmental justice, social justice, and what we can do about these issues facing us today. The inspiration for Youth CAN!, (Youth Climate Action Now!), came from an idea by YEA! MN steering committee student, Sjournee Cornelius-Quaidoo, […]

A Movement Within our Midst

This June was the last month of my year-long contract working with the WSF on race awareness, equity, and environmental justice education.  My job has been to create spaces for conversations around how our organization can become more open, equitable, and useful to low-income communities and communities of color, and to facilitate/plan workshops on climate […]

Cutting Carbon

President Obama unveiled a new rule to confront climate change by cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the nation’s greatest source of the heat-trapping gas. Power generation accounts for about 40% of greenhouse gas emissions. The EPA’s new rule sets overall pollution reduction targets for states and gives them considerable flexibility on how to meet those […]

Examining Equity and Inclusion

Two weeks ago I sat with Anita Patel in her office at the YWCA in downtown Minneapolis. Anita serves as the Vice President for Racial Justice and Public Policy for the YWCA. We were meeting to discuss and plan a workshop or facilitated discussion that she would lead at the end of May for the Will Steger Foundation […]

CEED, KIMBERLY WASSERMAN, VISION, and HOPE

Joe was hired by the Will Steger Foundation to begin to address the question: “What can WSF and YEA! MN do to become more open, available, and useful to people of color and lower-income people?” Traditionally, WSF has been a predominantly white organization and it’s YEA! MN program has drawn in a predominantly white group […]

Climate Change and Racism: Deeply Tangled Roots

Joe was hired by the Will Steger Foundation to begin to address the question: “What can WSF and YEA! MN do to become more open, available, and useful to people of color and lower-income people?” Traditionally, WSF has been a predominantly white organization and it’s YEA! MN program has drawn in a predominantly white group […]