Congressman Ellison wrote a great piece in the Huffington Post highlighting the need for the Environmental Protection Agency to pass strong carbon pollution standards for new and existing coal-burning power plants and called on Xcel Energy to transition Units 1 & 2 of the Sherco coal plant- Minnesota’s largest carbon emitter- to clean energy.
I was a high school junior when I first heard about the Sierra Student Coalition’s grassroots organizing training program, called Sprog (short for Summer Program). I’d just returned from studying environmental science intensively at a semester boarding school program in Wisconsin, and I was looking for ways to turn my new understanding of environmental issues […]
Sherburne County Generating Station: 380 workers operating 3 generating units that produce 2,255 megawatts of electricity (at maximum capacity) sitting on 4,500 acres of land along the banks of the Mississippi for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Bill McKibben and the Do the Math Tour were in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota on Friday November 30th where they spoke to a sold out crowd of over 1200 people. Read More…
Today marks the completion of the first week of COP18 as well as the conclusion of my participation here in Doha. Unfortunately the reality of life as a college student demands that I return to Smith College to finish my semester! I’d sincerely love to stay and contribute to youth involvement at COP18 for a […]
Today is Youth and Future Generations Day at COP18! I began my day by heading to the YOUNGO office to help fellow youth make posters for an event later that day. After I contributed my fair share of poster-making creativity (or what little I have!) I headed over to one of the large plenary halls […]
Day two of COP18 was quite a busy day for our delegation. Many of us spent countless hours attending side events run by institutions such as the United Nations Environmental Program, several Indigenous peoples organizations, and environmental activists groups such as Greenpeace. These side events provided critical understanding of not only the importance of trying […]
Today was the official launch of the UNFCCC’s 18th annual Conference of Parties! By chance the School for Environmental Studies Education Foundation was drawn out of a lottery pool to receive a pass to attend the Opening Plenary. Cassie, one of the SES students, was chosen to attend the opening while I sat in a […]
Sunday was spent primarily at the American School of Doha, getting familiar with the members of our joint delegation of SES and ASD students and teachers, as well as myself. After a tour of the school, we strategized and distributed different interest areas (such as Technology, Mitigation, and Adaptation), different civil society constituency groups (such […]
Siiri with youth participants from the United Kingdom Youth Climate Coalition as well as two members of the Arab Youth Climate Coalition from Algeria Saturday was the second day of the Conference of Youth at Education City. Although I attended a regional breakout session in which youth from North America met to strategize around lobbying […]