Blog

Journey to Poland: Unrest in Paris

As I’m headed to Poland with the excitement of world engagement on climate change, I’m reminded of the economic realities of policy change with a carbon tax. From my window in the Marais area of Paris, I can see hundreds of “yellow vests” that are taking to the streets to revolt against Macron’s carbon tax […]

First Impression of Poland

I landed in Krakow at about 10:00 a.m. local time Saturday. My journey began at the Minneapolis / St. Paul airport about 13 hours earlier with brief stops in Chicago and Frankfurt. Overall it was uneventful, and I was able to get a few naps in on the flights. The owner of the guesthouse picked […]

Katowice – Ready to Impress

After three flights, a bus ride and a healthy walk, I arrived at COP24 in Katowice, Poland. While my travels to get here were long, the host city of Katowice certainly has done an amazing amount of work to open the city to the conference attendees. Katowice is a beautiful city full of history, and […]

First Impressions of COP24

I am staying in the historic town of Cracow, which is about an hour and a half train or bus ride from Katowice. The city of Cracow is rich with stories of resilience through changes in government, faith, and culture. I had the opportunity to ride to Katowice on a shuttle with energy professionals from […]

Four Minnesota business leaders attending international climate negotiations

Corporate delegates selected to represent U.S. sustainable leadership in Poland MINNEAPOLIS –  Nov. 28, 2018 – Representatives from Best Buy, Target, BWBR, and local restaurant Fig + Farro will represent Minnesota at the United Nations international climate conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland this December 2–14. The four delegates were selected to attend through Climate Generation: […]

Fig Goes to Poland!

Could the answer to a significant decrease in greenhouse gases be completely within our own control, with something as delicious as a bowl of soup? We are heading to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP24, to find out! It’s been reported by the University of Chicago that if every American ate […]

Preparing for the COP24 Delegation

Action on climate change is important to me for many reasons. The projections of continued increased temperatures and severe weather events, loss of biodiversity, ecosystem changes, etc., can be truly terrifying. The biggest reason I’m passionate about fighting climate change are my three kids. I often think of the Native American proverb “We do not […]

Gearing Up for COP24

I’m gearing up for the challenge of COP24. I’m evaluating the things that will make travelling to another country more comfortable, such as noise cancelling headphones for the plane ride, European adapters for my cell phone, a good backpack for my laptop and, possibly, a battery backup. I’m also preparing to be as productive as […]

Preparing for COP24

Preparing for COP24 has been a fantastic experience, as I look forward to joining others at the conference as we work toward a low-carbon economy. I’m proud to be part of a company like Target that believes the climate is changing, that our business is contributing to that change, and that our supply chain, operations, […]