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Caylia’s Climate Story

Before I began Ranae Hanson’s Ecofeminist class at MCTC, climate change was not really on my radar. I was worried about pesticides and pollution but on a much smaller scale. I consider myself a relatively educated person and I’ve never thought of myself as wasteful. I thought recycling and avoiding unnecessary purchases was enough, that […]

Mike’s Climate Story, as told to Katie Siegner

Cold weather has rarely stopped Minnesotans from going about their lives, and these days University of Minnesota- Duluth assistant professor Mike Mageau is proving that it also doesn’t have to stop fresh produce from growing year-round. Mike Mageau, assistant professor of Environment and Sustainability and Director of the Center for Sustainable Community Development at UMD, […]

DeAndra’s Climate Story

Having moved around many times as I grew up, I have been exposed to the humidity and heat of the low south and the arctic temperatures of the high north. Even though I planted shallow roots in each of these places, I quickly got to know local people and deeply understand the culture of the […]

David’s Climate Story

Climate change is a complicated problem. As we’re starting to see, it will affect everything and everyone on our planet in nuanced ways, and the bulk of those effects will very likely be negative. This is the simple logic that compelled me to focus on energy and the environment in my education. Growing up in […]

Will Steger: Climate Story

When I was a kid in Richfield, I loved to play hockey. Even though I loved it, I decided to trade my hockey skates to a neighbor for a wagon full of National Geographic magazines.  They changed my life because they instilled my desire for adventure and exploration. I also remember reading Huck Finn in […]