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Amping up climate commitments

Letter from the Executive Director One of the clearest and most devastating climate change impacts has been the dramatic amplification of damage caused by hurricanes. As Hurricane Florence landed on the eastern seaboard and with relentless negative news, it was extremely uplifting to spend last week with leaders at the Global Climate Action Summit in […]

Announcing our new documentary: Green Careers for a Changing Climate

“We need Green STEM jobs to help mitigate climate change. Climate change is something that affects all of us, regardless of race, class, creed, whatever it is. And that’s the common thread. If we do our part as residents of the world…by installing green infrastructure, finding better ways and more efficient ways to use power, […]

Climate Change in the Classroom Part 3: Environmental Science/Biology

There might not be a specific climate change standard in your state, but that doesn’t mean climate change doesn’t fit. This blog is number three of a four part series about the activities, lessons, and standards that teachers from various subject areas and grade levels are using to teach climate change in their classrooms. Content […]

Climate Change in the Classroom Part 2: Chemistry and Physical Science

Climate change lessons and material doesn’t have to be isolated in earth science classes alone. This blog is number two of a four part series about the activities, lessons, and standards that teachers from various subject areas and grade levels are using to teach climate change in their classrooms. Content was collected from teacher papers […]

A year of setting records

Letter from the Executive Director We are approaching the fourth hottest year on record with several all-time heat records set this summer. A new report in The New York Times shows just how widespread and intense the impact of climate change is right now and how unprepared we are for future impacts. In the U.S., […]

Climate change education in action at this year’s Summer Institute

When you arrive at Saint John’s University, you may notice the preserved prairie on your left, the Abbey bell banner towering above the trees, and the red brick buildings that make up campus. It doesn’t take long to understand that the campus and monastery were designed with intention toward sustainability. When the monks who founded […]

Climate Change in the Classroom Part 1: English Language Arts

Climate change lessons and material doesn’t have to be isolated in science classes alone. This blog is number one of a four part series about the activities, lessons, and standards that teachers from various subject areas and grade levels are using to teach climate change in their classrooms. Content was collected from teacher papers completed […]

Climate action is unstoppable

Letter from the Executive Director Climate action is unstoppable. Our MN Is Still In: Leadership on Climate Action events demonstrated how individuals, cities, states, and businesses are taking ambition to the next level. We heard examples from elected leaders, sustainability leaders, and special guest James Redford at our June 13 events. We were thrilled to […]

So, what happened during the 2018 Legislative session?

Minnesota’s short 2018 Legislative session ended in a flurry this month, with your elected officials sending bills from the chamber floor to caucus and conference committees at all hours before session ended May 20. Governor Dayton now is finalizing which bills he will sign or veto as the last check and balance in updates to […]