EYEWITNESS is a collection of short stories, poems and sketches that speak to the diverse range of backgrounds, perspectives, and histories of Minnesotans and their experiences of climate change.

This publication will be circulated in the MN Legislature, accompanied by testimony, on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in April 2020.

Our deadline has passed and submissions are currently being reviewed by a selection committee. Stay tuned for more information about the book release and accompanying Earth Day programming at the MN Capitol on April 22, 2020.

Consider submitting your story, poem, or artwork to our online storytelling collection! Submissions are accepted on an on-going basis.

Submit to our online collection

A special thank you to our selection committee members:

Raj Rajan
Visiting Professor in Environmental Studies at Macalester College and a Fellow of the Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota

Ben Passer
Director for Energy Access and Equity at Fresh Energy

Lisa Troutman
Illustrator, graphic recorder & owner of Drawn Well LLC

Erin Sharkey
Writer, producer, educator, and graphic designer & co-founder of Free Black Dirt

Mark Neužil
Professor of Journalism at the University of St. Thomas


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