Carlton’s YES! Team will educate our community, benefit the lives of our peers, and save the planet.
Our YES! team is excited to educate the community about how and why climate change is happening and what effects it is having on our lives in the heart of “The Land of 10,000 Lakes”. We are also eager to help them understand that there are local solutions that almost anyone can do to help the global problem. We are thrilled to inform our community on how they can help impact our earth in a positive way!
Look inside each element of our convenings across the five communities:
The beautiful thing you have to realize about young people these days is that when people say “kids these days”..this is a phenomenal generation of young people. It really really is….There is this character with our young people that the adults, let’s face it, they need to fix everything that we’ve screwed up. And we either need to realize some of our habits and decisions we’ve made for them, that they’ve had to deal with. But they’re gonna have to fix them. Because we can’t sustain at this level.
When I heard about this event, how could I say no to being here? When youth are calling, we respond.
I’ve been thinking a lot about nature’s power to calm and give a much needed perspective on things lately. I can’t think of anything this world needs more of now than a deep breath and some time listening…I talk with young people frequently about climate change, and they are well aware of the danger of continuing on our current path. The message they are getting is that “if we don’t do something about climate change things are going to get very bad”. I don’t want youth to be motivated only by the fear of what is to come. I think we might have better luck if we are all motivated by the love of what is here now.
Sharing the climate science, local impacts and the stories of community members at convenings helped to build a sense of intergenerational learning and rich conversation on engagement in solutions.
Local solutions providers by community:
Grand Rapids (Warba)
Minnesota Department of Commerce
City of Moorhead Recycling
Clay County Recovery Services