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April: Grieving and Growing

As I write this, we are grieving the death of Daunte Wright. Alongside our Minnesota community, we are beyond angered by the police violence and systemic racism that has cut short the life of another Black man. We call for justice. We call for accountability. It’s exhausting to continually wake up to the systemic injustices […]

Moving Forward Toward Growth

This month we are proud to share our latest Annual Report, showcasing our accomplishments from September 2019-August 2020, thanks to your continued support!  From our Band Together concert, podcast and activation campaign, to transitioning to a virtual work environment one year ago, to integrating an anti-racism lens and intersectional approach in our programming, we found […]

February: Feeling the Love

As we witness millions struggle across the U.S. without heat and electricity due to climate-fueled extreme weather events, it’s important to recognize that this is a first-hand example of climate change impacting low-income and communities of color first and worst. The intersecting issues of a changed Arctic jet stream pattern, aging infrastructure, and an electric […]

January 2021: Embracing a New Year

With heavy hearts, our team watched the violent white supremacist attacks on our democracy that unfolded on January 6th — it was extremely disturbing, but sadly not surprising given the drumbeat of outwardly racist rhetoric in the past few years and the history of our country. Read our full response. With a new Presidential administration […]

December 2020: A Record Year

As 2020 comes to a close, we will most likely hit another milestone: 2020 is the new warmest year on record. A recent United Nations report showed that while we are dangerously behind schedule in slowing climate change, recent pledges to cut emissions by China and other countries could help avert the worst consequences. Coupled […]

July 2020: Action is Heating Up!

This month is a very exciting one. While we’re celebrating the Supreme Court-ordered stall of the Keystone XL pipeline construction and the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, our work is ramping up across our programs. Get ready, we have so much to share! First, we are proud to be officially merging iMatter’s local youth […]

June 2020: Unwavering Conviction

The climate and social justice movements are inextricably linked, and our vision of resilient communities with equitable solutions to climate change is only possible if we continue to advocate for the health, safety, opportunity, and basic human rights of all people. I hope you take the time to read our recent Accountability Now statement. In this […]

May 2020: New Beginnings

Lilacs are blooming and signs of spring are all around us; I’ve been struck by the plethora of wildflowers on forest floors on my hikes as I take in simple pleasures. There is something grounding in the consistency of a new season. Mindfulness practice, the act of bringing awareness to your breath, senses, and present […]