We Are All Eyewitnesses to Climate Change, and We All Have a Story

By Isaac Pearlman August 2020 “A better world for me is one where communities are resilient,” says Nicole Rom, RPCV Kazakhstan 2000-2002. “They have the knowledge and skills to navigate any challenge that hits their communities with hope and optimism.” Envisioning a better future is one of three simple story prompts that Rom’s climate literacy […]

Climate Change Action: Getting Involved

When it comes to taking action to personally impact the potential impacts of climate change, one of the most irreplaceable places to start is through education and advocacy. This category may be a bit more nebulous because reading up on the issue or voting for a particular candidate won’t immediately create a reduction in your […]

Green Visions: A Statewide Artistic View on Climate Change

By Chris Harwood August 12, 2020 Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, published a new book, called Eyewitness: Minnesota Voices on Climate Change, that features short stories, poems, and artwork authored by prominent figures and ordinary people across the state.  KUMD speaks with Erin Sharkey, poet, essayist, and graphic designer who was a member of […]

Youth Take Action

by Climate Generation June 24, 2020 Excerpts from “Eyewitness: Minnesota Voices on Climate Change” Soni Shah and Kathleen Bacigalupi: We Are All Witnesses “WHAT DO WE WANT?” Megaphone in hand, perched atop the steps, I shouted loudly as thousands of voices thundered back, “Climate Justice!” I felt empowered. My voice had been heard. People listened […]

Celebrate 50 Years of Earth Day by Sustainably Watering Your Plants With Your Quarantine Tears

By Mandatory Editors April 22, 2020 With 50 years of Earth Day under our belts, you’d think the world would be in tip-top shape, but that’s not quite the case. In a self-isolated world where our leaders don’t believe in science nor care about the environment, there is something you can do to make a difference. While staying […]

Climate Change Solutions

By Sarah Lutman April 20, 2020 Nonprofits should play a bigger role in adopting best practices to address the climate crisis. This column appeared in the April issue of Twin Cities Business magazine. Concerns about the climate crisis are growing stronger, as temperatures rise and climate patterns shift, affecting everything from air quality to vegetation, animal life, and […]

8 Organizations Innovating for Climate Action

By Conor Flynn April 8, 2020 SDG #13 – Climate Action UN Sustainable Development Goal #13 consists of “taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.” Driven by increasing greenhouse gas emissions, climate change presents a massive threat to the sustainability of life on our planet. Fortunately, many organizations are taking innovative action to […]