Worried about climate change? Here’s what experts say you should lobby your politicians about

September 24, 2021 Collective action is required to achieve the scale of change that’s needed. This week saw Minnesota mark climate week, and it comes in the wake of a series of studies showing that Earth is facing catastrophic consequences if drastic, immediate action isn’t taken to address greenhouse gas emissions. While we can make changes on an […]

MN Bill: Teach Climate Justice in Schools

By Mike Moen February 22, 2021 ST. PAUL, Minn. — Young climate advocates are trying to get Minnesota lawmakers to pay closer attention to their concerns about the environment, and they’re played a role in drafting a bill requiring climate justice to be taught in the classroom. The legislation has input from the Youth Environmental […]

Local View: Big Oil must stop funding climate deception

By Nicole Rom October 20th, 2020 The need for sound, science-based, interdisciplinary climate-change education and training of teachers couldn’t be more important than it is today. Today’s students will inherit the impacts of climate change, and we have a responsibility to prepare them to adapt, mitigate, and innovate in the face of change. We also […]

A whole bunch of high-profile Minnesotans want to be on the governor’s climate council

By Walker Orenstein January 16, 2020 Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is applying for a new job — and he’s got a lot of competition: a host of University of Minnesota professors, labor leaders, activists, power industry representatives, and even entrepreneur Eric Dayton. Frey and the rest are vying for a seat on Gov. Tim Walz’s Climate Change […]

Minnesotans in the mix at UN climate summit in Madrid

By Paul Huttner and Megan Burks December 12, 2019 Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change Patricia Espinosa kicked off this final week of the COP25 climate summit in Madrid by urging delegates to lay the groundwork needed to make progress on the Paris climate goals starting next year. “Each year at the COP, we’re told that window […]

The ground may be white but MN’s New Deal is green

By Elliott Askari-Rabe March 19, 2019 On March 6, students and adults alike gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol for the Youth Climate Justice Summit. The event is held yearly, and is organized by Climate Generation, a Minneapolis based climate advocacy group. The event was sponsored by numerous other climate groups, including iMatter, Yea MN, MN […]

A youth-led climate movement

By Mira Klein February 21, 2019 Urgent and unabashedly progressive climate politics have come to Minnesota — or at least they’ve finally made it into the chambers of the Minnesota State Capitol. Just a few days after the outline for a federal Green New Deal was unveiled on the national stage, spearheaded by Sen. Ed […]

Line 3: Here’s what people are saying about Walz’s decision to continue appeal

By Dana Ferguson February 12, 2019 ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday, Feb. 12, announced that his administration would petition the Public Utilities Commission to reconsider its certificate of need for the Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline project, allowing a Dayton administration appeal to move forward. The decision fueled excitement in environmental and tribal […]