Author: Jame H

We want YOU for strong US climate legislation

The negotiations were intense, the stakes were high, and the resulting Copenhagen Accord left people worldwide wondering when countries would agree to a binding treaty. After attending the Copenhagen Climate Conference, I’ve been thinking a lot about the outcome and what the future holds for the US as climate legislation will soon be voted on […]

SD Messages Arrive Safely to President Obama

  To all those who wrote messages for the Copenhagen book, congratulations! A successful delivery of these Midwest messages, along with the messages of Kenyan youth and a joint cover letter, went to President Obama. To see the final book that these messages were placed in, and to hear comments from some of the youth […]

The Best of Copenhagen & UNFCCC

With negotiations well underway here in Copenhagen, it’s time to do a recap of some of the many events that have happened thus far. How better to do that than through a short photo-essay? Please enjoy the following, and for more photos check out our Will Steger Foundation flickr site. Here’s a look at our […]

Copenhagen Part 1: Art Actions

Greetings from Copenhagen! After meeting up with Aurora and Reed on a connecting flight, the three of us arrived safe and sound early Friday morning, jet-lagged with the morning sunrise above the clouds still fresh in our minds. Since then, we’ve all had a little sleep to catch up in between the Conference of Youth […]

SD on the Smart Grid Map

President Obama’s recent announcement of federal investment in a national energy grid has resulted in two SD energy cooperatives starting smart grid systems. Black Hills Power and Sioux Valley Southwestern Electric Company will begin installing smart meters for 92,000 members in SD, MN, and ND. Meters will allow residents to monitor their electricity usage, thus […]

South Dakota Joins Largest Environmental Action in History

What an amazing day! Those who participated in the 350 action today were among the hundreds of thousands of people across the globe, from all walks of life, who gathered in support of stronger climate change legislation to lower carbon emissions to 350 parts per million. Our action in Sioux Falls started with a parade […]

350 Sioux Falls, SD

Falls Park to Host International Action 10/24 What: 350 International Day of Action Where: Falls Park When: Saturday, October 24th 3:50 pm Who: This event is free and open to the public. All ages welcome. Mark your calendars: Sioux Falls is hosting a global art action and party on Saturday, October 24th to celebrate the […]

Jamie Horter, South Dakota Delegate

School: Augustana College Areas of Study: Art and Chemistry Jamie is the president of Augie Green, the environmental student group on campus, and a member of the Augustana Coalition for Social Justice, the Sioux Falls Transportation Committee, and Trash Initiative Focus Group in Sioux Falls. She participated in both the Powershift 2009 youth summit and […]