Reconnecting and Recharging

While on parental leave, I was keenly aware that the impacts of climate change were felt even more this year. I ended up driving between the Twin Cities and Ely, MN more often with my newborn daughter to avoid wildfire smoke, an event that is occurring with increased frequency and intensity due to climate change, […]

Big News for Summer

We balance our joy about  the arrival of summer and vaccines, with the recognition that we are far from vaccine equity globally, and wildfire season is upon us showing the impact of climate change in the backyards of our friends, families, and partners. This month I began my maternity leave as I welcomed a baby […]

May: Accelerating Climate Action

Last month, on Earth Day, while we celebrated at our Voices to Power fundraiser, the Biden-Harris administration committed to reducing U.S. greenhouse gas pollution 50% by 2030. This exciting announcement is reflective of the administration’s commitment to tackling the climate crisis, increasing our own ambition, and advancing environmental justice. In our home state of Minnesota, […]

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 […]