Green Visions: the 12 words that changed the world

By Lisa Johnson April 14, 2021   Dr. Ben Santer’s life changed that day he got a phone call from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), asking him to be the lead author of a chapter on the causes of climate change for the 1995 Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The […]

Clean Cars Advocates Welcome Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Clean Cars Rule Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2020 Contact: Jeremy Drucker (612) 670-9650 New rule will help clean our air, improve our health, and save Minnesotans’ money St. Paul, MN–Today the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announced it will formally publish its draft clean cars rule on Monday. If enacted this rule will reduce tailpipe emissions from […]

Raising our voices in Duluth

By Tone Lanzillo November 26, 2020 Last week, I received an email from Jothsna Harris, director of Community Engagement with Climate Generation. Founded by Will Steger out of Minneapolis, Climate Generation was established to help empower individuals and communities to engage in solutions to climate change. Jothsna wanted to talk to me about their “climate […]

Climate Testimonials Aim to Spur Policy Action in MN

By Mike Moen November 23, 2020 ST. PAUL, Minn. — When Minnesota lawmakers convene for the next regular session in January, the pandemic is likely to top the agenda. But some hope issues such as climate change don’t fall out of focus. One group is trying to prevent that by gathering personal stories for […]

Danny’s Climate Story

By Danny Friedman November 17, 2019 I talked a lot as a kid. If you know me, you might say that I still do. My mother told me that as a younger person, the only time I would stop talking was in the forest. She would strap me into a backpack kid-carrier and we would […]

Local artists ‘Band Together’ for climate change fundraiser

By Erica Rivera November 15, 2019 t’s about time the planet got its own musical fundraiser. On Saturday at the O’Shaughnessy, Band Together will humanize the climate change crisis through an evening of music, storytelling, and activism with ticket proceeds benefiting Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy. The non-profit’s mission is to empower individuals and […]

Xiuhtezcatl, Astralblak and more to perform at benefit concert for Climate Generation

November 5, 2019 A coalition of Minnesota artists are coming together to put a human face to climate change with music and storytelling. Alongside 19-year-old climate activist and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Band Together takes place Nov. 16 at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium, 2004 Randolph Ave. in St. Paul. The concert begins at 7 p.m. with an […]

Climate anxiety: Taking the first step is the hardest

By Logan Reider July 26, 2019 As a young child in Minnesota, I enjoyed playing outside but didn’t always feel the deep connection to the outdoors that many people experience in their very earliest memories. For me, it was a process of gradually becoming more attuned to the world around me and my place in […]