Chris’s Climate Story: From Lockdown to Learning Designer

I was lucky to grow up on the West Coast of Canada on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations also known as “Vancouver.” Although I was close to nature all through my upbringing, I focused on genetics and microbiology to gain […]

What the Glasgow Climate Pact means for Minnesota

Signed by: Roopali Phadke, Professor, Macalester College Representative Frank Hornstein, District 61, Minneapolis Julia Nerbonne, Executive Director, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light Ellen Anderson, Climate Program Director, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy Representative Patty Acomb, District 44B, Minnetonka, Plymouth & Woodland Kristen Poppleton, Senior Director of Programs, Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy Beth Mercer-Taylor, […]

Holding the Line

After landing Saturday night back home from Glasgow, I spent this week presenting back to groups about COP26- giving the run down on outcomes, sharing the reactions from the media, activists, governments, etc. As the week has worn on I’ve realized that while my brain has been able to process and share what happened, the […]

Statement: COP26 Outcome Fails to Deliver

COP26 has failed to deliver on a strong timebound pathway to phase out coal and fossil fuels and highlighted the increasing inequities of climate change action. Negotiators extended almost 24 hours beyond the conference’s last day to agree on the final draft document titled the Glasgow Climate Pact. And “agreed” is nuanced, as dozens of […]

Final Reflection

Preparing to make the 13-hour journey home to Minneapolis, I have several reflections on my COP26 experience in Glasgow, Scotland. While I am still unpacking much of this experience, I have come to understand the unfortunate and opportunistic agreement that is now known as the Glasgow Climate Pact. As a delegate we were not afforded […]

Critical connection

Ho mitakuyepi, hello my relatives! On a rainy day in Glasgow, Scotland I hugged my cohort mates and said see you when we meet again as we parted ways. Our week-two team has begun our journeys home after a long week of discussion, protest, and advocacy for protection of Unci Maka – Grandmother Earth. We […]