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Ecolution

a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency assessment of gas emission sources, prepared for legislators, detailing 2005-2018 data

Deep Dive: The Hopes and Insights of a Long-Time Climate Change Policy Advocate

"We have to stop depending on the infrastructure that our parents and grandparents built and start acting like Americans who can build things. Once we have a really great grid co-location with solar and wind, it is going to be less important in terms of where we live."

Legacy Story: Environmental Warriors (2002)

“If I don’t take a stand against coal burning in my neighborhood, then I am tacitly giving the polluting corporations my permission to continue."

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Legacy Story: Farm Women Show Their Strengths as Crisis in Agriculture Deepens (1986)

Another strength women bring to the farm crisis is their ability to grieve.

Farming Resilience

Farmer-led organizations, such as the National Farmers Union within the World Farmers Organization, have pushed to have our perspectives heard and included in these discussions about climate crisis solutions.

Burnt-Out People Cannot Serve a Burning Planet

I feel my shoulders rising, a rock in my stomach forming, and the recurring thought that I and we are not doing enough.

Converging Consciousness: A Plant & Human Co-creation

"To take the time for a visit — I think it means a lot to the plant."

Helping Minnesota’s Forests Transition to a Warming Climate

Moving species and their climate-adapted populations in the direction of climate change is often referred to as “assisted migration.”

How Cherilyn Spears Moved Red Lake Nation to Food Sovereignty

Cherilyn Spears grew up at the Red Lake Nation in north…

Starting From the Kitchen: A Q&A With Lina “Mama Tshutshu” Nyaronge

It’s intricate, but everything starts with one person.

A Conversation with Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter: Innovation in Leadership (Part 1)

The biggest knocks when we started guaranteed basic income was, “Why would people work anymore if you're just giving away free money?” I've never heard anybody say that who could afford to quit their day job for $500 a month. 

Discovering an Obscure Black Underground Railroad Leader in Minnesota

Saint Paul may have been a more important stop on the Underground Railroad than previously thought.

Factory Farms Growing, at Taxpayer and Climate Expense — Minnesota Bucking Some National Trends

Corporate factory farms are continuing to expand into rural communities — taking over family farm spaces — while intensifying climate change issues and benefitting from taxpayer-funded subsidies.

Legacy Story: Standing Up For Themselves (1992)

If she had never damaged any property or created any other problems, she wondered, could the management company legally refuse to renew her lease?

Dr. Catherine Squires: Stress Among Black Women in Academia

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Tell them you appreciate their work and be ready — start practicing now — to show that support in the bright light of day, in the glare of media spotlights, and under the florescent bulbs of the conference room.