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. 

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?

Land Trusts and Co-op Housing: Building Better Neighborhoods

"The more community owners we have in those homes, the more we’re going to build that into a better block and a better neighborhood.”

An Emerging “Green-Collar” Workforce in Duluth

Unlike conventional training, green construction training emphasizes using eco-friendly building materials and waste reduction techniques and incorporating energy-efficient renewable sources.

AICHO: Creating Home in Our Homelands

When we strengthen ourselves collectively, we double the impact of individual lives. 

Solving Issues With the Unhoused: A Conversation With Rinal Ray

I think we’re getting much better at intently and intentionally listening, and then acting based on what people are telling us needs to happen.