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Kathy Draeger: From Urban Center to Rural Remote

“This has been a grand adventure in farming, family, and community. Our goals included land and habitat restoration, clean energy, carbon sequestration, and healthy free-range kids.”

  • 09/10/2021
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Protecting Habitat of All People

The first time Karlyn Eckman (who uses any pronouns) was featured in Minnesota Women’s Press, in 2007, they were working

  • 08/18/2021
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Regenerating a Garden

Katsiaficas created a book of artwork, “Survivors,” which reflects on the fire’s physical and psychic aftermaths of destruction and regeneration.

  • 08/13/2021
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Betsy Damon: Defender of Water

“Everyone is still embedded in the false idea that they will always have access to lots of water.”

  • 08/04/2021
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Weeds, Words & Wisdom: An Intergenerational Conversation

We put three of our favorite environmental activists and policy advocates in the same virtual room together for a conversation. Here is what former Rep. Karen Clark, Women’s Environmental Institute co-founder Jacqueline Zita, and sustainable agriculture student and activist Priscilla Trinh talked about in June 2021.

  • 07/29/2021
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Statewide Conversation: Ecosystems, July 21

Some of the participants in our July 21 conversation circle about Healthy Ecosystems

  • 07/22/2021
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Then and Now: Environmental Activists

Over the years, Minnesota Women’s Press has talked to many environmental advocates. A lot has changed since our first conversations with them — and a lot remains the same. From the perspective of a climate activist, how are we doing?

  • 07/22/2021
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Expanding Conversation: Mother Tree (part 2)

“Our success in coevolution — our success as a productive society — is only as good as the strength of these bonds with other individuals and species.”

  • 07/22/2021
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Gayla Marty: Suggested Environmental Books

Last in our series of “Where Are They Now?” vignettes about environmentalists in Minnesota

  • 07/20/2021
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Powered by the Wind

Minnesota ranks seventh in the country for wind energy generation, which in 2020 accounted for 22 percent of the state’s total energy generation.

  • 06/25/2021
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Naima Dhore: Cultivating Food Sovereignty

Unlike many white counterparts, farmers of color usually cannot expect to inherit land ownership or receive capital from a family member.

  • 06/25/2021
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Building Wildfire Resiliency

Ironically, the practices that have kept fire off the landscape are now creating an environment primed for catastrophic wildfire to occur.

  • 06/25/2021