Ecolution

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CALL: Let’s Talk Iron Range and Boundary Waters Politics

What we can do better in northern Minnesota — a conversation with four people who see the environmental, political, and community needs.

  • 06/15/2022
Alicia

VIEW: The Hopeful Messengers About Climate Change

While there is plenty of bad news out there about climate change, Bill McKibben — who founded 350.org — published

  • 05/17/2022
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CALL: Ranae Hanson on Solving for Minnesota’s Political Polarization

People in the North are frustrated because they don’t feel like city people are talking about this at all, they don’t see it coming up in the newspapers — they only see the other kind of mining. And it’s pretty important.

  • 04/28/2022
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Signs of Hope in Climate Leader Baby Boom

The climate leaders I spoke with do not pretend that the future will be without challenges.

  • 04/28/2022
Angela Dawson

CALL: Angela Dawson on Reclaiming Co-ops and Farming

I hope we can see you in the ecosystem of the cooperative, benefitting and participating in what we create for Minnesota.

  • 04/19/2022
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Sprouting From Roots Around Little Falls

Founded in 2012 by a league of women invested in collective economic and community development, Sprout connects growers and eaters. After the operation grew too big for one farm, a facility was built with commercial-level amenities to support family-level farmers.

  • 03/28/2022
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Chard Your Yard: Bringing Gardening Home

Program recipients pay for the materials at cost, although subsidized beds are available for low-income households and people with disabilities.

  • 03/28/2022
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In Finland, Minnesota, Community Is a Verb

This type of community attracts people who value it. Our job is to nurture that so it continues.

  • 03/28/2022
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The Value of Slow Money and Regional Food Systems

Our American culture cultivates a belief that you want to make as much money as fast as possible.

  • 03/28/2022
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Sovereign Science

Instead of relying on governments, Indigenous scientists and allies gather water quality data themselves.

  • 02/28/2022
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Seeking Agricultural Equity

It is not easy to access and maintain land, and Minnesota farmers — especially those of color and those who want to use sustainable practices — are struggling.

  • 01/27/2022
Alicia

VIEW: Protecting a Garden Oasis From Development

“It created community. People began looking at each other in the eye.”

  • 01/11/2022