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SERIES Ecolution:

Evolution in Ecosystems and Economies

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."

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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.

Court Judgments Against Landlords

HavenBrook Homes and Progress Residential In December 2023,…

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.