Category Archives: Climate Change/Science

Find Funding to Start Something

I’ve been doing research on foundation and government money available for urban agriculture, climate action and sustainability. I was pleased to learn that the McKnight Foundation and 3M Foundation are putting significant resources into climate action (though not through open … Continue reading

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How Will Climate Change Affect Minnesota?

It’s easy to find predictions of the global impact of climate change coming from the scientific community — temperature extremes, drought and flooding, giant storm systems. In fact, we’re already seeing the effects because the climate has ALREADY CHANGED. What … Continue reading

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Tuesday, Nov 27, Take Action for the Climate

The Environmental Quality Board is holding public meetings across the state of Minnesota to gather input for the statewide Environmental Congress in March. Tuesday, November 27, is the only date of a meeting in the Twin Cities. It will be … Continue reading

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Bill McKibben’s New Math Should Mean Action

Since 1947, the world has lived with a Doomsday Clock telling us how close we are to annihilation of all life on this planet. Before 2007, that time was based on the likelihood of nuclear war. Since 2007, that clock … Continue reading

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Irrigation-Free Landscaping Workshop

Some of the effects of global climate instability are increasingly violent storm activity as well as high temps and droughts. Many north Longfellow homes are already challenged by occasional basement flooding during heavy storms and it’s not uncommon for water … Continue reading

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Study Finds 10% of Newborns Around Lake Superior with High Mercury Levels

The Minnesota Department of Health has released the findings of a two-year study of mercury levels in the blood of newborns along the shores of Lake Superior in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. The results? Ten percent (10%) of newborns in … Continue reading

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Speak Up! How To Talk About Climate Change

Is there someone you’ve been wanting to talk to about climate change but you’re worried that you don’t have all the facts or won’t be able to answer their questions? Cool Planet is having a speaker training on Sunday, November … Continue reading

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September Sustainability Events

As summer winds down and Minnesotans try to fit EVERYTHING into our last month of warm days, September weekends get booked up fast. Here’s some events that should get on your calendar. THIS Saturday, September 10 — Parade of Chicken … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar – Move the Planet – September 24



Moving Planet: a day to move beyond fossil fuels On September 24, thousands (we hope) of Minnesotans will gather at the State Capitol to MOVE THE PLANET toward 350 parts per million (carbon, that is). Learn about the urgent need … Continue reading

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Organics, Nutritional Value and the Effects of Carbon Emissions

Can We Grow Healthy Food in an Unhealthy Environment? I attended a class at the Seward Coop this morning on “How to Shop the Coop.” The woman who taught the class repeated a claim I’ve heard before that organics have … Continue reading

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