Nicole Rom, Executive Director
WE ACT for Environmental Justiceis spearheading, with sponsorship from members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a letter that will go to the President to continue to put pressure on the Obama Administration to develop a better plan to address the concerns of climate change felt by environmental justice communities, and a Resolution that will codify the importance of the environmental justice movement. But we need your help.
The University of Minnesota's GO Minnesota unit, the Institute on the Environment, and the Will Steger Foundation are delighted to announce a new and unique summer program for international students interested in sustainability.
Our climate is changing at an alarming rate. From giant hailstorms to polar vortices, Minnesotans are already experiencing extreme weather. Are weird weather events becoming Minnesota’s new normal? Hear from nationally recognized meteorologist and entrepreneur Paul Douglas.
Our annual report is now available, which documents our impact from September 2012 through August 2013. We are making great strides in our work –thanks to your incredibly generous support! The report serves as a record of accomplishments, financial transparency, and an illustrated guide to who we are and why our programs matter.
In September 2012, as a participant of Climate Ride, I biked 300 miles along California’s coast with past board member, David Bryan. It was extremely inspiring to be surrounded by so many other people passionate about climate change solutions and to hear from other leaders in the field.
Congressman Ellison wrote a great piece in the Huffington Post highlighting the need for the Environmental Protection Agency to pass strong carbon pollution standards for new and existing coal-burning power plants and called on Xcel Energy to transition Units 1 & 2 of the Sherco coal plant- Minnesota's largest carbon emitter- to clean energy.
Wednesday October 2nd marked the Ceremonial signing of our Clean Energy and Jobs bill - also known as the Omnibus Jobs and Economic Development bill (HF729 / SF 1057).
The fifth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was released today and strongly reaffirms that humans are driving climate change. The report shows that our climate is changing, from the poles to the equator.
The Obama administration proposed a major new rule today to curb the carbon pollution spewing from power plants that contributes to human-induced climate change. Scientists warn that without major reductions in carbon pollution, extreme weather will become even more frequent and severe.
Due to our Clean Energy and Jobs campaign efforts, the 2013 Legislature passed solar energy legislation.
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