From city halls to the State Capitol, Minnesota youths lead the charge in climate crisis
Across Minnesota, students are springing into action to combat climate change — and pushing their local governments to do the same. By Hannah Covington Star Tribune NOV 30, 2018
- The Lois Swenson Fund for Peace Justice and Sustainable Communities of the InFaith Foundation awarded in December 2018 a $1,500 grant supporting a joint project of the Alliance for Sustainability and iMatter,to support youth and adult volunteers active City Environmental Commissions to share best practices and overcome challenges for effectively working with their cities to set and achieve city wide energy and climate goals.
- empower youth and adult teams volunteering with City Environmental Commissions to
- work with their city staff and city councils to to set community-wide energy and climate goals
- and to develop and implement action plans to meet their goals.
Student leaders active with Roots and Shoots club at the St. Louis Park High School and iMatter, recently supported their City Council to adopt goals and a city wide action plan to become carbon neutral by 2050. Student leaders active with the St. Louis Park Environmental Commission that are helping their city to implement its climate action plan participated in our Metro Environmental Commissions networking gathering in April 2018 co-sponsored by the Alliance for Sustainability, Conservation MN, Metro CERTs and MN GreenStep Cities.