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Lego Robotics Team to support Haiyan victims and MN350
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Lego Robotics Team to support Haiyan victims and MN350

We are “The Last Resort”, a Lego Robotics team from Seward Montessori School in south Minneapolis. The theme for this year’s robotics competition is natural disasters: “Nature’s Fury”. We are looking at the relationship between typhoons and global warming. We have studied typhoons in general and Typhoon Haiyan in particular. We learned that more CO2 in the air raises the earth’s temperature, which makes storms stronger. We would like to support the people of the […]

Connecting the Dots: Human Health and Climate Change
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Connecting the Dots: Human Health and Climate Change

Human Health and Climate Change Dramatic increases in Lyme Disease and the second case of the rare Naegleria fowleri amoeba are prime examples of how Minnesotans are feeling the health impacts of a changing climate.  On August 16 at 7pm, MN350 and MN IPL will host Dr. Wendy Ring, a family physician from California presenting in Minneapolis as part of a cross-country tour educating people about the health dangers of climate change.  Presentation is at […]

MN350 connects the dots
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MN350 connects the dots

  The MN350 Flash Action street theater team and friends hit the streeets at the Living Green Expo to connect the dots between the climate crisis and the mosaic of organizations and businesses working for climate solutions in Minnesota.

St. Thomas University Student Organic Farm
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St. Thomas University Student Organic Farm

St. Thomas University Student Organic Farm connects the dots between climate change and the industrial food system. They are building local alternatives, and growing justice while they go. In 2011 they grew over 1200 pounds of produce, much of which was distributed to local food shelves. Photo by Julia Nerbonne

Kids in the Garden
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Kids in the Garden

MN kids get to work in the garden, connecting with mother earth and lowering their carbon footprint. Composting, caring for chickens, and getting ready to harvest delicious garlic and strawberries. Clara says: “Please do this all your life because it’s fun, it doesn’t pollute, and it helps the earth. And I love mud!”

Butterflies emerge in March
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Butterflies emerge in March

  From the 16th to the 20th of March 2012 it was 80 degrees in Minneapolis for 5 days running. With the weather 40 degrees warmer than average, a swallowtail butterfly emerged in my back yard only to find that no flowers had yet opened to provide life-giving nectar. As friends and neighbors celebrated this early gift of warmth, turning their gardens and getting out their flip flops, I privately shed tears for the swallowtail, […]

Arbor Day on Midtown Greenway
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Arbor Day on Midtown Greenway

The print on the sign says how many trees and shrubs were planted along the Midtown Greenway today and over last 12 years of Arbor Day events: 244 trees & shrubs planted today 4,200 trees & shrubs planted over last 12 years