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Roots and Shoots starts year off strong

Roots and Shoots President Zoe Frank discusses with the club about future plans. The next meeting will be taking place Oct 22.

Tennam Gyaldatsang

October 22, 2019

According to junior Thor Anderson, Roots and Shoots has increased student involvement and awareness.  “I would say there are a lot more people in Roots and Shoots, which is really good because there are more people interested in this type of thing,” Anderson said. “We are more organized, we ...

Roots and Shoots presents to School Board regarding climate action

Senior Roots and Shoots member Rachel Mattson speaks in front of the School Board March 25. According to Mattson, people were respectful in response to the presentation.

Marta Hill, Emma Leff, and Noah Orloff

March 31, 2019

After Roots and Shoots presented to the School Board regarding the school district’s involvement with the Climate Action Plan, senior Katie Christiansen, who is the club's leader, said she felt optimistic about the reception within the community. “It felt like we were really in a space to start a conversatio...

Roots and Shoots brings Climate Action Plan to local businesses

The Cub Foods in St. Louis Park pledged to comply with the Climate Action Plan. It is the only company to have signed the pledge as of Feb. 19.

Maggie Klaers

February 21, 2019

According to sophomore Roots and Shoots member Zoe Frank, Roots and Shoots has been campaigning the Climate Action Plan to local businesses. “(Since) the passing of the Climate Action Plan — which has a goal of getting St. Louis Park carbon neutral by 2040 — we have gone and spoken to businesses about helping to reduce their emissions because...

Club discusses continuance of door knocking initiative

Senior Anna Kasper listens to her fellow club members during the Roots and Shoots meeting Dec. 11. The next meeting will be 8 a.m. Dec. 18.

Katie Hardie and Sadie Yarosh

December 16, 2018

According to Roots and Shoots member Anna Kasper, the club plans to get more involved with businesses in the next few months, so they can gain support for the Climate Action Plan. “Today we discussed reaching out to more businesses and following up with some businesses about the Climate Action Plan wh...

Climate Action Plan aspires to promote change

Senior Lukas Wrede points to his fellow Roots and Shoots members while the crowd applauds them for their work on the Climate Action Plan at their launch party April 22. The launch featured many speakers including St. Louis Park Mayor Jake Spano, Superintendent Astein Osei, Congressman Keith Ellison and several park high school students as well as students form the St. Louis Park class of 2025.

Emma Yarger

April 22, 2018

As a crowd began to form at the Climate Action Plan launch event, senior Roots and Shoots president Lukas Wrede said he was overwhelmed by the amount of community support the plan was receiving. “It’s really powerful because everyone came here specifically for that reason, for an opportunity to...

Roots and Shoots promotes Climate Action Plan

Members of Roots and Shoots Lukas Wrede and Katie Christenson smile while talking about their plans for the Climate
Action Plan launch party as well as their expectations April 3.

Jenna Cook and Emma Yarger

April 11, 2018

Roots and Shoots president Lukas Wrede said the club’s Climate Action Plan launch event serves to unite the community in a common vision for the future of the city. “The point of the launch is to create awareness and community engagement and to get all of St. Louis Park together with the same visi...

Roots and Shoots continues to promote sustainability

Senior Lukas Wrede and iMatter director Larry Kraft discussion options for a Climate Action Plan launch party during a Roots & Shoots meeting on Feb. 12.

Avia Kaner-Roth and Isaac Wert

February 19, 2018

Following the successful adoption of the Climate Action Plan by St. Louis Park’s City Council, Park’s Roots and Shoots club looks to expand their sustainability campaigns this spring, according to senior club leader Lukas Wrede. “We’re about to try a door-to-door campaign for wind sourcin...

Climate Plan creates opportunity for student action toward environmental sustainability

Art illustration by Nietzsche Deuel.

February 14, 2018

On Feb. 5, the St. Louis Park City Council unanimously passed a brand new Climate Action Plan spearheaded by Park’s own Roots and Shoots, iMatter, and the St. Louis Park Environment and Sustainability Commission. This Climate Action Plan (CAP) includes the ambitious goal of achieving carbon neutrality...

City Council adopts Climate Action Plan

Junior Anna Kasper makes a speech to the City Council urging them to pass the Climate Action Plan. The plan has the hopes of reaching net zero emissions in St. Louis Park by 2040.

Nicole Sanford

February 9, 2018

Senior Roots and Shoots club leader Lukas Wrede said the adoption of a Climate Action Plan by City Council Feb. 5 left him feeling eager for an environmentally friendly future. “I expected (the meeting) to go smoothly and I expected it to pass and obviously I couldn’t prepare myself for the overwhelm...

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