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Staff Editorial: Global Climate Strike week creates opportunity for activism

Used with Permission by Ellen Poulter.

September 27, 2019

In the past week, hundreds of communities have rallied together as part of the Global Climate Strike. Not only did Minnesota host a strike Sept. 20, but students from Park also have the opportunity to take part in the fight to end the age of fossil fuels.  After not being able to rally at the first Global Climate Strike Sept. 20 at the State Capitol becaus...

Roots and Shoots plans climate change walkout

Junior Thor Anderson discusses future plans with Roots and Shoots Sept 17.  According to Roots and Shoots junior President Zoe Frank, the Roots and Shoots climate walkout will begin after school Sept. 27.

Colin Canaday

September 26, 2019

In response to the lack of awareness regarding the youth climate strike which occurred Sept. 20, there will be another climate change walkout Sept. 27, according to junior Roots and Shoots President Zoe Frank. “People around the nation know there are international walkouts this Friday on Sep. 2...

Community exhibition provokes awareness

Juniors Ava Tronson and Chloe Richardson perform an interpretive dance while seniors Samantha Schug, Maranda Hoogenraad and Estelle Tronson read a poem at the Nest's open mic night March 15. The climate justice art show, which will include an open mic portion, will take place from 6-9 p.m. April 27 at the Nest.

Jenna Cook and Amaia Barajas

April 26, 2019

Nest youth coordinator Ellen Pajor said she hopes the climate justice art show will help draw the attention to the difficult subject of the Earth’s wellbeing. “Normally it’s a lot of doom and gloom, facts and figures, which is appropriate, it’s pretty doomy and gloomy. But it’s just a diff...

Staff Editorial: March against fossil fuels encourages change

Staff Editorial: March against fossil fuels encourages change

November 1, 2018

On Sunday, Oct. 28 an anti-fossil fuel march was held in St. Paul, Minnesota in solidarity with Youth v. Gov suing the federal government for the cause of climate change. Students organized the march to show they are the future and to stand with the 21 youths who are bringing the case to trial. Acc...

Climate Action Plan takes hold

Senior Katie Christiansen speaks in support of the Climate Action Plan before the St. Louis Park City Council Feb. 5.

Gabriel Kaplan

September 12, 2018

The St. Louis Park Climate Action Plan, adopted in February of 2018, has already begun to take effect throughout the city. The plan was formed by the City Council and was spurred on by lobbying from Park’s Roots and Shoots environmental club. The plan’s three “kick-start projects” will jum...

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...

Launch Party to happen on Earth Day

Senior Lukas Wrede leads conversation on organizing the Climate Action Plan Launch Party. The event will take place from 2-5 p.m. on April 22 at the St. Louis Park Rec Center.

Emma Yarger

April 19, 2018

According to freshman Roots and Shoots member Zoe Frank, the Climate Action Plan has been in the works for three to four years. She said she feels happy to see their hard work come to fruition. “We are doing the launch this weekend, on Earth Day — the 22nd, and we have been planning the event...

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...

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