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City receives Minnesota Forestry Outstanding Project Award

City receives Minnesota Forestry Outstanding Project Award

Eli Curran-Moore

May 2, 2018


Filed under News

According to the city of St. Louis Park, the city received the Minnesota Community Forestry Outstanding Project Award for the ‘Plant the Park’ project in October 2017. The annual award is given by the Minnesota Society of Arboriculture and Minnesota’s Urban Forest Council. Jim Vaughan, St. Lo...

Climate Plan creates opportunity for student action toward environmental sustainability

Climate Plan creates opportunity for student action toward environmental sustainability

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

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...

Proposed pipeline unearths controversy

Proposed pipeline unearths controversy

Hanna Schechter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion Columns

Enbridge Energy, a transporter of fossil fuels, has proposed plans for a new pipeline to the Minnesota Department of Commerce that will carry crude oil and tar sands from Canada through Minnesota and into Wisconsin. The manager of the Energy Regulation and Planning department Kate O’Connell said, “Minn...

Gardening internship available for students

Gardening internship available for students

Nietzsche Deuel and Isabelle Becker

May 3, 2017


Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

Every year of his high school career, senior Roots and Shoots member Owen Geier said he has participated in internships working in gardens. “(Working in the garden was) actually really nice. I think gardening is very essential to a person’s health and it makes them happy,” Geier said. The ...

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