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Community exhibition provokes awareness

Community exhibition provokes awareness

Jenna Cook and Amaia Barajas

April 26, 2019


Filed under Student Life

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...

Roots and Shoots paints wall for Earth Day

Roots and Shoots paints wall for Earth Day

Noah Orloff, Marta Hill, and Emma Leff

April 21, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

As sophomore Kaylee Quick painted the senior wall, she said her first Roots and Shoots event was a fun way to honor the upcoming Earth Day. “I thought it was a really cool idea as a way to prepare for Earth Day,” Quick said. “I also thought it was a great way to start getting more involved wi...

Roots and Shoots presents to School Board regarding climate action

Roots and Shoots presents to School Board regarding climate action

Marta Hill, Emma Leff, and Noah Orloff

March 31, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

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 plans solar event

Roots and Shoots plans solar event

Noah Orloff, Emma Leff, and Marta Hill

March 3, 2019


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After visiting local businesses to encourage them to sign the Climate Action Plan business pledge, Roots and Shoots plans to expand their community outreach through a student-led initiative regarding solar energy, according to Roots and Shoots leader senior Katie Christiansen. “Roots and Shoots is working on ...

Roots and Shoots brings Climate Action Plan to local businesses

Roots and Shoots brings Climate Action Plan to local businesses

Maggie Klaers

February 21, 2019


Filed under News

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...

Roots and Shoots prepares for local outreach

Roots and Shoots prepares for local outreach

Amaia Barajas, Jenna Cook, and Noah Orloff

February 11, 2019


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Sophomore Roots and Shoots member Zoe Frank said Roots and Shoots currently has a responsibility to make sure the Climate Action Plan’s expectations are met. “We talked about new ways we can help implement solar energy and renewable sources, which will help achieve the Climate Action Plan’s...

Roots and Shoots drives for more progress in march to Capitol

Roots and Shoots drives for more progress in march to Capitol

Katie Hardie and Sadie Yarosh

January 13, 2019


Filed under News, School clubs and activities, Showcase

According to Roots and Shoots club leader, senior Katie Christiansen, marching to the Capitol acted as another chance to reinforce the need for environmental action for Minnesota. “We met with Gov. Walz, Lt. Gov. Flanagan and recently appointed MPCA (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency) commissio...

Club discusses continuance of door knocking initiative

Club discusses continuance of door knocking initiative

Katie Hardie and Sadie Yarosh

December 16, 2018


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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...

Roots and Shoots presents school staff with new recycling initiative

Roots and Shoots presents school staff with new recycling initiative

Katie Hardie and Sadie Yarosh

November 18, 2018


Filed under Student Life

According to Roots and Shoots leader Katie Christiansen, it is important the school is changing its recycling plan because it shows the dedication students at Park have concerning the environment. “It reflects what students care about, as we’ve seen in the students’ initiation (and passing...

Youth-led march against fossil fuels

Youth-led march against fossil fuels

Grace Farley and Dani Orloff

November 3, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Senior Katie Christiansen said it is up to the new generation to advocate for their futures in relation to global climate change. That's why she helped organize the Our Future, Our Right: March with MN Youth for Fossil Free Future. "I think this is important because we are going to suffer the worst...

Roots and Shoots members collaborate with local organizations

Roots and Shoots members collaborate with local organizations

Katie Hardie

October 26, 2018


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When Roots and Shoots members senior Katie Christiansen and sophomore Gabe Kaplan found out their petition to the state governor concerning carbon and greenhouse gas emissions was denied, they, along with local environmental organizations, did not give up in their effort for cleaner air. According ...

Roots and Shoots starts year with numbers

Roots and Shoots starts year with numbers

Katie Hardie and David Bryant

September 14, 2018


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With the beginning of St. Louis Park environmental club Roots & Shoots, Senior and leader of the club Katie Christiansen said she was thrilled with the numbers of the first club meeting of the year. “I feel really good, there was a lot of people today. I wasn't expecting the numbers we got...

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