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Roots and Shoots starts year off strong

Roots and Shoots starts year off strong

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 plans climate change walkout

Roots and Shoots plans climate change walkout

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

Community exhibition provokes awareness

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...

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

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

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

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

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 10, 2019

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

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

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

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...

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