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Club plans summer canoe trip

Club plans summer canoe trip

Emma Yarger

May 31, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

As the Roots and Shoots Boundary Waters canoe trip approaches, senior Adam Recknagel said he thinks about upcoming the adventure every day. According to senior Lukas Wrede, the Boundary Waters is a good example of what the club is attempting to preserve. “A lot of people in Roots and Shoots...

Climate Action Plan aspires to promote change

Climate Action Plan aspires to promote change

Emma Yarger

April 22, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

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

Launch Party to happen on Earth Day

Emma Yarger

April 19, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

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

Roots and Shoots continues to promote sustainability

Avia Kaner-Roth and Isaac Wert

February 19, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

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

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...

City Council adopts Climate Action Plan

City Council adopts Climate Action Plan

Nicole Sanford

February 9, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

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...

Future plans for Roots and Shoots

Future plans for Roots and Shoots

Isabelle Becker and Nietzsche Deuel

May 25, 2017


Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

As senior Zosha Skinner reflects on leaving Roots and Shoots, she said she thinks the club will be successful next year. “I think that Roots and Shoots will last beyond just next year, and I think that even if there are just three people next year, they’re a great three people,” Skinner sai...

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 ...

Art displayed in community

Art displayed in community

Nietzsche Deuel and Isabelle Becker

May 2, 2017


Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

After holding a contest where Park students submit art or photographs to be displayed on a utility box in St. Louis Park, members of Roots and Shoots, City Council and a neighborhood representative selected senior Nathaniel Sturzl’s photograph for the winner. According to senior Roots and Shoots mem...

Roots and Shoots brings awareness to climate change

Roots and Shoots brings awareness to climate change

Nietzsche Deuel and Isabelle Becker

April 4, 2017


Filed under Galleries, School clubs and activities, Showcase

Roots and Shoots worked with St. Louis Park City Council to hold a contest to raise awareness for the environment by decorating a utility box with the winners art/photo submission. These are the art/photo submissions, used with permission from the photographers.

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