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WSF Joins Invitation Only White-House Kick-off on Climate Education and Literacy

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Will Steger Foundation Executive Director Nicole Rom joined The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) for a Climate Education and Literacy Roundtable on December 3rd, 2014, as part of the launch of a new Climate Education and Literacy Initiative to help connect American students and citizens with the best-available, science-based information about… Read more »

We Need Stronger Bicycle and Pedestrian Laws – Not Weaker Ones!

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There has been much heated discussion of street design and laws related to pedestrians and non-motorized traffic in the wake of a recent vehicle-pedestrian crash in Saint Paul that severely injured 11-year-old Bikram Phuyel. Much of this dialogue has been based on misunderstanding or faulty assumptions and has led to unnecessary vitriol and finger pointing…. Read more »

MEP signs on to oppose oil transportation in the Great Lakes

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The Minnesota Environmental Partnership, along with 29 other organizations from across the Great Lakes region, signed on to a December 1, 2014 letter to the Great Lakes Commission raising serious concerns about a draft report on oil transportation in the Great Lakes.  The best policy decisions develop from quality, unbiased information. So when the Great… Read more »

Student Voices Series: Stop Farmaceuticals

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The Minnesota Environmental Partnership is proud to feature the following post as part of a series of columns as part of a Student Voices Series issues. This is part of a continuing collaboration with Macalester College’s Geography Department and its students. What comes to mind as you carve that Thanksgiving turkey? I picture hospitals. That’s because… Read more »

Student Voice Series: Death to the Deadbeat Dam

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The Minnesota Environmental Partnership is proud to feature the following post as part of a series of columns as part of a Student Voices Series issues. This is part of a continuing collaboration with Macalester College’s Geography Department and its students. The river-damming era in this country must come to an end. We must stop building… Read more »

Student Voices Series: Awareness, not Fear, in the Right to Know Debate

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The Minnesota Environmental Partnership is proud to feature the following post as part of a series of columns as part of a Student Voices Series issues. This is part of a continuing collaboration with Macalester College’s Geography Department and its students. Today, in grocery stores everywhere, Minnesotans are not fully aware of the food they are… Read more »

My generation shouldn’t have to clean up this generation’s mess

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Written by MEP’s Lindsey Wilson –  I support the Clean Power Plan because my generation shouldn’t have to clean up this generation’s mess – especially when the solutions are readily available. If we are to ensure a secure and healthy world for future generations we must act now to clean up the dirtiest sources of… Read more »

Student Voices Series: It’s time for Minnesotan utilities to see the bigger picture

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The Minnesota Environmental Partnership is proud to feature the following post as part of a series of columns as part of a Student Voices Series issues. This is part of a continuing collaboration with Macalester College’s Geography Department and its students. Actions have consequences. Take the example of an adolescent who sets off fireworks in his… Read more »

Student Voices Series: Dredging up problems today for a better tomorrow

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The Minnesota Environmental Partnership is proud to feature the following post as part of a series of columns as part of a Student Voices Series issues. This is part of a continuing collaboration with Macalester College’s Geography Department and its students. Growing up in Upstate New York the Hudson River was a staple of my childhood…. Read more »