Micah Rivera, a local technical student from Apple Valley, is excited about his future there. “Solar is one of the fastest-growing fields to be in right now.”
In rural Backus, Minnesota, Simon Eddy and Anthony Fair work for REAL Solar, bringing home-grown energy to households and businesses. “Our company has been growing every year, along with all of our neighboring solar companies. Everyone I know is busy.”
Working with local governments is one way we make progress on our most important conservation issues. That’s why we helped organize a meeting of city environment commissions dedicated to how their work can help protect the land, air, and water that is so important to us.
As a pediatrician in St. Cloud, Minnesota for over 25 years, Dr. Kathleen Kulus has seen the state’s changing climate impact her patients, and she’s speaking up about it. “I need to be advocating for these children and the impact it's having on them because they don't always have a voice.”
As stewards of our land, Minnesota farmers understand climate impacts and the need to adapt growing practices to weather the changes. Anne Schwagerl and her husband Peter operate Prairie Point Farm in western Minnesota’s Browns Valley where they're experimenting with a new "climate friendly" Kernza® grain.