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Micah Rivera near solar panels
Micah Rivera studies clean energy at a local technical school

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.”

Anthony Fair and Simon Eddy
Simon Eddy and Anthony Fair work for REAL Solar in Backus, MN

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.”

Dog at Battle Creek Park
Lichen goes for a walk at Battle Creek Park

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.

St. Cloud Pediatrician Dr. Kulus
St. Cloud pediatrician Dr. Kulus

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.”

Farmer couple with their dog on by their barn
Anne and Peter Schwagerl on their family farm

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.