Climate Action

MPR News: A new fast-growing tree species out of Minnesota may be part of a climate change solution

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota in Duluth recently unveiled a new kind of tree after 20 years of research. 

UMN Adds "Employee Transit Pass." Joins the "Universal Transit Pass" created in 2022 for students

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All Twin Cities benefits-eligible faculty and staff now have unlimited access to all transit systems in the Twin Cities metro area.

MPR News: Expanding drought conditions stressing crops in parts of Minnesota

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Drought has been a recurring for for Minnesota farmers over the past few years. But this growing season, the problem has started abnormally early in parts of the state. UMN experts weigh in on what has changed and what to expect. 

MN Daily: UMN making progress towards furthering sustainability education on-campus, community

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The University of Minnesota, along with Macalester College and other local groups, hosted a first-of-its-kind environmental collaboration expo between community members and students.

Source Magazine: Communicating about climate

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Equipped with communication skills and climate science knowledge, these Extension participants direct efforts toward communities impacted by changes to our climate. 

CBS News: All Minnesota worms are invasive, but which ones do you need to worry about? An expert weighs in

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WCCO interview with Ryan Hueffmeier at the University of Minnesota's Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center. Who has been studying worms for almost two decades with the Great Lakes Worm Watch program.

Talking pollinator gardens with U of M

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Minnesotans are eager to get back to their gardens and are busy picking out this year’s plants and seeds. Dan Shaw, an adjunct assistant professor in the College of Design, answers questions about how you can create your own residential pollinator garden.

UN Sustainable Development Goals: Scenarios for Global Learning

Online, instructor led

This 30-minute webinar is designed to help you integrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals into your courses. Integrating the goals can help your students build awareness of global issues and learn about concrete steps they could take to address them on both global and local levels.



U of M climate commitments advance a leading, sustainable future

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Climate change and extreme events like flooding, drought and heat waves, are experienced throughout Minnesota, affecting all aspects of our society and economy. 

MPR News: Farming on the frontlines of the climate crisis

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Minnesota farmers have identified climate resiliency as their most pressing issue right now, according to the Minnesota Farmers Union. MPR talks to several climate experts, including UMN's Heidi Roop.