By Shelli-Kae Foster, Program Director YES! co-presented with Rivers Edge Academy and Edison High School for the session “Getting to Green in MN” at the 9th Annual National Green Schools conference on April 8. The session portrayed 3 replicable programs to engage students and staff with hands-on place- based sustainability models. Here are a few highlights: Rivers Edge Academy is a
About a month ago, one of the students from Northern Lights Community School attended the Youth Climate Justice Summit that was held at the Minnesota State Capitol Building. This event was put on by Climate Generation. They held the event so that students from across the state could meet with politicians to talk about different topics facing our environment and our state. Below are Katelyn Dorry's
By Sophie Bishop Healthy soil is the foundation for a healthy life. It’s where our roots begin to strengthen our bond to nature. Sadly, with poor land usage, our top soil is eroding away and becoming less viable for plants and microorganisms. On March 20, 2019 the New Prague YES! team and the Sleepy Eye YES! team attended an event at Gustavus Adolphus College (GAC) to learn about soil health
By Taylor Templer A Winter Workshop full of excitement and energy, attended by 11 students and teachers from the YES! teams at New London-Spicer, occurred at St. John’s University on February 27th. This "Spare A Watt, Save A Lot" workshop allowed students to connect with experts and gain information to position them for success as they excel in team-based projects this school year. Tom
The Winter Edition of the YES! e-Newsletter was recently sent out to YES! supporters. Be sure to check it out here. There are great stories on our teams this year, a YES! alumni spotlight, exciting upcoming events, and fun "did you know?" tidbits. If you aren't already subscribed to our e-newsletter, be sure to sign up here.
On December 17th, 2018 the Youth Eco Solutions (YES!) Program announced the 2018-19 winners of the McKnight Foundation Project Seed Funding. Funding was awarded to teams implementing projects that involve creating solutions to today's environmental challenges through hands on projects that impact their school and/or communities. Through a competitive process, 5 teams received funding to complete