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 26th. 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
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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
By Sam Horner, YES! Northeast Coordinator The Northern Lights Community School received some fantastic news this year for their school. A few weeks ago, they were awarded $500 from the McKnight Foundation and $500 from Waste Management to help them put in a hydration station in their school this year. A hydration station is a water fountain that comes equipped with a water bottle filling spout.
At this year’s YES! Fall Summit on October 3rd at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center students were responsible for bringing their own lunch. We thought this would be a great opportunity for the students to learn about waste. What better way to get the students excited than by creating a friendly competition? A waste-less lunch competition. The winning team would receive $50 toward a pizza