Written by Taylor Templer, West Central Coordinator This is a time of uncertainty and great challenge. With schools closed and social distancing rules in place, YES! students and coaches across the state of Minnesota have had to put their environmental projects on hold while they adjust to distance learning. YES! wants to continue to support youth in creating positive environmental change in a
YME Installs Hydration Station
Written by Taylor Templer, West Central Coordinator The Yellow Medicine East YES! team, led by science teacher, Steve Petrich, received funding from the McKnight Foundation last year to install a hydration station. The purpose of this project was to reduce the amount of single-use plastic water bottles being used at the school. According to The Guardian, 1 million plastic bottles are bought
Winter 2019 YES! E-newsletter
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.
2018-2019 McKnight Foundation Project Seed Funding Winners
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
Northern Lights Community School Hydration Station
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.
Summer in the Metro
The YES! Metro Region this summer provided assistance to the Edina High School Environmental Club called PROJECT EARTH to design and fabricate a float for the 2018 Edina City Fourth of July parade this last week. The float promoted the use of renewable energy and to support funding for a 12 panel solar tracking array PROJECT EARTH is developing to be installed at the Edina High School. The