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Our Mission: Northland Sustainable Solutions is a collaborative community informed and inspired by Nature's wisdom to effect personal and planetary transformation. The events we host give people across diverse political, cultural, economic and faith perspectives a place to learn and act together. We believe real solutions emerge when there is time to fully understand each other and the common concerns we face.
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Star Tribune Commentary by Tina Smith – December 23, 2105
Minnesota is already a leader in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, but we can — and certainly will — do even more.
Much of Minnesota has experienced springlike temperatures this December, often in the 40s. Warmer weather has become the norm; since 1998, the Earth has experienced 10 of the warmest years on record. And 2015 is expected to break last year’s record as the warmest yet.
This is why we all should be celebrating that nearly 200 countries have reached consensus on a plan to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The Paris Climate Agreement puts the world on a path to avoid the worst effects of climate change by keeping any increase in global temperature below 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
Gov. Mark Dayton and I strongly support bold action to tackle climate change. Doing so will be good for our environment, good for our health and good for our economy.read more
Paris and COP21 are behind us, but what lies ahead?
With much to be done, how do we go into the future confident that change is really possible?
Part of the answer to this question is, we go into the future with each other.
The agreements of COP21 are what many hoped for and what others fought against. They include some and exclude others. These agreements take into account some governmental concerns and leave others in shreds on the floor.
Northland Sustainable Solutions has invested itself in a confident future. This investment will once again be made evident on January 30, 2016 as local community members reconvene to hear from a panel of experts who were in Paris for the climate talks.read more