Climate Conversations

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Solving the climate crisis requires participation from all parts of the state, from every social and economic class, and from the public and private sectors. Reducing climate impacts and adapting to climate change could also be an opportunity to make our communities more vibrant, equitable and sustainable. Talking about shared goals and priorities is an important way to involve more Minnesotans in climate action. By hosting or participating in a conversation about climate change, you are helping build Minnesota’s climate action and protect our future.



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Think about something in your community or elsewhere in Minnesota that you value. It could be a place, an event, or a hobby. How will climate change affect it? How do you picture yourself or other people experiencing it in 2050?


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Can you think of something in your current life that could be improved as Minnesota takes action on climate change? How? For example, bicycle and pedestrian pathways could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make it safer and easier to get around without a vehicle.

Question mark graphicHow do you talk to your friends and family about climate change?
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What are your knowledge, skills and resources that you can contribute to climate action?

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Climate change will affect many parts of our lives including our food systems, local economies, and our natural resources. What actions are you interested in to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or adapt to climate impacts in one of these areas? What actions could you take in your home, family, or friend group? Your workplace? Your community, city, or state? Share your ideas on the Climate Action Map*!

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Thank you for participating today. Before we close, what is one thing you will take away from this conversation? What is one thing you plan to do for climate action after today? Share your commitment here*.


* You will be asked to register in order to post ideas and information to this site, which requires a valid email address.


Solving the climate crisis requires participation from all parts of the state, from every social and economic class, and from the public and private sectors. Reducing climate impacts and adapting to climate change could also be an opportunity to make our communities more vibrant, equitable and sustainable. Talking about shared goals and priorities is an important way to involve more Minnesotans in climate action. By hosting or participating in a conversation about climate change, you are helping build Minnesota’s climate action and protect our future.



Guiding questions

Question mark graphic

Think about something in your community or elsewhere in Minnesota that you value. It could be a place, an event, or a hobby. How will climate change affect it? How do you picture yourself or other people experiencing it in 2050?


Question mark graphic

Can you think of something in your current life that could be improved as Minnesota takes action on climate change? How? For example, bicycle and pedestrian pathways could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make it safer and easier to get around without a vehicle.

Question mark graphicHow do you talk to your friends and family about climate change?
Question mark graphic

What are your knowledge, skills and resources that you can contribute to climate action?

Question mark graphic

Climate change will affect many parts of our lives including our food systems, local economies, and our natural resources. What actions are you interested in to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or adapt to climate impacts in one of these areas? What actions could you take in your home, family, or friend group? Your workplace? Your community, city, or state? Share your ideas on the Climate Action Map*!

Question mark graphic

Thank you for participating today. Before we close, what is one thing you will take away from this conversation? What is one thing you plan to do for climate action after today? Share your commitment here*.


* You will be asked to register in order to post ideas and information to this site, which requires a valid email address.


Share Your Commitment

What is one thing you plan to do after today to reduce your impact on the climate, help your family or community prepare for the future, or advocate for the changes you want to see in our state? Share your commitment to take action here.

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Northeast Metro Climate Action is hosting a free Zoom event on Thursday January 20 to discuss Mental Health Impacts of the Climate Crisis. Dr. Christie Manning of Macalester College will lead the discussion. All are welcome. Zoom link: tiny.cc/NEMCA0120

Steve J about 2 years ago

Our group met as a breakout from the Minneapolis Rotary EcoClub Climate Change Discussion. We were a multi-generational group of men and women ages 50s-70s. There was a lot of excitement about individual actions that people are ready to take: such as changing to a plant-based diet, finding out if there is a sustainability director in my city and how I can get involved, eliminating food waste, going to zero waste, and changing building codes for new buildings for energy efficiency.

Eco-Rotary Club Grp 2 about 2 years ago

Our group met as a breakout from the Minneapolis Rotary EcoClub Climate Change Discussion. We were a multigenerational group of women ages 20s - 60s, passionate, curious, and ready to learn and act. We committed to reducing our waste, with the goal of zero waste. Other commitments: sustainable clothing and eating lower on the food chain and helping to create a market that supports agricultural producers seeking to diversify their crops and add more sustainable practices to their production methods.

KMeyer about 2 years ago

Our group of neighbors committed to establishing a tool library as a way to reduce consumption and to better know those in our local community.

MH about 2 years ago

Our conversation was a group of preschool families and one teacher from the school. We talked about our hopes and fears for our own children when they are our age in 2050. Teacher Jeff is interested in pursuing more meat-free meals at the school and encouraging more environmental activities in the classroom.

MaggieWenger over 2 years ago

Our conversation was with members of our womxn's broomball team. Our group already does things like not owning a car, owning an EV, eating vegetarian or vegan, shopping second-hand and salvage, growing our own food, and replacing turf grass with pollinator lawns or native plantings. We all learned a lot of new ideas from each other and want to apply some of these new ideas to our own lives. We also committed to talking about climate change more with our families and in our communities. We agreed that social change can happen quickly, but it requires us all to be out talking about it and sharing our stories.

AJSmith9 over 2 years ago

Our conversation was with two families--4 adults and 2 kids were a part of it. One of us is a librarian, so we thought she could suggest more climate change books for the book-club-in-a-bag program in St. Paul, to support more conversations about climate change. One of us has a 9-mile commute with a safe bike route, and though she could rent an e-bike for a week and try commuting with an e-bike. Another thought he would contact his state representative about bus safety, so that his family would feel better riding public transportation. And we all shared favorite books, podcasts, climate policy simulators (En-ROADS), organizations, and ways to learn more after the conversation. It was everyone's first explicit meeting with people outside of work to just talk about climate change, and it felt good build this shared understanding with our neighbors.

Britt Gangeness over 2 years ago
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