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Sunset at Forest Lodge

Changing Climate, Changing Culture

Student-Led Conference at Forest Lodge

…in Washington DC this summer, and again at the Guiding for Tomorrow (G-WOW) training, Fisher and Janssen developed and hosted Northland College’s first-ever student-initiated climate change conference October 15-16 at Forest Lodge in Cable, Wisconsin. The conference, “Changing Climate, Changing Culture,” encouraged students to look at climate change through both…

Lake Superior and beach

Geologic Perspectives on Climate Change

…region’s geologic past and climate future, I will be aware that this community is taking notice and moving forward with initiatives to address climate change. There is much to be proud of, yet much work to be done. I urge you to support existing efforts to promote sustainability and push…

Dr. Patz.

Patz to report on Paris Climate Change Conference

…Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. This event, cosponsored by the Chequamegon Chapter of CitizensClimate Lobby, is free and open to the public. “I am confident that we are finally grappling with the challenge of climate change in a serious way, especially…

Northland College starry night

Climate Science

…these interactions drive climate. You will learn about the physical causes of climate change and its consequences; the composition of the atmosphere and its inputs from oceanic, biological, and geological sources; how past climates help us predict future climate changes; the political and economic impacts of climate change locally, nationally,…

Northland College student EmmaMarie Hamond

EmmaMarie Hammond’s Three Lessons for Making Change

Citizen's Climate Lobby Goes to Washington DC

…lesson number one? “Change goes beyond hashtags, parades, marches, and dedicated months,” she said. “In no way are those efforts to be downgraded, but they should be acknowledged as short-term and used as outlets to encourage more long-term participation.” Citizen’s Climate Lobby Goes to Washington DC Junior EmmaMarie Hammond said…

Northland College alum Jenn Wood

Wood Crusades for Climate Policy

Jenn Wood '00 Focuses on Energy Conservation

…the other co-authors of the plan and associated groups to educate, engage, and bring awareness to the ways in which Vermonters need to step forward on climate initiatives.   She volunteers for The Climate Reality Project, whose chairman is former Vice President Al Gore, the Climate Reality Leadership Program, of…

Northland College alum Gabriela Boscio Santos canvassing for climate resiliency

Fighting for Climate Justice

Gabriela Boscio Santos '09

…coordinating youth organizers for service projects, building skills like English for speakers of other languages, and training people to become effective organizers within their community.   They talk to residents about energy efficiency and storm preparation—think basements. “But, the most powerful climate work we do is community-wide planning,” Boscio Santos…

Pebble beach

Complexities of Chequamegon Bay

…Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. This is the second in a series of SOEI-sponsored climate change lecture series. “Chequamegon Bay is arguably one of the most vulnerable places in the country to climate change impacts,” said Randy Lehr, Bro Professor of Sustainable Regional Development. “It also happens to be one of…

A collage of climate initiatives

17 Ways We’re Tackling Climate Change

…campus collaborates in citizen science efforts for severe weather training, weather observation, and National Weather Service’s Weather-Ready Nation program. Offering Climate Change Studies While Northland College incorporates climate change inquiry into its courses, it has also developed a climate change studies minor to help students become informed citizens with an…

Ethiopian girl stretches before running (Girls Gotta Run Foundation)

If You Give a Girl a Pair of Sneakers . . . .

Dr. Patricia E. Ortman '71 Creates Girls Gotta Run Foundation

Why shouldn’t a girl have a pair of sneakers? That’s the question Dr. Patricia E. Ortman ’71, a Washington DC-based retired women’s studies professor and artist, pondered in 2006 before she founded the Girls Gotta Run Foundation, the only nonprofit organization in Ethiopia using the national sport of running as…