Pope Francis released his encyclical “Laudato Si” Thursday, and Minnesota Catholics are starting to weigh in on the document. Jason Adkins is the executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference. During a round table discussion Thursday, he says there was a lot of talk about what the pope is asking of people.
The Minnesota State Fair may be for many a time to gorge on deep fried foods, or to check out the latest farm equipment, or to take a sip on one of the thrilling Mighty Midway rights. But it’s also a good time to get exposure to environmental issues affecting Minnesota.
It is an unmistakable sound in nature. A chorus of voices we don’t often get to hear up close, let alone see in person. But at the Wildlife Science Center in Columbus, visitors can witness this unique melody while learning at the same time. “Our mission is science education for kids that makes it fun,” said Peggy Callahan, the center’s executive director.
Minneapolis is turning out the lights in city buildings for an initiative called “Earth Hour” to raise awareness of climate change.
Besides being fun, the State Fair can be educational, and offer ways to save you money. And one thing people can learn about is how to lead more sustainable lives while improving the environment.
It seems the push to go green is everywhere — even on the shelves at the toy store. WCCO caught up with a local toy maker and talked to some parents to find out if they’re buying into this trend.
Earth Day is still a couple months away, but we’ve reached the point in winter where we’re all entirely ready to accelerate our arrival to springtime, by any means necessary.
There have been several man-made disasters in the news this year — the worst oil spill in U.S. history in the Gulf and, now, in Hungary a toxic industrial spill that has ruined cities and may ruin one of the world’s great rivers. Don Shelby says the world needs resources. But is pollution just part of the equation we must accept?