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October 2022

Nationalizing News Environment: Causes and Consequences

October 6 @ 3:30 am - 5:00 pm

Declining local news is well documented, and evidence continues to suggest a related trend: the nationalizing news environment. While scholars continue to document circumstantial evidence of the trend, whether it is cause or consequence of the declining local news environment is not well understood, nor are its implications. This conversation interrogates what we know about both the causes and consequences of a nationalizing news environment and outlines an agenda for future research.

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The Challenge of Climate Change in Northern Minnesota

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Deep Portage Learning Center, 2197 Nature Center Dr NW
Hackensack, MN 56452 United States
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Free – $10

Dr. Jessica Hellman, Executive Director of IonE, will be the keynote speaker at "The Challenge of Climate Change in Northern Minnesota". Dr. Hellman and a few local leaders will be breaking down the question "what does the most recent data show about how the climate is changing in northern Minnesota and elsewhere?"

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Petri Dish: Making Moves: Should we help plants and animals migrate?

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Urban Growler Brewing Co., 2325 Endicott Street
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
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Climate change and habitat loss likely spell extinction for many species of plants and animals – especially those unable to move into more hospitable locations quickly enough. Some scientists are working on ways to help them pull up roots and relocate through “managed restoration,” challenging the prevailing paradigm about what it means for a species to be “native.” Our expert panel will explore the implications of this often controversial approach to conservation.

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The Politics and Ecology of Food in India: History, Geography, Technology, Community

October 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Institute on the Environment, 1954 Buford Ave
St Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Join Sudha Nagavarapu and Dwijendra Nath Guru in their conversation on "The Politics and Ecology of Food in India: History, Geography, Technology, Community". Sudha and Dwiji previously lived and worked in the Twin Cities and returned to India more than a decade ago to do full-time grassroots work that cut across food justice, climate justice, health justice, and political justice!

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2022 Planetary Health Annual Meeting: Building the Field, Growing the Movement

October 31 - November 2
Virtual Event MN United States

Achieving a world and new development paradigm where all people thrive by protecting and regenerating Earth’s natural systems for generations to come will take all of us. It requires a comprehensive shift in human activities across all sectors of society, and in our relationships with Nature and with each other. The theme of the 5th Planetary Health Annual Meeting is "Building the Field and Growing the Movement". All are invited to this hybrid (in-person and virtual) convening of scientists, youth, policymakers, educators, private sector, artists, and more to learn about the complexities of planetary health science, find community, seek solutions, and build skills for action and change!

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November 2022

Swain Climate Policy Series: Marshall Johnson

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carlson Family Stage, Northrop, 84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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The Humphrey School of Public Affairs presents Swain Climate Policy Series featuring Marshall Johnson!

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