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[The 5] New strain of the virus in MN, China's blooming economy, MN environmental sectors combat climate change and more

[The 5] New strain of the virus in MN, China’s blooming economy, MN environmental sectors combat climate change and more

Annika Rock, RubicOnline January 18, 2021
The 5 is a weekly digest of local, national and international news.
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President- elect Kamala Harris will step into office soon with new climate change plans.

[SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS] Looking ahead, President-elect Joe Biden introduces his climate plans

Elizabeth Trevathan, Director of RubicOnline November 20, 2020
President-Elect Joe Biden promises to dedicate $2 trillion over the four-year presidential term towards climate change initiatives. Here are eight of his goals.
[The 5] COVID-19 restrictions in Minnesota, climate crisis plan, Iran nuclear deal and more

[The 5] COVID-19 restrictions in Minnesota, climate crisis plan, Iran nuclear deal and more

Annika Rock, RubicOnline November 17, 2020
The 5 is a weekly digest of local, national and international news.
GEN Z. Teenagers are taking on climate change in order to ensure a future for themselves and the planet.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Understand climate change in context

The Rubicon Staff October 7, 2020
Climate change won't go away when 2020 ends. This year isn't the cause of the disasters: humans are.
People line up to protest holding signs of a better future.

[BEHIND THE SCENES] Climate Strike & SEIU fight for family pay raises

Zekiah Juliusson, RubicOnline March 1, 2020
The MN Youth Climate Strike is constantly hosting and planning climate strikes but not many people know about the efforts taken to plan one. The most recent strike was on February 27 in partnership with SEIU (Service Employees International Union).
Immy Lucas began the low-waste movement as a way to educate others on how to be more environmentally friendly. She shares tips on how to reduce your waste, especially plastic waste, and become more connected to the environment.

4 ways youth can fight climate change besides protesting

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline December 14, 2019
There's more to do besides protesting to improve the environment. Here are four things that teenagers can do.
Student activist Adri Arquin stresses the importance of student protest in the climate crisis.

Student activist spreads word about upcoming climate strike

Lucia Granja, RubicOnline December 2, 2019
The climate strike will take place at the Capitol on Friday.

U.S. will officially withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline November 13, 2019
President Trump officially began the year-long process of removing the United States from the agreement on Nov. 4.
[THE 5] Homicide, the Intelligence Committee, the Climate Strike, and Justin Trudeau's blackface

[THE 5] Homicide, the Intelligence Committee, the Climate Strike, and Justin Trudeau’s blackface

Evelyn Lillemoe, Chief Visual Editor September 27, 2019
The 5 is a monthly digest of local, national and international news curated to build awareness and inspire discussion.

Moments from Friday’s Climate Protest

Tana Ososki and Henry Burkhardt September 25, 2019

The Climate Strike extended far beyond Minnesota, with an estimated 150 countries, 2000 cities, and 1.4 million teens protesting globally, according to the Global Climate Strike website.

Senior Paige Indritz helped SPA students interested in the strike get organized. “What I want to have happen next is that everyone can have a conversation about the implications of climate change, what we can do to change it, and how we can promote this change within the government,” Indritz said.

Climate strike organizers talk planning, involvement, and next steps

Lara Cayci and Quinn Christensen September 22, 2019
Plans have been in the works for the Sept. 20 climate strike since July.
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