St. Olaf hosts local climate summit

The Manitou Messenger is happy to present several photos from the Climate Summit on Saturday, January 18th.

Northfield Climate Summit volunteers direct registration in Buntrock Crossroads. In attendance were St. Olaf and Carleton students and faculty, Northfield community members and local politicians.

Angel Dobrow explains the Transition Northfield movement. A Community Idea and Action Fair with displays by more than 30 state and local projects occupied Crossroads throughout the day.

Keynote speaker PaulDouglas narrates his personal journey from climate change skeptic to believer. Douglas talk, “Climate Change: Natural Cycle or Troubling Trend?”, presented the scientific evidence for human-caused climate change.

Former Minnesota senator Ellen Anderson details the states progress combating climate change.

High school students from Northfields Transition Youth movement perform a song about climate change as the summit concludes.

All Photo Credit to:Solvejg Wastvedt/KYMN Radio