There are many local and national organizations keeping track of how we call can advocate and lobby for stopping the climate crisis.  Not every cause or activity  is for everybody. We urge you to find the issue and action that is right for you

First,  an update on some of the action items listed here for you to work on over the past few months.  There are some victories and some temporary defeats.  Fresh Energy has a list of the legislative session review with details here.  Also, we asked you to lobby against a new Xcel gas plant and it worked!  Here are the details

Here are some immediate calls to action:

1.  Trees, plants, habitat –  One of the most important ways you can support the environment is by physically getting your hands in the dirt. There are opportunities to learn about our local tree species, climate, and biodiversity at Lebanon Hills Regional Park. The year, park staff host stewardship work nights and other habitat restoration events where volunteers can help us with invasive species removal, seed collecting, tree and shrub planting and more.  This is a Dakota County initiative.
2. The Union of Concerned Scientists is asking us all to push the Biden administration to listen to the scientists about climate change and more. Here is how you can help.

3.  Watch this space for more details about a local Mendota Heights grass roots move to plant 5,000 trees in 5 years.  We need YOUR help to make that happen.  If you want to be on the steering committee (we need help)- come to a meeting  (RSVP to BPearlman@ymail.com)

Where:  1704 Vicki Lane (Leslie Pilgrim’s home)
When:   Sunday, August 8 at 4:30. Refreshments will be served.
Promise: No need to commit to anything. Come to listen and participate in a discussion about the need for trees here, everywhere, and now.