The second in our series about how climate change affects school children features the creative writing and strong voices of 826 MSP students.
The creators and sustainers of 826 MSP center BIPOC youth voices and leadership. They believe what young people write matters and they work to amplify youth voices to effect change — in this case, to reverse climate change.
This National Night Out, see how to transform neighborhoods and strengthen communities by turning regular residential streets into “Play Streets!”
Operating a Little Free Library is more work — and more rewarding — than it may initially appear. The chance to attract book lovers, preschoolers, neighbors, strangers and, especially, dogs, however, makes it all worthwhile.
Why green space doesn’t make suburbs more environmentally friendly than cities, how Japanese toddlers are more helpful to their parents and more on global urban trends.
As a new dad, our author is reading lots of baby and toddler books, over and over again. But few promote an urbanist lifestyle that doesn’t rely on large motor vehicles.
I spent three mornings in the last week volunteering to wear a yellow vest and hold a fluorescent poster board, just down the street from my local elementary school. The sign said “SLOW You’re Almost There,” and it was addressed to parents who were driving their children to school. As they approached the curve where […]
We’re all doomed. As a Gen-X American, I grew up with entertainment and popular culture that reverberated with the notion that no crisis, or monster attack, or alien invasion, or government conspiracy is a match for Kids on Bikes, a belief recently reintroduced by TV shows paying homage to the stories of my youth, featuring […]
I spent half of a recent Saturday outside helping some friends do yard work in what most would call a working class to low-income neighborhood of Saint Paul. It’s a pretty diverse place, too, with U.S.-born black, indigenous, and white people living side-by-side with immigrant families from many countries. My friends’ duplex apartment is on […]
[This is part of streets.mn’s “transpo convo” series, which aims to to be an oral history of getting around the Twin Cities, one person at a time.] Growing up, I learned the Sesame Street song “Who are the People in your Neighborhood?” Living on a farm, my neighborhood looked quite a bit different from Sesame […]