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Northfield Area Climate Summit draws big crowd

audienceFresh Energy congratulates the community team that created a first-of-its-kind climate summit last Saturday in Northfield, Minnesota, hosted by St. Olaf College. Despite being held during a snowstorm, the summit drew more than 650 people who spent the day discussing local, state, and national climate solutions. Event sponsors included students and faculty at St. Olaf College and Carleton College, the Northfield Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Northfield, and many others. The volunteer planning team included city council members, faith leaders, and many local citizens.

Representative David Bly (DFL) welcomed the packed audience and meteorologist and entrepreneur Paul Douglas gave the keynote address. Ellen Anderson, Governor Mark Dayton’s senior advisor on energy and environment, gave a response. Thirty organizations contributed to the resource fair during the day.

Fresh Energy’s J. Drake Hamilton led two afternoon sessions on climate policy progress, highlighting state and federal action on global warming and how individuals and communities can help.

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Last Saturday, despite a snowstorm, the Northfield Area Climate Summit drew more than 650 people who spent the day discussing local, state, and national climate solutions.

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