Katya Gordon for the Lake County News-Chronicle
Three developments have recently intertwined to shape a path forward for managing waste in our country.
A year ago, when we returned from our sailing trip, we were met on the dock by several glum-faced friends who informed us that President Donald Trump had just announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.
"Climate is what you expect; weather is what you get." We spoke these words frequently to reduce confusion.
An exciting project along the North Shore has broad implications for our economy and our future. Wolf Ridge ELC, a nationally acclaimed environmental learning center near Finland, has embarked on a building project slated to pass the Living Building Challenge (LBC), the highest international standard in the world for sustainable infrastructure.
While we dig out from our (hopefully final) snowstorm of the year, and note that so far, temperatures in April hover about 12 degrees below normal, large-scale meetings and events around the world remind us that the crisis of climate change and global pollution continue to rise to the forefront of our collective awareness in ways that usually connect back to the North Shore.
If there's one thing the city of Two Harbors is good at, it's food.
Climate solutions occur on every level, as any regular reader of this column is aware.
A newly released film, "Saving Snow" is making its way along the North Shore.
In Barbara Kingsolver's book, "Flight Behavior," a hard-working, blue-collar mom is approached by an environmentalist who reads her a "sustainability pledge."
We seem to be at a temporary standstill in Two Harbors.