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Michigan farmers, residents, praise wind power

Farmers are committing suicide in record numbers—in the US and around the world. Crop and water disasters are a major part of this, resulting in loss of income, massive debt, and unending despair. For some, “farming energy” with solar and wind, along with more traditional agricultural products, may avoid the unhappy reality of selling for development.

“For those committed to farmland conservation programs, Mills said, wind farms and wind turbines help keep farmers living on their farm lands, help attract and retain younger people, and help provide diversified funding streams…”

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What moral heroes are made of

Conservation might be seen as a heroic task. It involves taking the here-and-now and thinking into the future, against great odds. With climate change it means re-thinking what is a good use of our time and what is truly urgent. Just what are moral heroes made of? Maybe they are describing you…

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Climate change is happening, here’s how you can help

A local land trust’s website pages are helping to lead the way.

Talking about climate change and the impacts it is having on the animals, communities, and landscapes people care about is critical. Walking the walk demonstrates the land trust really cares about the issue and is serious about its pledge to conserve land for generations to come.

Providing community members with steps they can take is central to them staying involved and being part of the solution. Check out how one land trust is doing this…

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Talking about solar as part of the solution

Otsego Land Trust features solar on their website.

“As a conservation organization, Otsego Land Trust understands that climate change is an enormous conservation challenge. Our work protecting forest and farmlands, wetlands, open space, and wildlife habitat makes a positive contribution to mitigating the negative damage of climate change…”

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Judy Anderson

The most important thing you can do to fight global warming…End the climate “spiral of silence.”

A new survey confirms the media contributes to the climate silence: “Only about four in ten Americans (43 percent) say they hear about global warming in the media once a month or more frequently. That’s resulting in an increase in climate denial.

As science-based organizations, working to uphold conservation attributes of land and water over time, land trusts talking about climate change is increasingly important.

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How does local land conservation relate to climate change?

Creating videos that are conversational, jargon-free, and compelling involves finding the right messengers and imagery, supported by an occasional fact to back it up. This video goes a long way in that direction. Check out the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust’s leadership in helping their community connect the dots…

Northwest Arkansas Land Trust and a farmer explain…

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Land Trusts installing EV Charging Stations

Mendocino Land Trust has been partnering with California State Parks and the Mendocino Council of Governments to bring electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to the public at local trail and park destinations.

California State Parks is responding to the increasing challenges of climate change with the installation of EV charging stations as part of their “Cool Parks” initiative.

“Our donors and supporters are saying what a great opportunity this grant represents for the local community and visitors to the Mendocino Coast…”

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Milwaukee's Urban Rivers Land Trust

Connecting people

“River Revitalization offers opportunities for people to connect with Milwaukee’s urban rivers.  This connection to water and nature is central to our mission of protecting Milwaukee’s rivers. Community members help take care of land, open green space and trails.  This work connects neighborhoods with each other, teaches and encourages safe interactions with urban land and rivers, and helps restore our river systems…”

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