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(CLIMATE) CHANGE - Marquette City Commission passed the Climate Action Resolution on Dec. 20, 2021 with a unanimous vote. The draft of the resolution was originally written by NMU faculty and students and contributing community members.

Climate resolution incentivizes Marquette to become climate neutral

Olivia Apa, Features Writer January 21, 2022

NMU students are paving the way for a sustainable, climate neutral future for Marquette.  In September 2021, assistant professor Ryan Stock gathered a group of environmentalists from on campus and...

Climate@Noon event discusses gendered livelihoods, farming in Ghana

[email protected] event discusses gendered livelihoods, farming in Ghana

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor September 6, 2021

Hanson Nyantakyi-Frimpong, assistant professor of geography at the University of Denver, has been researching how ineffective farming in the floodplains of Ghana has led to greater societal issues, especially...

Sincerely, the North Wind Staff

Editorial—We support faculty-led carbon neutrality initiative

North Wind Staff January 26, 2021

Currently circulating among students and faculty is a letter addressed to President Fritz Erickson which urges NMU to commit to carbon neutrality by 2030 or 2050. The letter, as of Jan. 22, has so far...

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Open letter—NMU, commit to carbon neutrality

Ryan Stock January 22, 2021

President Fritz J. Erickson, Northern Michigan University is nationally renowned as a center of excellence in teaching and research. What began as a teaching college in 1899 has over time redefined...

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MILD WINTER— A small collection of rocks along the shoreline of Presque Isle are a small reminder of the time of year, despite warmer temperatures.

Upper Peninsula facing snow drought

Rayna Sherbinow January 22, 2021

Over halfway through January, the Upper Peninsula has less snow than usual. Data from Michigan Tech indicate that from October 2019 to January 2020 the Keweenaw Peninsula and the surrounding area received...

Climate@Noon event flyer for Gender and Climate Adaptation

[email protected] – Gender & Climate Adaptation

Ashley Beronja January 22, 2021

On Friday, Jan. 22 from 12-1 p.m. the Northern Climate Network will host the first free virtual event of the semester, "[email protected] - Gender & Climate Adaptation," as part of the ongoing virtual...

FORMING CHANGE—The performance “What We Leave Behind,” staged at the Forest Roberts Theatre used multimedia storytelling involving large screens, music and dance.
Photo courtesy of Forest Roberts Theatre

Shifting bodies for shifting climate

Isabelle Tavares November 14, 2019

Think about your loved ones. What will the environment look like for them in the future? Picture your favorite place. What will the landscape look like 30 years from now? The producers of “What We Leave...

BEND LIKE A WILLOW—Student dancers participating in the CO/LAB Collective production, “What We Leave Behind: Addressing Climate Change Through Dance,” commune with nature.

Artists collaborate for climate

Akasha Khalsa October 30, 2019

Seeking to promote awareness of climate change through artistic expression, a new lecture, dance, multimedia and live music collaborative performance by the CO/LAB collective is coming to the Forest Roberts...

INCITING CHANGE—The NMU Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby shows “The Human Element in Weston Hall Thursday, Oct. 24 to get students thinking about how the human race impacts the basic elements of life.
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Film viewing on climate change

Rayna Sherbinow October 30, 2019

For an hour and 16 minutes, the audience sat in Weston Hall, attentively watching “The Human Element,” a movie about people and their impact on the global climate. Then, the lights came on, and members...

Listen for words, not the intent

Listen for words, not the intent

David Cooper October 17, 2019

I’ve always read The North Wind but have never bothered to respond before. But this issue is too important to ignore. First, intent is subjective and we have no way of knowing what another’s intent...

16-year-old Swedish Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - HP1EF9N1AIFX9

Listen for intent, not words

Jessica Parsons October 3, 2019

The words of Environmental Activist Greta Thunberg, 16, have been heard across the globe, at this point. Her wit and passion to speak out against world leaders and politicians have been an example for...

PLANET, NOT PROFIT—Ishpeming High School seniors Kyle Erickson (left) and Tyler Larson (right) march for climate, chanting to implement the “Green New Deal.” The march took place on NMU campus Friday, Sept. 20, as part of a world-wide initiative to demand urgent action on climate change. A youthful presence led the cause across the globe.  Denali Drake/NW


Mary McDonough September 26, 2019

Over 150 students, professors and community members marched around NMU’s campus on Friday, Sept. 20, in support of the growing initiative to combat climate change and was one of thousands of similar...

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