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Divest NMU Climate Change Protest- April 20, 2023

Fischer Genau July 14, 2023

Divest NMU hosted a march this Thursday that began at the Wildcat Statue at 12:30 p.m. in a cold rain, and proceeded to Cohodas Hall, where students stopped and drew messages and mantras near the entryway.

Kinomoaage translates to education or more directly, Earth shows us the way in Anishinaabemowin. (Joleigh Martinez/NW)

Opinion — Should NMU divest from fossil fuels?

Katarina Rothhorn April 20, 2023

As we celebrate Earth Week at NMU, I am proud to participate in the various activities that help us appreciate and give back to the land. Even if this is just picking up trash or going on a hike to learn...

STOP THE ROCKET — Yard signs and stickers in protest of the proposed Granot Loma rocket launch site were created by Citizens for a Safe & Clean Lake Superior, an organization that works to protect the ecosystems and shorelines surrounding Lake Superior.

Letter to the Editor — Protect Lake Superior, oppose Granot Loma rocket launch site

Mary Holohan March 2, 2023

Dear North Wind Editor: Living in Marquette, it is easy to become accustomed to the untouched beauty surrounding us, but we can’t forget that this place needs protection. With climate change on our...

DIVEST - NMU students gathered around the wildcat statue during one of DivestNMUs protests against the universitys continued investment in the fossil fuel industry.

Letter to the Editor — How to get involved in environmental justice

Marley Wolff February 28, 2023

Dear Editor,  Oftentimes our young generations are told the world is in their hands. Though what do we do when the world placed in our hands is on fire in some regions and extreme droughts in others?...

State Rep. Jenn Hill to discuss climate policy with NMU community

State Rep. Jenn Hill to discuss climate policy with NMU community

Andie Balenger February 20, 2023

The Northern Climate Network will be hosting State Rep. Jenn Hill on Feb. 24 as part of their monthly “Climate@Noon” lecture series. The recently elected legislator will be providing event attendees...

Divest NMU and the Keweenaw Youth Climate Action Group of MTU protest from their seats at the NMU vs MTU hockey game this Saturday at the Berry Events Center. The club has been advocating for NMU to phase out its investments in the fossil fuel industry and reinvest in sustainable projects since October 2021.

Editorial — NMU must divest from the fossil fuel industry

North Wind Editorial Board February 1, 2023

Last Saturday, students from both Northern Michigan University and Michigan Technological University stood together in solidarity at their rival hockey game to encourage both of their universities to remove...

(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

Climate@Noon 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 received signatures from seven institutions, including the North Wind Editorial Board, and nearly 500 student and faculty members. The faculty-driven initiative was written by Dr. Ryan Stock, assistant professor in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences.
carbon neutral NMU

Open letter—NMU, commit to carbon neutrality

Ryan Stock January 22, 2021
In the last few years, NMU has doubled down on its commitment to sustainability by launching the Sustainability Advisory Council, the Eco-Reps, additional degree and certificate programs, new courses, new faculty hires, and new partnerships and collaborations. Indeed, such efforts are internationally recognized. According to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, NMU has moved from “Bronze” to “Silver” status when measured in their STARS framework assessing sustainability performance. This designation is a significant accomplishment. And yet, NMU’s sustainable solutions remain woefully inadequate to tackle the present climate crisis.
Peter Smedley/ NW

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

Climate@Noon – 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, "Climate@Noon - Gender & Climate Adaptation," as part of the ongoing virtual...

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