A project of the Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC) and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), in collaboration with the Minnesota Departments of Health, Natural Resources, and Agriculture as well as the Minnesota Historical Society, We Are Water MN strives to bridge the disconnect between scientific knowledges about water and human practices and engagements with water.
Land acknowledgement statements are increasingly common practice, but as they are developed, this article reminds us to ask “Are you doing it to make yourself feel better or to ease your guilt? Are you doing it because you agree that education is really important? Is there something that can come out of it?”
Fresh water is the most important substance on Earth, but it isn’t equally distributed across the planet. How many benefits do the world’s largest lakes provide? Interdisciplinary research begins to explore this complex question.
After the Storm: How Hurricane Katrina and the murder of Emmett Till shaped one woman’s commitment to climate justice
With insights on race, history, climate, family and so much more, Mary Helgar connects Civil Rights traumas of the 1950s, hurricane tragedy in 2005, and climate inequity now in this thoughtful reflection.
An unassuming email with the subject line “possible to talk about hosting a water-community exhibit in LES?” came through my inbox midday on February 27, 2018. Little did I know this email would change the way I looked at my work at the Institute on the Environment (IonE) and spark my drive for collaborations within and outside the University community in respect to absent narratives.
“What’s my relationship to water, as a woman?” Fond du Lac’s Nikki Crowe repeated the question posed to her. “Women take care of the water. Everyone in this room came from a woman, and started in the womb being carried in water, so for women, it is important for us to take care of the water.”