State leaders honored a ten-year-old girl for her climate change activism. In June, Numa Zahra of Circle Pines sent a letter to her city council urging them to act on climate change. The letter is credited with solidifying the council’s plan to join the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s (MPCA’s) GreenStep Cities program in July…

“I never thought such a small contribution would leave a large impact, thank you Mayor and City Council for listening to my thoughts on climate change and encouraging me to do more about preserving our planet and thereby sustaining the environment.”

The GreenStep program promotes community involvement in cities “going green.” Governor Tim Walz has declared this “Climate Week” in Minnesota.