Problem: industrial pollution more disproportionally affects minorities than affluent whites.
Solution: teaching young people how to spread the word on protecting the environment and fighting pollution Continue Reading →
Hmong Village, which opened last October in east Saint Paul, has generated about 600 jobs for the community and created a haven of pride for the southeast Asian immigrant community, which numbers in the tens of thousands here in the Twin Cities. Continue Reading →
To educate Minnesotans about the need for single-payer health care, the Minnesota Universal Health Care Coalition (MUHCC) holdsthe “Artists on Stage for Health Care” at Saint Paul’s Park Square Theatre in the historic Hamm Building. Continue Reading →
Problem: rising obesity, diabetes, global ecological crisis of oil based economy
Solution:Bike Coops such as Sibley Bike Depot
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Problem: High cost of energy
Sustaining solution: Businesses making money by focusing on energy efficiency and recycling Continue Reading →
The problem: congestion on Minnesota highways and roads, the rising cost of fuel, parking/space issues in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The solution-maker: Transit for Livable Communities and other organizations advocating for a vibrant public transportation system, included buses, light rail trains and bicycle paths. Continue Reading →
The UpTake is launches a journalism project that we hope will improve how we as a society find solutions to the “big problems” facing Minnesota. Continue Reading →