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Green Visions: "We are all eyewitnesses to climate change"

Taji Joseph from "Eyewitness: Minnesota Voices on Climate Change"

Climate Generation - and apparently a lot of Minnesotans - want the state legislature to be able to hit the ground running when they reconvene January 5.

One of the ways they hope lawmakers can accomplish that is if they hear from their constituents. So they're gathering written testimony from people in all 67 legislative districts about the effects of climate change they've already seen, and why they're asking for "bold climate action."

"Everything we cherish about life, whether it be the rich soil needed for us to grow vegetables and crops, the trees and plants that give us our oxygen, the clean water we all as human beings depend on to keep the blood flowing in our bodies–all of this will greatly be affected without our immediate intervention to slow or stopclimate change. For this art piece, I wanted to use as many materials as possible found innature, such as dirt, tree bark, and stones, to show that no matter how small or insignificant something may seem to you, everything in life serves a purpose." - Taji Joseph, Age 26; Minneapolis, MN; Visual Artist, African-American, Uncle

Here is the template for your letter, and there's also a place to submit your own letter without the prompts.  The full Eyewitness Letter Program Toolkit is available here.

You can read more about the EyeWitness project here.

Read about the book, Eyewitness: Minnesota Voices on Climate Change here, and meander through the virtual gallery.

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