Midwest Climate Collaborative Launches (Links to an external site)

UW-Madison, together with more than 15 partners across the region, launched the Midwest Climate Collaborative on Jan. 28 . . . Director Heather Navarro shares how agriculture and other key Midwestern industries are a part of that conversation.

“Collective support and solidarity”: Student Systems Conference unites Midwestern universities for climate action (Links to an external site)

Last year, Natalie Tinsen represented UW–Madison at the Midwest Climate Summit, a collaboration amongst “higher education, non-profit, corporate, and government leaders” to find ways to hasten climate action in the region. At the virtual event, Tinsen, who was then the Sustainability Chair for Associated Students of Madison, met Maddie Miller, who held the same position on the student government board at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

University of Michigan is a co-founder of the MCC (Links to an external site)

As the University of Michigan advances its commitments to climate action and university wide carbon neutrality, it joins more than 25 universities, nonprofit organizations, corporations and local governments in founding the Midwest Climate Collaborative.

University of Wisconsin-Madison joins the MCC as a co-founder (Links to an external site)

Nergard, Missy

f you only read the national news, you could be excused for thinking that climate change is solely a coastal problem. While hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, freak snowstorms on the East Coast and wildfires in the West grab the headlines, the flyover country in the Midwest faces its own set of challenges. Thirty local governments, academic institutions and nonprofits from the space between the Appalachians and the Great Plains have joined together to create the Midwest Climate Collaborative.

Midwest Climate Collaborative Launches (Links to an external site)

In fall 2020, Washington University in St. Louis led the charge in planning and convening the Midwest Climate Summit. The summit and its accompanying think tank session were cross-sector, high-level discussions involving a key group of organizations with a shared commitment to advancing climate ambition in the Midwest.

The U.S. Fight Against Climate Change Has to Start at Its Center: The Midwest (Links to an external site)

Dan Hughes grows corn, wheat, pinto beans, millet, and yellow peas on his family farm near Venango, a tiny town on the far western edge of Nebraska. “Since I can remember,” said Hughes, a serious, bespectacled man in his mid-60s, “the weather has always been paramount in our family and our livelihood.” That weather has been causing a great deal of trouble for Nebraska farmers of late . . .