The Sierra Club North Star Chapter and the Minneapolis NAACP partnered together to hold an Earth Day Celebration to honor “Green Heroes of Color” on Thursday, April 22. The celebration included dinner, a demonstration garden, and youth performances by Climate Change Crew and the Arts Us dance crew. St. Paul City Council Member Melvin Carter III (Ward 1) and former Minnesota State Representative, and governor hopeful, Matt Entenza were also in attendance.
Climate Change Crew is part of the Kitty Anderson Youth Science Center at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Their song, “Change Is Needed,” won the Green for All National ‘Dream Reborn’ contest.
Keynote speaker Leslie Fields, the National Director of Environmental Justice for the Sierra Club and a former lobbyist for the National NAACP Washington Bureau, congratulated the people of Minnesota for all the work we have done regarding food security and environmental justice and hopes we will continue to lead the country and be a voice for those who are not heard.