Climate change is now widely recognized as the major environmental problem facing the globe. Addressing the facts about climate change can open new doors to finding solutions; changing the future of our planet.
The world is interconnected and interdependent in ways fascinating and frightening. Every minute of every day, the activity and pursuits of people in one part of the globe are touching those of people in another. Understanding the interconnected issues of globalization, sustainability and poverty requires many voices and many perspectives.
2009 H1N1 (sometimes called "swine flu") is an influenza virus causing illness in people worldwide. This virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. H1N1 is spreading from person-to-person, probably in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread. On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) signaled that a pandemic of 2009 H1N1 flu was underway.
The Winona area boasts three higher education platforms for students to grow their knowledge base and become more active participants in the professional field. Winona State University, Saint Mary's University and Southeast Technical College will be highlighted.
To connect with the community, residents find ways to give back and help fellow Winonans. Search for these opportunities and ways to truly build a community through its people.
In response to the growing demand for locally-grown and sustainable foods, the Mississippi River Valley is a host for many resources on the topic of sustainability. Sustainable foods are produced by people and with practices that value and care for the earth, workers and food, are produced close to home so foods are fresh, nutritional and seasonal.