As the Director of Rural Strategies at IATP, Anna Claussen focuses on the creation and retention of natural and social wealth within rural communities in order to improve the quality of life for all residents. Of particular interest is the impact of extreme weather and changing climate on rural communities and the opportunities for an emerging bio-based economy that can produce clean food, energy and materials. A landscape architect by training, Anna bridges years of practice in urban design and planning with a life deeply rooted on a Minnesota family farm. - See more at: http://www.iatp.org/about/staff/anna-claussen#sthash.M9D0d74G.dpuf
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Sunday, May 15, 2016
Climate Democracy for Rural Communities
In early March, farmers and rural residents of southeast Minnesota gathered for three intensive days of presentations, discussion and deliberation around the thorny issue of climate change. The Winona, Minnesota Climate Dialogue participants, most of them in shirts and jeans, were a blend of ages,...