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The clock is ticking. What we do in the next decade is critical. Stories unite diverse groups around a common goal to achieve seemingly impossible tasks. From building ancient temples to combatting COVID-19, humanity repeatedly demonstrates that we can pull together when there is something to unite around. Now is the time to unite around halting climate change. We have the solutions. We just need to get people on the same page in taking action.

The time to create the future we want is now.

One story at a time, our programs are reshaping unhelpful, paralyzing narratives into solution-based stories and adventures rooted in equity and kindness.

Climate change is already destabilizing our world. In Minnesota, we are seeing extreme heat, heavy downpours, and flooding that affect infrastructure, health, agriculture, forestry, transportation, air and water quality, and more. We are all in the greatest race against climate-warming emissions whether or not we signed up to be.

The good news is that the worst effects of climate change can still be avoided. We All Need Food and Water acknowledges that we are in the greatest race of all time AND that doing anything but running our fastest is chickening out! Now is the time to go the extra mile and give it our all, not sink into despair and apathy tuning out the climate crisis believing we’re doomed and it’s too late.

“History has shown that when approximately 3.5 percent of the population participates in nonviolent protest, success becomes inevitable. No nonviolent protest has ever failed to achieve its aims once it reached that threshold of participation. In the UK, this would be 2.3 million people. In the United States, 11 million.”

– Christiana Figueres

Join us to tell the stories we need to bring people together. 


Climate change?

It’s not game over.


Game on


July 17-21, 2023

Shoreview & North Oaks

The daily times and location schedules will be sent out during the first week of July.

Calling young actors! We are filming our own climate-driven TV pilot that we will air as a web series. We need a diverse cast and dozens of kids for hallway scenes. All are welcome!

Middle school climate club leader Ivy Hart announces that combatting the climate crisis isn’t “Game Over,” it’s “Game On!” This lighthearted half-hour sit-com tackles the heavy subject of climate change.  Although climate club leader Ivy Hart is only 11 years old, she has more sense and sense of purpose than many adults. She is on a mission to follow the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recommendations to cut climate-warming emissions in half by 2030—the year she will graduate from high school.

There is no charge for this activity.

"Green" Puppets


This day camp is perfect for kids who love to learn, create, perform, and make the world a better place. Participants help shape the funny and informative “Red Light, Green Light” script about choosing healthy “green light” actions and behaviors that support people and planetary health. After adapting the script to reflect the group’s sense of humor, we’ll create the sock puppets to star in the show. Then it will be time to practice the show in a professional portable puppet theater. On the last day, we’ll perform the puppet show for a younger audience and celebrate our success.

This camp is a partnership with

White Bear Center for the Arts

(4971 Long Ave. White Bear Lake, MN 55110) 

Monday-Thursday, August 7-10

9 am – 12 pm

Audiences Want Climate Stories

“Stories matter. They hold the power to make people feel seen, help communities connect issues and take action, broaden our intersectional lens, and lead us to the solutions we’ve been searching for. Whether you want to invest in the amplification of a story or share your own, you play a critical role in creating ripples of connection, understanding, empathetic awareness, and accountability across the world through each and every story you support and share.” 

The Redford Center

Author, advocate, and mom of two Mounds View School District students, Dawn Pape brings close to 30 years of experience in environmental outreach and education to her role as Executive Director of We All Need Food and Water. From being a classroom teacher, to helping schools develop nature areas on school grounds and working at a watershed district, Ms. Pape is passionate about meeting people where they are and building on strengths to move toward a more sustainable, equitable, and loving world. She is proud to have founded the Blue Thumb-Planting for Clean Water® program, educated thousands of children through pollinator puppet shows, and her “Water Heroes” curriculum.