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Anna Newton

Climate Storyteller

Location: Minnesota

Anna Newton is a grandmother who has been noticing the deteriorating climate over generations and is doing her part to drive climate solutions in her small town in the Midwest. She represents a growing group of what’s called “the encore generation,” who are spending the last parts of their lives leaning into meaning and leaving a legacy of a more just and sustainable world for her children and grandchildren. She repurposed abandoned lots and turned them into a landscape of native plants, empowered herself and others to garden, and has switched to a “green lifestyle” in the later years of her life.