Following the first UN Climate Negotiations since President Trump announced that the U.S. would exit the Paris agreement, Twin Cities youth took part in The Climate Legacy Time Capsule Project’s national day of dedication Saturday afternoon.
The dedication was held at the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda in conjunction with other ceremonies held across the country.
According to a press release, the Twin Cities time capsule was filled with letters citizens contributed and with objects meant to represent the city’s legacy on climate change. It will be opened at the same time as other time capsules across the country in November 2067.
The Climate Legacy Time Capsule Project was created by Sunrise, a group dedicated to putting a stop to climate change and creating good jobs in the process.
“The time capsule reminds us that history will remember our choices at this critical moment,” Sunrise’s website stated. “In dedicating the time capsule, we also dedicate ourselves to work for a better tomorrow. By recording history, we can change it.”
According to Sunrise the rally was sparked by many of this year’s political moves involving climate change.
Earlier this year Trump claimed he would withdraw the United States from the Paris agreement on climate change citing financial burdens.
Over the summer Minnesota joined dozens of other states that pledged to honor the Paris accord.