Cool Planet, located in Edina, Minnesota, was established in 2007 by co-founder Paul Thompson.  Cool Planet strives to strengthen and empower the community of Edina by providing fun and engaging opportunities for citizens to join together in local homegrown solutions to climate change.

Examples of Cool Planet’s outreach include, and are not limited to, working with youth in Edina schools, congregations, neighborhoods, and the City of Edina to create more sustainable programs.  Cool Planet is the host or co-host of events including the Edina Frisbee Classic, Earth Hour and MN350 Moving Planet.

Cool Planet is developing Speak Up!, a program focused on training individuals to reach out in their communities and articulate current climate science and provide steps and resources to take action toward sustainability.

Please browse our website to learn more about what Cool Planet is all about.

Cool Planet is a designated fund of the Edina Community Foundation.


Founder: Paul Thompson

Board Member: Mindy Ahler Olmstead

Board Member: Joe Foss

Intern: Kate





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  1. Howdy!

    We are having Aaron Doering from the University of Mn come to our school March 13 for a panel discussion on consumption and its effects on the environment. We have one spot left for the panel and would like for you to join us here in Austin, Mn, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Please let me know if you are willing and able to be part of our panel.


    Rayce W. Hardy
    Austin High School

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