October 2, 2010


Cool Planet, located in Edina, Minnesota, was established in 2007 by co-founder Paul Thompson (with Jeni Shoemate).  Cool Planet strives to strengthen and empower the community of Edina and other communities 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 Family Frisbee Festival, MN Overall Flying Disc Championships, LowCarbon Crossings, Cool Planet Family Lives Here classes and many other outreach events and presentations.  

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

Cool Planet is a Community Impact Partner of the Edina Community Foundation.


Founder: Paul Thompson

Board Member: Mindy Ahler Olmstead

Board Member: Joe Foss

Intern: Kate





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