Tour TV legend Don Shelby's ultra-green Excelsior home

A man poses with a stone statue in front of a house
Former WCCO news anchor and climate advocate Don Shelby poses with an inuksuk in front of his Excelsior home. The stone statue is adapted from the Iñupiat culture. The Alaskan natives are some of the most at risk of climate change because much of their land is melting.
Paul Huttner | MPR News

Former WCCO news anchor and climate advocate Don Shelby recently gave Climate Cast a tour of his Excelsior home.

From 80-foot wells, to a secret passageway leading to a state-of-the-art geothermal system, to a stone statue signifying the people most at risk from climate change, Shelby built a home meant to inspire others to act.

“If you aren’t doing something positive, you are part of the problem that everyone is seeking to solve,” he told host Paul Huttner.

To join along on the tour, click play on the audio player above or subscribe to the Climate Cast podcast.

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