Author: Abby Fenton, Youth Programs Director

Learning from the Genius of Youth: Reflections on 11 Years at Climate Generation

I first met Will Steger in 2006 over a cup of coffee in South Minneapolis. I had just finished up a five year stint working as a winter instructor at Voyageur Outward Bound in Ely, Minnesota, where we learned all about the historic expeditions that Will led to the North and South Poles, along with […]

In the shadow of Keystone, Midwest youth climate activist pipeline is up and running

Chants of “love water not oil,” “another world is possible,” and “Hey! Obama! We don’t want your pipeline drama” filled the streets of St. Paul on Saturday, as 5,000+ marched to the Capitol to demand a stop to the massive Enbridge pipeline expansion threatening the Great Lakes region. The strength of the Midwest youth climate […]

A Regional Coalition Rises out of the Heartland

Emerging from a several years of strategic conversation, cross-state collaboration, and the intense growth of the youth climate movement here in the Midwest, a fledgling coalition is rising. Following in the spirit of regional coalitions launched in the Southeast (Southern Energy Network) and Northwest (Cascade Climate Network), the Midwest Youth Climate Coalition seeks to deepen […]

Ohio Youth Ramp Up Fracking Resistance

As many student organizations wind down for winter break, student organizers in Ohio continue to ramp things up. Check out these blogs and media hits from the OH Student Environmental Coalition who has launched a well-coordinated, sustained and aggressive campaign on the fracking industry across the state.

Trail Dispatch – Reflecting on the expedition

The Baffin Island Expedition is complete, but the lessons learned and Inuit voices are just beginning to be reflected upon and shared. We have returned to Minnesota and to a new season – May in Minnesota is green and lush; lilacs bloom and spill over back yard fences; maples, elms and birches show off their […]

Trail Dispatch – Students in Iglulik say

Temperature: 10 °F/ -12 °CWind: 9 MPH/ 15 KPHCloud Cover: Clear blue skiesSunrise: 2:46 a.m. Sunset: 12:08 a.m.   The schools in Iglulik, Nunavut are full of life and energy. The walls are decorated with student artwork, bright posters, and historic photos from the community. Sprinkled throughout both schools are handmade signs welcoming the Global […]