Author: Climate Generation

Amping up climate commitments

Letter from the Executive Director One of the clearest and most devastating climate change impacts has been the dramatic amplification of damage caused by hurricanes. As Hurricane Florence landed on the eastern seaboard and with relentless negative news, it was extremely uplifting to spend last week with leaders at the Global Climate Action Summit in […]

A year of setting records

Letter from the Executive Director We are approaching the fourth hottest year on record with several all-time heat records set this summer. A new report in The New York Times shows just how widespread and intense the impact of climate change is right now and how unprepared we are for future impacts. In the U.S., […]

Rise up and demand change

Letter from the Executive Director In the past year, Climate Generation has watched with frustration the dismantling of environmental policies, an increase in inequitable and dishonest platforms, and the rise of dehumanizing behavior from our country’s leadership. We have seen unjust actions against immigrants and we are committed to standing with marginalized people now and […]

Climate Generation Chosen as 2018 The North Face Explore Fund Grant Recipient

The Explore Fund Empowers Future Explorers by Removing Barriers to Getting Outside Today, we’re excited to announce that Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy has been chosen as a 2018 The North Face Explore Fund grant recipient! With the support of The North Face, Climate Generation will launch the pilot of the Master Climate Stewards […]

Lacy’s Climate Story

Lacy Tooker-Kirkevold was a climate storyteller featured during our Youth Convening Minnesota project at the convening in Moorhead, Minnesota. Throughout my youth I attended a bible camp in Amery, Wisconsin every Summer. It was on a huge beautiful lake, so every morning we would have to bundle up in our sweatshirts on our way to […]

Minnesota is Still In

On June 13th, our MN is Still In day of action brought together business leaders, policymakers, and supporters to celebrate climate change solutions and our clean energy progress. The day included a benefit luncheon for Climate Generation, the Leadership on Climate Action Business Workshop, and a screening of James Redford’s film Happening: A Clean Energy […]

Danny’s Climate Story

Danny Friedman was a climate storyteller featured during our Youth Convening Minnesota project at the convening in Warba, Minnesota. I talked a lot as a kid. If you know me, you might say that I still do. My mother told me that as a younger person, the only time I would stop talking was in […]

Our Statement: Line 3

With the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission decision to approve Enbridge Line 3 pipeline, using a new route than where it’s current aging pipeline travels, we acknowledge the difficulty with which the decision was reached and feel disappointed by the impacts this decision will have on the climate cost to future generations. We were emboldened by […]

Johnette’s Climate Story

Johnette Ostlund, a freshman at Carlton High School, was a climate storyteller featured during our Youth Convening Minnesota project at the convening in Carlton, Minnesota in partnership with Youth Eco Solutions (YES!). Growing up, I’ve done a lot of mountain biking with my friends and family. Now, I’m actually part of the new CEC (Cloquet […]

Taylor’s Climate Story

Taylor Turman, a tenth grader at Northern Lights Community School and local beekeeper, was a climate storyteller featured during our Youth Convening Minnesota project at the convening in Warba, Minnesota. I grew up in Grand Rapids, my family having moved here when I was four. When I was in the second grade, my dad retired […]