Author: Climate Generation

From one adventure to the next

Letter from the Executive Director The snow seems to have followed me from the mountain west, supporting my transition back to Minnesota and Climate Generation. My journey was not without reminders that climate change does indeed affect the people, places, and sports that I love, from an initial limited snowpack in Utah and Colorado to […]

The Clean Green Future

Letter from the Associate Director We know that to build a better future we must imagine ourselves there. We also know that despite current political challenges, there are many examples display how that exact future is already here. The clean energy revolution is marching on: 125 companies, including Walmart, IKEA, eBay, Johnson and Johnson, and […]

A Year of Possibility

Letter from the Executive Director As 2018 begins, we take stock of the challenges we face with renewed vigor and energy for the year ahead. While our political system continues to push an anti-science, pro-fossil fuel industry agenda, the spectacularly hopeful news is this: youth, communities, businesses, and energy markets are offering real, tangible solutions. […]

Jay’s Climate Story

Growing up in Minnesota, winter – for me – meant playing hockey. Walking to the local rink and skating with my friends on weeknights for maybe an hour or two. Saturdays and Sundays meant skating for four or five hours. All of this skating was done on outdoor ice in Cottage Grove. In 1972, we […]

A Vision for Our Future

Letter from the Executive Director 2017 has been an unusually bad year for extreme, climate-related weather events–from floods and hurricanes to raging forest fires that are currently burning across California. As we’ve followed the seemingly uncontrollable fires, it’s difficult to dismiss that seven of California’s ten largest modern wildfires have occurred in the last 14 […]

Your Window into COP23 Day 12: November 17

Our delegation was a part of the U.S. People’s Delegation at COP23. Watch how people from across the country represented U.S. leadership and highlighted the just and equitable solutions we need. The U.S. People's Delegation at COP23 Communities in the U.S. are standing up. Despite Trump’s disastrous climate decisions, at the UN Climate Talks, the […]

Your Window into COP23 Day 11: November 16

Watch Melissa Hortman’s webinar from yesterday on the power of Minnesotans at COP23 and the power to make a difference at home. Today is Education Day at COP23, and our delegates have the opportunity to participate in a number of sessions focused on education’s role in achieving climate action. Education is recognized by the United Nations […]

Your Window into COP23 Day 10: November 15

Watch our Education webcast in partnership with the Climate Literacy Network (CLEAN), featuring our delegates John Olson and Adri Arquin. When the U.S. announced that it would pull out of the Paris Agreement, it was quickly realized that others would need to step into the leadership vacuum. In addition to cities, states, colleges and universities, […]

We’re Moving Forward

Letter from the Executive Director This month kicked off with our growing community of supporters and delicious beer, thanks to partnerships with Rahr Corporation and Indeed Brewing who generously hosted fundraisers for us. Our multi-sector COP23 delegation had the opportunity to meet other local delegations and Minnesota’s Lt. Governor Tina Smith before they began their […]