Author: Climate Generation

We Must, We Can, We Will

Letter from the Executive Director Scientists have concluded that July broke all previous temperature records around the world. This is a clear sign of climate change, and it was a dominant theme in Nobel Laureate and Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality presentation earlier this month. We’ve sent our staff to the Climate Reality Leadership […]

Climate Generation receives Xcel grant for STEM education partnership

Grant Supports Green STEM Career Readiness in Minneapolis Public Schools Climate Generation receives Xcel grant for STEM education partnership and educator resources Minneapolis, Minn. — Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy announced it has received at $15,000 grant from the Xcel Energy Foundation to support the project titled: Green STEM Careers for Today and Tomorrow. […]

The biggest thing you can do for climate change action…

Letter from the Executive Director At Climate Generation, we firmly believe that naming the issue — “climate change” — is incredibly important; you can’t solve a problem you don’t understand, and you can’t understand something if you don’t talk about it. Talking about climate change with friends and family helps them learn key facts about […]

A year of youth power

“P-O-W-E-R we’ve got the power, because we are with YEA! MN!” Youth in the climate movement made waves across the globe this school year, and Minnesota youth working with Climate Generation played a big part. Check out our “advocacy recipe” of ingredients we used this year when organizing for power — and the importance of […]

Blue skies are calling…

Letter from the Executive Director Great news to kick off summer! According to a recent report, costs for renewable energy are competitive to the costs of oil, coal and gas-fired power plants and it’s cheaper to choose renewable energy over the development of a new fossil fuel plant. This might explain why our state’s largest […]

Julie’s Climate Story; as heard on Climate Cast

By Paul Huttner May 23, 2019 Hear a climate story from Julie Marckel of the Science Museum of Minnesota and a 2019 Talk Climate Institute attendee. https://media.climategen.org/20190523-mpr-climatecast-julie-marckel-climate-story-20190523_cc_20190523_64.mp3 Full broadcast: Climate change risk showing up in real estate Rising seas higher storm surges, and unprecedented flooding adds up to more risk for trillions of dollars of […]

Daniella’s Climate Story

Daniella was a youth storyteller during the 2019 Youth Climate Convening in Red Wing, part of the Youth Convening Minnesota program. I am half Costa Rican and half American. Being born and raised in the Midwest has made me realize the beauty of the outdoors and being outside. I’ve gotten to adventure to bluffs, rivers, […]