Author: Climate Generation

Betty’s Climate Story

Betty Tisel was an attendee of our 2019 Talk Climate Institute. My name is Betty Tisel, and I’m from Minneapolis. Here’s a short climate story, from the future. It is 10:30 p.m. A young woman enters the train station alone. As she steps along, small path lights come on to illuminate the area. Behind her, […]

Lori’s Climate Story

Lori Imsdahl is a public health practitioner and communication specialist. She writes for fun at It was 2006, and I was tired. I was so tired, I fell asleep watching Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth at a theater in Brooklyn. My friend elbowed me when I began to snore, my body slumped against a […]

Celebrating the environment & our communities

Letter from the Executive Director Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Nearly 50 years later, the work continues as we address the urgency of climate change and accelerate solutions. I recently had the opportunity to present our work and the need for bold climate […]

Three Rivers Park District to Receive an Environmental Initiative Award for Climate Conversations

March 22, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tom Knisely, Three Rivers Park District Media Relations Specialist 763-694-7617 Lauren Boritzke, Climate Generation 262-490-6562 Three Rivers Park District is honored to receive the Minnesota Environmental Initiative’s 2019 Environmental Innovation Award for the Climate Conversations program series. This award is given annually by Minnesota Environmental Initiative […]

We’ve got the power

Letter from the Executive Director March has been action-packed, with 100% renewable energy announcements from companies like 3M, Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan’s One Minnesota Path to Clean Energy, our Youth Climate Justice Summit, a new Humanities curriculum for educators, and our Zero Waste Challenge! Our Advisory Board member and 3M Sustainability […]

Why We’re Going Zero Waste for 10 Days

From March 11–20, our staff — and the supporters and followers we bring along with us — will embark on the journey of living zero waste for ten days. The idea came to life when our board member, Dr. Christie Manning, shared that she does this same challenge with each class she teaches at Macalester […]

Jay’s Climate Story; as heard on Climate Cast

By Paul Huttner January 31, 2019 Hear a Climate Story from Jay McCleary of Red Wing, Minnesota. Ernst Rauch, head of the Climate Group at Munich Reinsurance, explains how insurance companies are grappling with the massive financial toll on this week’s Climate Cast. Why climate change cost the U.S. $160 billion last year Listen […]

MaryBeth’s Climate Story

Mary Beth Garrigan is a visual artist and you can learn more about her work at This story was originally shared at the Climate Conversation: Silverwood Park in partnership with Climate Generation and Three Rivers Park District. The New Climate My art usually is inspired by stories. Stories about the topic of climate change […]

Ben Weaver’s Climate Story

Ben was a featured storyteller at the Climate Conversation at Silverwood Park in February of 2019 in partnership with Climate Generation and Three Rivers Park District. To learn more about Ben’s work visit: This Story is a Spiral Two birds flew out from a cloud I looked up as they went overhead making a […]