Author: Climate Generation

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 tknisely@threeriversparkdistrict.org Lauren Boritzke, Climate Generation 262-490-6562 lauren@climategen.org 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. https://media.climategen.org/20190131-mpr-climate-cast-jays-climate-story-20190131_cc_20190131_64.mp3 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 http://www.uglydaisy.com/category/garrigan/. 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: http://www.benweaver.net. This Story is a Spiral Two birds flew out from a cloud I looked up as they went overhead making a […]

Heart-Full February

Letter from the Executive Director In honor of Valentine’s Day, we want to express our gratitude to you for making our work possible. We recently engaged in a thoughtful, intentional conversation with our staff and Development Committee about who and where we take funding from. In preparation for the conversation, we learned that many organizations […]

Joseph’s Climate Story

Joseph Rousu is the founder and Chief Operations Officer of Ogema Organics. He is a member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe and resident of the White Earth Reservation. An earlier version of Joseph’s story originally aired on Minnesota Public Radio’s Climate Cast show and shared through our e-communications, however Joseph wanted to tell a more […]

Jim’s Climate Story

Jim Gilbert’s Nature Notes are heard on WCCO Radio beginning at 7:10 a.m. each Sunday morning. His outdoor observations and the phenology notes he collects from a network of observers across Minnesota and western Wisconsin are used for the radio broadcasts and have been part of the Minnesota Weatherguide Environment Calendars since 1977. Jim is […]

Jerry’s Climate Story

Jerry and Sue Untiedt’s farming adventure began in 1971, when, after college they moved west to Waverly, Minnesota. They purchased a small piece of farmland and established Untiedt’s Vegetable Farm. Jerry recognized the ramifications of climate change long ago and reacted by changing farming practices and adopting new technologies, specifically “high tunnel production”, which has […]