There has never been a more important time to vocalize the ways we are experiencing climate change, through our stories and by sharing our perspectives. When we share with others, our reflections of climate change become activated; they become real, and they hold the potential to influence others. Over the past several years Climate Generation […]
With scores of opinions in the media on climate change, and misinformation rampant, art has the power to cut through the noise with a raw clarity that brings in emotion, creativity, and imagination. At Climate Generation, we have found that balancing the science with the arts is an influential combination for engaging people on climate […]
In order to normalize climate change we must be willing to talk about it, to meet others, and have compassion for those who hold opposing views. This summer, Megan (Senior Programs Coordinator) and I were invited to meet new partners at the Climate and Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP) in Western Pennsylvania and share this approach […]
If you’re searching for ways to motivate yourself to engage in climate action this year, you don’t need to look far. In just the first two weeks of January, Climate Generation staff attended two unique events inspired, organized and hosted by citizens who live and work right here in the the Twin Cities Metro. These […]
The results of the recent election have demonstrated the emergent divide in our country. It has left many feeling defeated, and uncertain of the road ahead. It is in these moments that I know I will have to cling to my faith and call on my family, friends and allies for support. Just before the […]
Climate Minnesota: Local Stories, Community Solutions, a two-year project funded through the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, will uniquely feature individual stories to create compelling examples of how climate change has and will impact Minnesota communities. For more information and to follow the Climate Minnesota: Local Stories, Community Solutions blog series, click here.
Energy Conservation Challenge leads to Student Empowerment in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Public Schools
The “191 Battle of the Buildings” (modeled after the EPA’s national contest) was a challenge for Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 to reduce their Carbon Footprint. Energy reductions (calculated from buildings that saved) resulted in nearly 9% in energy reductions for the district. The MN GreenCorps program is a statewide AmeriCorps program, administered through the Minnesota […]