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Middle school introduces students to climate and energy science with hands-on project

By Elizabeth Shockman November 13, 2019 https://media.climategen.org/20191113-mpr-middle_school_climate_change_20191113_64.mp3   On a recent Thursday, Katie Small’s eighth-grade science class at St. Louis Park Middle School was hard at work. The students were gathered around a series of small blue plastic suitcases, up to their elbows in wires and assembly instructions. The goal was to put together a series of “solar suitcases” — 12-volt […]

Danny’s Climate Story

By Danny Friedman November 17, 2019 I talked a lot as a kid. If you know me, you might say that I still do. My mother told me that as a younger person, the only time I would stop talking was in the forest. She would strap me into a backpack kid-carrier and we would […]

Local artists ‘Band Together’ for climate change fundraiser

By Erica Rivera November 15, 2019 t’s about time the planet got its own musical fundraiser. On Saturday at the O’Shaughnessy, Band Together will humanize the climate change crisis through an evening of music, storytelling, and activism with ticket proceeds benefiting Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy. The non-profit’s mission is to empower individuals and […]

Will Steger Talks Climate Change, 1989 Trans-Antarctica Expedition

By Bill Hudson November 14, 2019 MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — On July 27, 1989, six international explorers set out on a nearly 4,000 mile traverse of Antarctica. The polar pursuit called, the International Trans-Antarctica Expedition, was co-led by Minnesota explorer Will Steger. “This whole western side of western Antarctica ice shelf will go into the ocean,” Steger […]

Xiuhtezcatl, Astralblak and more to perform at benefit concert for Climate Generation

November 5, 2019 A coalition of Minnesota artists are coming together to put a human face to climate change with music and storytelling. Alongside 19-year-old climate activist and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Band Together takes place Nov. 16 at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium, 2004 Randolph Ave. in St. Paul. The concert begins at 7 p.m. with an […]

Struggling with climate anxiety? You’re not alone.

By Claire Elise Thompson October 15, 2019 These are trying times. Mass extinction, mass destruction, massive injustice — it can be flat-out depressing. One common prescription for climate woe is: Do something. Go to a march! Call your representative! Join the fight! But throwing your heart and soul into climate and justice work comes with its own […]

Local youth join international climate protest

By Ivan Phifer September 25, 2019 On a beautiful, sunny, unusually hot fall day, hundreds of Minnesota high school and college students gathered Friday, Sept. 20 for a climate strike. The Minnesota Strikes Back event started off with a rally at Western Sculpture Park in Saint Paul. The group then marched to the steps of […]

No Plan B: Youth Leading The Charge On Climate

Produced by Kathryn Fink September 24, 2019   https://media.climategen.org/2019-09-24-wamu-youth-leading-climate.mp3 In one of the largest youth-led global protests in history, millions around the world marched from London to Manhattan on Friday. As part of these demonstrations, young leaders are gathering in New York this week for the United Nations Climate Change Summit. Just over 700 youth activists attended the […]

D.C. Teachers Navigate Emotions, Tough Questions In Lessons On Climate Change

By Margaret Barthel September 23, 2019 DCist is providing special coverage to climate issues this week as part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of 250 news outlets designed to strengthen coverage of the climate story. Many of these stories originated as questions from our readers.  Olivia Kerrigan begins in-class discussions about climate change by […]