Author: Nicole Rom, Executive Director

May 2020: New Beginnings

Lilacs are blooming and signs of spring are all around us; I’ve been struck by the plethora of wildflowers on forest floors on my hikes as I take in simple pleasures. There is something grounding in the consistency of a new season. Mindfulness practice, the act of bringing awareness to your breath, senses, and present […]

Unify with Us

We have been living with COVID-19 disruptions for over a month and as we look ahead, we know the future continues to remain uncertain. This is a traumatic event, disrupting and forever changing our lives in small and large ways. It is revealing the inadequacies and systemic inequities across society, what happens when we ignore […]

February 2020: Pointing our Compass

During this moment in our nation’s history, we need to keep our compass pointed towards truth and radical hope, which I believe will propel us towards the future we desire and deserve. We have a good chance of doing something beautiful this year and in this decade, and that’s where your compass should point toward. […]

Staff Transitions – We’re Hiring!

Climate Generation has major staff announcements: With sadness and appreciation, we announce that Janet Brown, Associate Director, has offered her resignation, effective April 30. Hired in November 2007 as our second employee, Janet has helped me build Climate Generation to be the thriving, successful organization we have today. She has been my thought-partner on many […]

January 2020: The Fierce Urgency of Now

The catastrophic, climate-fueled megafires in Australia, which have killed nearly one billion wild animals and threatened Australia’s indigenous communities, highlight the dire need for leaders in the United States and around the world to enact aggressive and innovative climate solutions.  As we bear witness to another global climate disaster, let’s remember we are connected, passionate, […]

Reflecting on a Decade

As we reflect on the changing climate movement and our place within it in the last decade (2009-2019), here are our Top 10 moments from the past ten years: Addressing climate change requires systemic, structural changes. It begins with changing our cultural narrative. We must all find our voice on climate change and talking about […]

November 2019: Climate Generation Gist

Starting today, we’re joining a global conversation — 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action, from November 20–21. Across these two days, we will present film screenings, discussions, webinars, and trainings to build your understanding of the climate crisis and engage in bold solutions. We’re excited to partner with the Science Museum of Minnesota, the […]

October 2019: Climate Generation Gist

Have you been feeling a bit more hopeful about solving our climate crisis? Thanks to the Youth Climate Strike, significant media (over 300 outlets) dedicated coverage to climate change during UN Climate Week, and actions by businesses, countries (beyond the U.S.) and states have stepped up. I found this graphic of activism since our organization […]