Author: Nicole Rom, Executive Director

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 […]

September 2019: Climate Generation Gist

This month, we’re launching a new look and feel for our monthly e-newsletter: the Climate Generation Gist! Get the gist: simpler, easier content about what we’re doing to advance conversations and education on climate change, as well as how you can engage in solutions. While we’ll post my letter to our blog, you can see […]

Thank you for 100% Leadership!

Today, Governor Tim Walz announced a new legislative package to advance Minnesota’s standing as a leader in addressing climate change and facilitating the transition to an equitable, clean energy future. We applaud the requirement for our state’s electricity sector to provide 100% clean energy by 2050, putting us in leadership with other states across the […]

Our Votes and Actions Matter

People turned out in force to the polls yesterday. Thanks to all of you for being a #ClimateVoter. Here in Minnesota, we elected a new governor last night. Congratulations to Governor-elect Tim Walz and Lt. Governor-elect Peggy Flanagan on the win and on behalf of Climate Generation, we look forward to partnering with their administration […]

Be a #ClimateVoter this Nov. 6th

You may have seen the report released last week from the United Nations International Panel on Climate Change about the need for lawmakers, private industry, and individuals to take immediate steps in addressing climate change. The report outlined the consequences of inaction—irreparable damage done to our environment, with rising sea levels and harsher weather, impacting […]

Happening Minnesota: A Clean Energy Road Trip

When we hosted James Redford in Minnesota in June 2018 for MN Is Still In, we were excited that Minnesota was selected for a follow-up film short on how clean energy is thriving in other locations of the U.S. This first of its kind sequel to Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution is an example of […]