Author: Nicole Rom, Executive Director

Reflecting on 15 Years and Moving Forward

I remember when I first heard Will Steger give his Eyewitness to Global Warming presentation to a crowded audience in May 2006; I was visiting the Twin Cities for the first time to interview for a job as the founding Executive Director of what was then called the Will Steger Foundation. Instantly mesmerized by his […]

Announcing Sustainability Partnership with Room & Board

Climate Generation is proud to partner with Room & Board to elevate our joint goals to take bold action to directly impact climate change and advance educational solutions. “We are excited about our sustainability partnership with Room & Board!” said Nicole Rom, Executive Director at Climate Generation. “They are a true sustainability leader in the […]

Closing 2021

Our hearts are with those in Kentucky and the multi-state region impacted by this past weekend’s tornadoes and storm events. Here in Minnesota, we received over a foot of snow and then saw extreme warm up a few days later, with rain and thunderstorms. Climate-related natural disasters and extreme weather variations like these events are […]

November: Giving Thanks

‘Tis the season of giving and gratitude! Our Give to the Max Day was a huge success, having met our $50,000 goal on this great day of giving in Minnesota; and yet we also have Giving Tuesday on November 30th with more opportunities to support Climate Generation through the end of the year. Thank you […]

Reconnecting and Recharging

While on parental leave, I was keenly aware that the impacts of climate change were felt even more this year. I ended up driving between the Twin Cities and Ely, MN more often with my newborn daughter to avoid wildfire smoke, an event that is occurring with increased frequency and intensity due to climate change, […]

Big News for Summer

We balance our joy about  the arrival of summer and vaccines, with the recognition that we are far from vaccine equity globally, and wildfire season is upon us showing the impact of climate change in the backyards of our friends, families, and partners. This month I began my maternity leave as I welcomed a baby […]

Centering Anti-Racism, Overcoming Disinformation and Localizing Climate Solutions: Climate Generation’s New Strategic Framework

As the world slowly begins to emerge from this last year of intense global challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic and a reinvigorated racial justice movement, Climate Generation is also emerging from a year of strategically focused efforts to chart our path forward — our new Strategic Framework. While the events of this year have had […]

May: Accelerating Climate Action

Last month, on Earth Day, while we celebrated at our Voices to Power fundraiser, the Biden-Harris administration committed to reducing U.S. greenhouse gas pollution 50% by 2030. This exciting announcement is reflective of the administration’s commitment to tackling the climate crisis, increasing our own ambition, and advancing environmental justice. In our home state of Minnesota, […]

Justice for George Floyd: A Message from our Executive Director

Dear Friends and Supporters, Today, the jury presented a “guilty” verdict for second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter during the Chauvin trial for the murder of George Floyd. This is a monumental decision that 12 people made that sets a precedent for police accountability nationwide. We are keeping George Floyd’s friends and loved […]

April: Grieving and Growing

As I write this, we are grieving the death of Daunte Wright. Alongside our Minnesota community, we are beyond angered by the police violence and systemic racism that has cut short the life of another Black man. We call for justice. We call for accountability. It’s exhausting to continually wake up to the systemic injustices […]