Author: Nicole Rom, Executive Director

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 […]

A Decade for Action

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report on the state of climate change: the science is clear. Once considered an issue for a distant future, climate change is here now. The report outlines where we are, where we need to go and by when, and how we should get there. […]

Global Climate Action Summit Steps Up Commitments

It was extremely uplifting to spend the second week of September with leaders at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. I was honored to present on our successful MN is Still In event at the We Are Still In forum highlighting private sector leadership and new commitments, following a short documentary on Minnesota’s […]

A Step Backward

This week, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a replacement to the Clean Power Plan called the Affordable Clean Energy rule. Containing a complete overhaul of the standards for emissions from coal-fired power plants, the Trump administration’s rule poses a direct threat to our changing climate and public health. We continue to witness the immediate […]

Unjust Actions Against Immigrants

In the past year, Climate Generation has watched with frustration the dismantling of environmental policies, an increase in inequitable and dishonest platforms, and the rise of dehumanizing behavior from our country’s leadership. The separation of families at the southern border is another example of unjust actions against people of color, and we stand firmly against […]