Author: Nicole Rom, Former Executive Director

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 […]

Moving Forward Toward Growth

This month we are proud to share our latest Annual Report, showcasing our accomplishments from September 2019-August 2020, thanks to your continued support!  From our Band Together concert, podcast and activation campaign, to transitioning to a virtual work environment one year ago, to integrating an anti-racism lens and intersectional approach in our programming, we found […]

February: Feeling the Love

As we witness millions struggle across the U.S. without heat and electricity due to climate-fueled extreme weather events, it’s important to recognize that this is a first-hand example of climate change impacting low-income and communities of color first and worst. The intersecting issues of a changed Arctic jet stream pattern, aging infrastructure, and an electric […]

January 2021: Embracing a New Year

With heavy hearts, our team watched the violent white supremacist attacks on our democracy that unfolded on January 6th — it was extremely disturbing, but sadly not surprising given the drumbeat of outwardly racist rhetoric in the past few years and the history of our country. Read our full response. With a new Presidential administration […]

December 2020: A Record Year

As 2020 comes to a close, we will most likely hit another milestone: 2020 is the new warmest year on record. A recent United Nations report showed that while we are dangerously behind schedule in slowing climate change, recent pledges to cut emissions by China and other countries could help avert the worst consequences. Coupled […]

Committed Hope

Blog cover art is titled “Clearer Waters”, by Jasmine Dawn Holt (age 17), published in Eyewitness: Minnesota Voices on Climate Change. Four years ago on the day after the 2016 election, we sent a message to you about the importance of radical, resilient hope. Today, as we await the results of this critical election and […]

A Different Election Day

This Election Day, we acknowledge and recognize that things feel different – on par with how the rest of 2020 has felt. Whether you have already cast your vote, or plan to head to the polls today, we encourage everyone to stay safe and participate in our democracy. Climate Generation honors the right for every […]

September 2020: Uncertainty and Possibility

September has begun unlike any other school year with parents, students, and teachers everywhere adapting to an entire distance learning experience or some sort of hybrid learning environment. Meanwhile, communities across the western U.S. and around the world are dealing with climate change-induced fires, decreased air quality, smoke-filled skies, and evacuations. We now have the […]