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Talking Climate Change at Birthday Parties and Concerts

If you’re searching for ways to motivate yourself to engage in climate action this year, you don’t need to look far. In just the first two weeks of January, Climate Generation staff attended two unique events inspired, organized and hosted by citizens who live and work right here in the the Twin Cities Metro. These […]

Climate Hike Glacier August 2016

From August 3-7, Programs Coordinator Megan Van Loh participated in Climate Ride’s Climate Hike through Glacier National Park, hiking 43 miles through the park’s iconic – and threatened – environment. This reflection is based on her journal. “If Glacier leaves you speechless, speak up.” This was said to us on our first night in camp […]

The Journey is the Destination

From August 3-7, Communications Coordinator Katie Siegner participated in Climate Ride’s Climate Hike through Glacier National Park, hiking 43 miles through the park’s iconic – and threatened – environment. This reflection is based on her journal. On the 17-hour drive home from Glacier, Megan and I listened to a podcast interviewing the Brazilian novelist Paulo […]

YEA! MN Coordinator on Glacier Ride 2016

From July 5-10, our YEA! MN Coordinator Nicole Ektnitphong participated in Climate Ride’s Glacier Ride, a 5-day, 250-mile charitable bike trip through Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks. The following photo essay is based on excerpts from Nicole’s personal journal. Day 1: Tuesday, July 5 25.5 miles. Really great crew with helpful folks and supportive […]

Meet the Young People Pushing for a Strong + Just Clean Power Plan

Climate Generation is excited to have five young people throughout Minnesota join our 2016 Youth Policy Cohort. The purpose of this year’s Youth Policy Cohort is to support a strong and just implementation of Minnesota’s Clean Power Plan. Our cohort  represents Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth and Morris, each with different stories of why they are […]

Empowerment and Environmental Justice at Youth Lobby Day 2016

On March 14th, I joined over 100 high school and college students at the Capitol for the 2016 Youth Lobby Day to advocate for a racially, economically, and environmentally just implementation of the Clean Power Plan. Our purpose wasn’t just to push for environmental policy, but also to have critical conversations about how the Clean […]

“Actúa Por El Clima”

I was not expecting to see the hashtag “#ActúaPorElClima” (ActOnClimate) on my trip to the Galapagos. Travelling with my sister to Darwin’s Enchanted Isles for her research project on local food production, I was struck by how many people named climate change as an issue of concern for these islands, and how well-informed people seemed […]

Finding My Power and Story

Over the past weekend, I attended a Youth Lobby Day workshop in preparation for Youth Lobby Day 2016 at the Minnesota State Capitol, which will take place on March 14. Going into the workshop, I didn’t know what to expect. When I got there, there were already a few other high school students there, along […]

Environmental Justice Focus for March 14th Youth Lobby Day

I remember the first time I talked to one of my legislators during 2014 Youth Lobby Day. I was hurrying down one of the Capitol’s polished, marble halls alongside other students following Senator Kari Dziedzic. When we stopped in front of the large doors to the Senate Floor, I took a deep breath and mustered […]