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Toward the betterment of tomorrow

Letter from the Executive Director “Let your vision be guided by hope, your path be adventurous, and the power of your thoughts be directed toward the betterment of tomorrow.” — Will Steger Our founder, Will Steger wrote these words in a letter to students from his International Trans-Antarctica expedition in 1990. Will’s words ring true […]

From one adventure to the next

Letter from the Executive Director The snow seems to have followed me from the mountain west, supporting my transition back to Minnesota and Climate Generation. My journey was not without reminders that climate change does indeed affect the people, places, and sports that I love, from an initial limited snowpack in Utah and Colorado to […]

The Clean Green Future

Letter from the Associate Director We know that to build a better future we must imagine ourselves there. We also know that despite current political challenges, there are many examples display how that exact future is already here. The clean energy revolution is marching on: 125 companies, including Walmart, IKEA, eBay, Johnson and Johnson, and […]

Our 2016–2017 Annual Report is Now Available!

We’re pleased to share our Annual Report from September 2016–August 2017 with you, which highlights our 10-year anniversary celebration, expanded programming, and accomplishments. Our 10-year anniversary celebration came at a time when we needed our supporters to lift us up and carry us emotionally and financially down the long road ahead. View the Annual Report […]

A Year of Possibility

Letter from the Executive Director As 2018 begins, we take stock of the challenges we face with renewed vigor and energy for the year ahead. While our political system continues to push an anti-science, pro-fossil fuel industry agenda, the spectacularly hopeful news is this: youth, communities, businesses, and energy markets are offering real, tangible solutions. […]

A Vision for Our Future

Letter from the Executive Director 2017 has been an unusually bad year for extreme, climate-related weather events–from floods and hurricanes to raging forest fires that are currently burning across California. As we’ve followed the seemingly uncontrollable fires, it’s difficult to dismiss that seven of California’s ten largest modern wildfires have occurred in the last 14 […]

We’re Moving Forward

Letter from the Executive Director This month kicked off with our growing community of supporters and delicious beer, thanks to partnerships with Rahr Corporation and Indeed Brewing who generously hosted fundraisers for us. Our multi-sector COP23 delegation had the opportunity to meet other local delegations and Minnesota’s Lt. Governor Tina Smith before they began their […]

Climate Generation Announces New Structure

I am pleased to announce that Climate Generation has internally restructured for greater impact. As our organization has matured, it was time to examine our internal systems and chart a plan that allows for sustainability and future growth opportunities. Our staff positions and programming are now under one umbrella to increase synergy and collaboration across […]

Announcing New Director of Programs, Kristen Poppleton

I’m delighted to announce the promotion of Kristen Poppleton to Director of Programs, effective November 1. This is a new exciting position at Climate Generation, created to evaluate impact, ensure integration of equity and policy engagement across our work, and to oversee strategic engagement of our key audiences: educators, youth, public and influentials. This new […]

The Consequences of Climate Change

Letter from the Executive Director Last week, the Trump Administration stated its intent to repeal the groundbreaking Clean Power Plan. It rebukes the scientific consensus that without action, the consequences of climate change — widespread species extinction, more devastating droughts, more Harveys and Irmas and wildfires like those raging in Northern California — will become […]