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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 […]

We Must, We Can, We Will

Letter from the Executive Director Scientists have concluded that July broke all previous temperature records around the world. This is a clear sign of climate change, and it was a dominant theme in Nobel Laureate and Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality presentation earlier this month. We’ve sent our staff to the Climate Reality Leadership […]

The biggest thing you can do for climate change action…

Letter from the Executive Director At Climate Generation, we firmly believe that naming the issue — “climate change” — is incredibly important; you can’t solve a problem you don’t understand, and you can’t understand something if you don’t talk about it. Talking about climate change with friends and family helps them learn key facts about […]

Blue skies are calling…

Letter from the Executive Director Great news to kick off summer! According to a recent report, costs for renewable energy are competitive to the costs of oil, coal and gas-fired power plants and it’s cheaper to choose renewable energy over the development of a new fossil fuel plant. This might explain why our state’s largest […]

Turning climate grief into action

Letter from the Executive Director We know climate change is heavy. The United Nations report released last week issues a sober reminder about the state of biodiversity on our planet: 1 million species are at risk of extinction, with human-induced climate change one of several culprits. We know climate change is an emotional experience as […]

Celebrating the environment & our communities

Letter from the Executive Director Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Nearly 50 years later, the work continues as we address the urgency of climate change and accelerate solutions. I recently had the opportunity to present our work and the need for bold climate […]

We’ve got the power

Letter from the Executive Director March has been action-packed, with 100% renewable energy announcements from companies like 3M, Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan’s One Minnesota Path to Clean Energy, our Youth Climate Justice Summit, a new Humanities curriculum for educators, and our Zero Waste Challenge! Our Advisory Board member and 3M Sustainability […]

Heart-Full February

Letter from the Executive Director In honor of Valentine’s Day, we want to express our gratitude to you for making our work possible. We recently engaged in a thoughtful, intentional conversation with our staff and Development Committee about who and where we take funding from. In preparation for the conversation, we learned that many organizations […]

Living our climate resolutions

Letter from the Executive Director 2019 has begun, and perhaps many of you are already living your resolutions and intentions. First, though, as we reflect back on last year, we highlighted our top five moments for climate change in 2018 — some solutions-focused, and others setbacks. Amongst the climate change impacts we witnessed across the world, […]

Glimmers of hope

Letter from the Executive Director We know that 2018 has been a year of occasionally unbelievable bad news, but there have been glimmers of hope as well. Climate change continued to raise the stakes for many communities, as people in the Southeast and the Caribbean continued their recovery efforts after the devastating hurricanes of last […]