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Collective action in the face of our climate challenge

Letter from the Executive Director Last week’s IPCC climate report from the United Nations concluded that the immediate consequences of climate change are more dire than scientists previously thought. In my blog about the report, I discuss how we are on the right path towards a decarbonized world and what is required to avert the […]

Amping up climate commitments

Letter from the Executive Director One of the clearest and most devastating climate change impacts has been the dramatic amplification of damage caused by hurricanes. As Hurricane Florence landed on the eastern seaboard and with relentless negative news, it was extremely uplifting to spend last week with leaders at the Global Climate Action Summit in […]

A year of setting records

Letter from the Executive Director We are approaching the fourth hottest year on record with several all-time heat records set this summer. A new report in The New York Times shows just how widespread and intense the impact of climate change is right now and how unprepared we are for future impacts. In the U.S., […]

Rise up and demand change

Letter from the Executive Director 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. We have seen unjust actions against immigrants and we are committed to standing with marginalized people now and […]

Climate Generation Chosen as 2018 The North Face Explore Fund Grant Recipient

The Explore Fund Empowers Future Explorers by Removing Barriers to Getting Outside Today, we’re excited to announce that Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy has been chosen as a 2018 The North Face Explore Fund grant recipient! With the support of The North Face, Climate Generation will launch the pilot of the Master Climate Stewards […]

Climate action is unstoppable

Letter from the Executive Director Climate action is unstoppable. Our MN Is Still In: Leadership on Climate Action events demonstrated how individuals, cities, states, and businesses are taking ambition to the next level. We heard examples from elected leaders, sustainability leaders, and special guest James Redford at our June 13 events. We were thrilled to […]

Fighting for solutions

Letter from the Executive Director The world recently passed another climate milestone. The Mauna Loa Observatory recorded its first-ever carbon dioxide reading in excess of 410 parts per million; Earth’s carbon dioxide hasn’t reached that level in millions of years. Carbon dioxide concentrations have skyrocketed over the past two years due in part to natural […]

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 […]