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Love and Resistance

Letter from the Executive Director Love and resistance are a powerful combination. Of late, I have been inspired by the passion, creativity, and sheer number of public events highlighting the resistance to rollbacks of our country’s progress on so many issues, including climate policy. I am also motivated by the show of support from the […]

Resolve to Act

Letter from the Executive Director As we begin a new year, we are grateful for all the support we have received over the past month! We are unified in our resolve to dig in and strengthen our work to meet the current challenge, knowing that our country and our state’s forward momentum on climate change […]

Radical, resilient hope

Letter from the Executive Director At our 10-year anniversary celebration on December 1st, I spoke about the need for radical, resilient hope – hope that allows us to dig in and be the climate champions that future generations need us to be. Climate Generation’s core mission and values are deeply rooted in the hope that […]

Standing Strong

Letter from the Executive Director If you haven’t read our post-election reflection, After the Flood, I encourage you to do so. Fundamentally, our work hasn’t changed; more than ever, we must work together to build a big community that will demand climate action and engage in solutions to climate change. Will Steger recently gave the […]

From Words to Action!

Letter from the Executive Director Earlier this month we were delighted to see the Paris Agreement ratified, meaning that it will enter into force with historic speed. The Agreement cleared the final hurdle when several European countries formally ratified the pact, meaning that nations accounting for more than 55 percent of the world’s carbon emissions […]

Signs of change

Letter from the Executive Director The devastating flooding that has hit Louisiana communities is the most recent example of historic, record-breaking events caused by climate change. The storm system produced three times the amount of rain as Hurricane Katrina, leaving neighborhoods submerged and communities displaced. The New York Times acknowledged the link to climate change, […]

Bearing witness

Letter from the Executive Director This month I’ve been drawn to headlines of iconic places that I’ve visited, which are now changing drastically due to human-induced climate change. In 2003, I spent the summer in Russian Siberia, specifically the Lake Baikal region, doing graduate environmental work. Reading reports of Siberia’s thawing permafrost felt like the […]

Here and now

Letter from the Executive Director Following the tragic news across our country these last few weeks, and wrestling with feelings of grief and heartache, I’ve been struck by the urgency of two key words: here and now. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and feel paralyzed by these tragedies, but we know our work remains critical […]

Sparking climate conversations

Letter from the Executive Director I remember reading an article called “What the Warming World Needs Now Is Art, Sweet Art” by Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, where he wrote that although we knew about climate change, we didn’t really know about it; it wasn’t part of the culture yet. An intellectual understanding of the […]