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Press Release: New Director of Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MINNEAPOLIS – November 1, 2017 – Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy’s Kristen Poppleton will begin her new position as Director of Programs starting November 1. As Climate Generation’s Director of Education for the past seven years, Poppleton has been instrumental in energizing and growing our K–12 climate change education program and […]

Climate Generation responds to the dismantling of the Clean Power Plan policy

The Trump administration’s move to begin dismantling the Clean Power Plan, a policy intended to curb carbon emissions that contribute to human-induced climate change, will not lead to a quick repeal. E.P.A. Administrator Scott Pruitt’s announcement is simply the first of many steps the agency must make; proposing a rule to undo a regulation takes […]

Climate Generation Announces Innovative Partnership with Interest for Others Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September, 2017 CONTACT: Lauren Boritzke, Climate Generation 262-490-6562; lauren@climategen.org Climate Generation Joins a New “Social Giving” Movement that Taps Donations of Earned Interest on Donors’ Bank Accounts MINNEAPOLIS—Climate Generation joins 32 forward-looking Minnesota charities participating in a new approach to fundraising offered by Interest for Others Foundation (IFOF). IFOF, a Minnesota-based 501(c)(3) […]

Learning from the Genius of Youth: Reflections on 11 Years at Climate Generation

I first met Will Steger in 2006 over a cup of coffee in South Minneapolis. I had just finished up a five year stint working as a winter instructor at Voyageur Outward Bound in Ely, Minnesota, where we learned all about the historic expeditions that Will led to the North and South Poles, along with […]

Two Bettys Initiates Innovative Partnership

One morning at the end of January, we received an email from a new contact – Anna Tsantir, owner of Two Bettys Green Cleaning Co. She wrote, “In light of recent political insanity, I have decided to dedicate my company’s mission toward action and the environment,” and requested a meeting to discuss our shared priorities. […]

Photo Blog: The YEA! MN Year-End Retreat

YEA! MN ended the school year with an adventure in Rice Lake State Park to celebrate our year’s work. Students reflected on the year’s highlights, helping shape an even stronger program for next year. Here are some photo highlights: We paddled to our canoe-in campsite, singing sea shanties by great sailors such as Keshia. Chef […]

The Superpowers YEA! MN Taught Me

I am feeling full. I’ve spent my last five months working alongside high schoolers, and we have done deep work. Along the way, they reminded me of the things that make youth leadership so special. I want to honor these young people’s year of work together by seeing some of their superpowers. Roll deep. When […]

Using Lessons from an Internship to Preserve My Second Home

I have been going up to the Boundary Waters every summer since I was nine or ten years old. It started out as a week-long family vacation every year over the 4th of July, and later became a two-week long canoe trip every summer with YMCA Camp Menogyn. My family also has a cabin about […]

Climate Generation project recognized at Adaptation Awards Ceremony

On Monday May 8, Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy received an award from the Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership (MCAP) for our two-year public engagement project, Climate Minnesota: Local Stories, Community Solutions. MCAP Awards Committee Co-chair and University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley presented the award to Climate Generation staff at an evening Awards Ceremony, […]