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Midwest Energy News Opens Applications for 2016 40 Under 40 Awards

For the second year in a row, Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy is a promotional partner for Midwest Energy News’ 40 Under 40 Award Program. We encourage you to apply or nominate someone you know who is deserving of recognition as an emerging leader in the Midwest’s transition to clean energy. I was proud […]

Take Earth Week Action

For 46 years, Earth Day has inspired millions of people to take action on environmental issues. This year, it’s coinciding with Climate Education Week and the signing of the historic Paris Climate Agreement, making Earth Week 2016 an incredible platform for climate action. We’re harnessing the energy and spirit of this occasion by co-hosting events, […]

Clean Power Plan: Where Are We Now?

It seems like a story about a new clean energy project in Minnesota is surfacing every day. From the explosion of community solar gardens, to utility-scale solar projects, to a planned wind-solar hybrid project, the news indicates that our clean energy economy is taking off, and will not be slowing down any time soon. However, […]

Able Brewing Event Embodies Wilderness Ethos, Local Climate Solutions

Like the well-crafted beer that Able Seedhouse & Brewery serves, all of the elements of their Pillows & Pints Ski Movie Night on February 11 mixed seamlessly together to create an inspiring evening celebrating outdoor adventure and local climate actions. The event featured tables from outdoor retailers Patagonia St. Paul, Askov Finlayson – showcasing their […]

Birchwood Boost Launches with Climate Generation as Inaugural Partner

We have long understood that tackling an issue such as climate change requires the whole community. Whether we’re talking about a local community, a national community or a global community, addressing an issue of this magnitude necessitates collaboration among a wide range of diverse individuals, businesses and organizations. Climate action is a community endeavor. In […]

YEA! MN Winter Mingler Provides a Chance for Reflection

This winter, Youth Environmental Activists of MN (YEA! MN) will host its first annual Winter Mingler on Wednesday, January 20 from 5:30-7:00 pm, at Gandhi Mahal Restaurant in South Minneapolis. The event will be an opportunity to hear from YEA! MN high school leaders about climate change and the barriers and solutions that resonate most […]

Moving Forward on Climate Change for Our Children

Today was the day – our group of 10 Education Ambassadors went to the U.S. Embassy in Paris to deliver messages from our students, sharing their fears and hopes around climate change, to President Obama’s Science Advisor John Holdren. My 5th grade students at the Galloway School in Atlanta created postcards that express their concerns […]

Best Buy commits support for strong COP21 climate agreement

A few months ago, Minnesota-based Best Buy joined other leading U.S. companies in signing President Obama’s American Business Act on Climate pledge, committing to reducing their own greenhouse gas emissions and expressing support for a strong agreement at COP21. This pledge, signed by 81 companies in all 50 states that have committed at least $160 […]