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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 […]

2014-2015 Annual Report Now Available

We are proud to share our annual report which highlights our activities from September 2014 – August 2015. Download Annual Report This year we had a number of accomplishments thanks to your support! We reached over 5,000 educators, 7,500 youth, successfully re-branded our organization, and expanded our reach. Highlighted accomplishments: GENERAL Launched a successful new […]

Friday Feature: Meet COP21 Education Ambassador Peter Johnson!

As our COP21 Window Into Paris program approaches, we will be featuring an educator in our delegation each week to share their thoughts on the program and how they plan to incorporate their experience at the UN climate change negotiations into their classrooms. This week’s featured educator is Peter Johnson, an Earth Science teacher at […]

Learn, Revise, Re-Launch! The Emerging Leaders Mentorship Program Strikes Again

The 2014 Emerging Leaders Mentorship Program wrapped up this August and is about to re-launch a fresh cycle this October, integrating last year’s insights on how to best support healthy collaborative relationships across the generational spectrum. In the 2014-2015 round, we supported eleven matches in the Midwest, pairing youth organizers under 30 with veteran staff […]

Wine & Dine for Climate – August 29, 2015

We could not have asked for more beautiful weather for the night of our Wine & Dine for Climate event at Alexis Bailly Vineyard, and all other aspects of the event were as lovely as our outdoor surroundings. On Saturday, August 29th, over 50 friends and supporters joined us at Alexis Bailly Vineyards, Nan Bailly’s […]

White House announces our COP21 Education Ambassadors!

Recognizing that educators are critical messengers of climate and energy literacy for hundreds of students each year, we are committed to engaging educators in the international climate negotiations as both learners and climate change communicators for their schools and communities. We have selected a delegation of 10 Education Ambassadors to participate in the UNFCCC COP21 conference […]

One Man, Three Legacies: A Bridge Between Two Organizations

Dust filled the air of the driveway at the Steger Wilderness Center as the three vans from YEA! MN drove home from their weekend retreat. Fifteen students had arrived Friday evening ready to disconnect from the city life and connect with their fellow group members to review their year of work and discuss their next […]

A Year in Review: Reflection from YEA! MN Intern

In March 2014, I was an incredibly angsty junior at DeLaSalle, absolutely fed up with school and wondering what I could do to finish high school while doing meaningful work that would make me happy.  Looking back at the past year, I think I’ve figured it out pretty well.  My internship with YEA! MN has […]