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The need for balance

Walking into Climate Generation on the first day of my internship, I felt uncertain. I had never done an internship before, and I wasn’t fully aware of how I would contribute to the organization. However, even on the first day I quickly became comfortable in the welcoming atmosphere of the office and the teams’ willingness […]

Youth Advocate for their Future at the 2018 Youth Climate Justice Summit

What did you love about the Youth Climate Justice Summit? “Advocating for myself and adults listening.” “The like-minded people, and seeing where legislators stand on issues.” “Getting the chance to talk to legislators.” This is some of the feedback students gave after our day of action at the State Capitol. On April 25, 2018 about […]

Green + STEM = The Clean-Energy Future

This February, Climate Generation is excited to be a sponsor for the Minneapolis Public Schools STEM & Career Exploration Expo. More than 2,000 8th-grade students will be in attendance to learn about the opportunities STEM careers have to offer, and we are excited to partner with 12 exhibitors to create the Green Alley — a […]

Bringing Energy and Hope on the Bus to D.C.

As I sit writing this on a sunny Saturday nearing 70 degrees, I’m reminded that spring has sprung! When I decided to go to the People’s Climate March and Youth Convergence in D.C. earlier in March, the last weekend of April felt miles away. But mid-April has crept up on me and, as someone who […]

Reflections on Environmental Justice from the YEA! MN Network Meeting

Last month, I was invited to participate in a YEA! MN meeting that convened those who wanted action and more of an understanding on the meaning of Environmental Justice. In this meeting, I shared a personal connection to the injustice I see in my community, North Minneapolis: Earlier this year, I attended the Bernie Sanders […]

Preview of YEA! MN Network Meeting #1: Climate Literacy + Climate Justice

Join us for the first YEA! MN Network Meeting of the 2016-17 school year! Learning about the issue of climate change is an essential step to taking action and engaging in solutions. Our first session is on climate literacy and climate justice. On Wednesday, October 12 from 6-8:30 pm, we will be building relationships with […]

Green Tigers Organize for Climate Action at Minneapolis South High School

Izzy and the South High Green Tigers are members of Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota (YEA! MN). YEA! MN is a core program of Climate Generation, dedicated to engaging and empowering high school students to lead on the transition to a just and resilient climate future for all. My name is Izzy Willette and  I’m […]

Minnesota Youth Insist on a Strong & Just Clean Power Plan for Their Future

Since January, Climate Generation has recruited five youth from around Minnesota to help us support the implementation of a racially just and equitable Clean Power Plan for our state. Over the past six months, these youth have gathered postcards, met with their legislators, and submitted letters to the editor to keep Minnesotans informed about the […]

Meet the Young People Pushing for a Strong + Just Clean Power Plan

Climate Generation is excited to have five young people throughout Minnesota join our 2016 Youth Policy Cohort. The purpose of this year’s Youth Policy Cohort is to support a strong and just implementation of Minnesota’s Clean Power Plan. Our cohort  represents Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth and Morris, each with different stories of why they are […]