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Centering Antiracism through Partnership

Since 2006, Climate Generation has focused on solutions to climate change through education, storytelling, and youth leadership. As the climate crisis has evolved over the last 15 years, so have we. To truly realize our vision — a world of resilient communities with equitable solutions to climate change — we look to our strategic plan […]

Day of Action for a Fossil Free Future

On Friday October 29th, 2021 youth organizers, artists, culture bearers and community members from Mni Sota gathered to join the International Indigenous Youth Council – Twin Cities chapter with Indigneous Roots, Rainforest Action Network, MN350, COPAL MN, Climate Justice Committee, Climate Generation, MIRAC, and UMN Students for Climate Justice  to demand JP Morgan Chase stop […]

The Injustices of Line 3

Dr. Christie Manning is the Director of Sustainability at Macalester College and a Climate Generation Board Member. For the last 12 years she has taught in the Department of Environmental Studies at Macalester College in St. Paul. Her research and teaching explore the cognitive, social and situational factors that influence people’s behavioral and lifestyle choices […]

Why youth are writing a Minnesota Law for climate justice education

By Annie Chen and Maya Hidalgo, leaders with the YEA! Network As climate change becomes a growing issue, the number of climate education proposals has increased to meet the growing need of addressing this relevant topic in school systems. Over the past few months, Climate Generation’s YEA Network, a statewide youth organization, has worked on […]

Community in a Crisis

As our response measures to COVID-19 increase day to day, we are seeing how ill prepared our deeply broken systems are in addressing the complex problems brought to light. Credit: Ricardo Levins Morales We have constant updates across our communities who are experiencing the many different impacts of this global pandemic. Never before has the […]

A Day of Inspiration

To say the least, this year’s Youth Climate Kickoff was a transformative experience. When arriving at Roosevelt High School, we were greeted by a host of happy and welcoming faces. Because we arrived relatively early, there was time to mingle and immediately make new friends. We sat and talked until the day officially started. Everyone […]

Climate Change is a Drag

Last week, our Climate Change is a Drag show — a community builder and fundraiser in partnership with OutFront Minnesota — got people hot and bothered about climate change. Hosted at Troubadour Wine Bar, home to the weekly Queerdo show, our evening’s emcee The Other Jeanie Retelle guided us through a journey of climate-themed performances. […]

Gifts from My Week at Climate Strong

Words were medicine; they were magic and invisible. They came from nothing into sound and meaning. They were beyond price; they could neither be bought nor sold. — N. Scott Momaday Will Steger’s eyewitness climate story is the foundation of Climate Generation, and the climate stories of our staff and the individuals and communities we […]