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Climate Education in Action: Summer Institute 2017

Last week, we wrapped up our 12th annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment! Over 50 educators from more than 10 states joined us for four impactful days of climate change education, supported by the generous contributions of our sponsors and donors. Special thanks to those […]

Climate Lessons Update – June 2017

Letter to Climate Change Educators The importance of your work as climate change educators — preparing today’s students to be climate literate, action competent, global citizens — became all the more important June 1 as the President announced his intention to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. At Climate Generation, we find hope and […]

Climate Lessons Update – May 2017

Letter to Climate Change Educators #teachclimate This was our mantra for the People’s Climate March in Washington D.C. last week. It will continue to be for months to come as we combat climate denial and an administration that willfully ignores the impacts related to climate change and undermines progress being made around the world in […]

Mother Nature was with us in D.C.

It was 92 degrees in Washington D.C. for the People’s Climate March last week. The normal temperature on April 29th is 71 degrees. I suppose it was Mother Nature’s way of protesting along with us. Leading up to the 29th, Climate Generation helped rally educators from around the country to march with other Defenders of […]

Climate Lessons Update – April 2017

Letter to Climate Change Educators It’s Earth Month and the time for action is now! No matter where you are in the country or the world, there are sure to be events in your community for you and your students to take part in and if there aren’t- plan some! Some of our favorites this […]

Climate Denial Hits Our Classrooms

It’s hard to miss the all out attack the current administration has made on all policies related to climate change and clean energy. What may be less known, but will also cause significant damage, is the assault on climate change education being orchestrated by many entities, namely the Heartland Institute. The Heartland Institute (with major […]

CliFi Book of the Month: Same Sun Here

Same Sun Here shares the friendship of Meena and River — pen pals in Kentucky and New York City. The book is organized in letters that these best friends write to each other in 2008-2009. Good old fashioned snail mail. Each letter is like another chapter in the book. It really lets the reader see […]

Climate Lessons Update – March 2017

Letter to Climate Change Educators It’s hard to avoid the news of intentions to roll back much of the progress the United States has made on climate change. It is disheartening to say the least and presents a challenge to those of us trying to instill students with hope for a better future. One place […]

The New Normal

When people accept the degradation of our environment across generations as the new normal, this is “Environmental Generational Amnesia.” I spoke of this in my first blog post in October. Since my first post, a new administration has taken residence in the White House. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about Environmental Generational Amnesia and […]