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Announcing YEA! Campaigns, Youth-led Climate Action Program

Announcing YEA! Campaigns, Youth-led Climate Action Program Climate Generation and iMatter Merge to Recharge City-Level Initiative Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy is excited to announce the integration of iMatter’s impactful climate change action campaigns for high school youth leaders into their youth programming, beginning in the fall of 2020. The merger will re-envision iMatter’s […]

Minnesota Goes After Polluters

On June 24, the State of Minnesota filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and the American Petroleum Institute (API) for deceiving the public about climate change. It’s time to hold them accountable. Exxon and Koch Industries have known since the 1960s that burning fossil fuels caused climate change — and the superstorms, […]

Accountability NOW

Illustration Credit: Shirien – @shirien.creates. Dear Friends and Supporters, We have had a collective reckoning this week that has shaken our organization and community to the core. Just blocks from our office, George Floyd, a Black man whose life was precious, was murdered by former Minneapolis police officers on Monday, May 25th. We’ve watched our […]

Kira Liu Receives Environmental Initiative’s Courageous Innovator Award

Climate Generation is proud to acknowledge Kira Liu, our Community Engagement Coordinator, on being the recipient of this year’s Environmental Initiative Courageous Innovator Award! The Environmental Initiative Awards is an annual recognition program that celebrates people and projects working in partnership at the nexus of a healthy environment, a prosperous economy and an equitable society. […]

50 Years: Looking Back to the Original Earth Day

Fifty years ago, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson brought together six organizers from across the country to plan the first Earth Day: one of the largest “teach-ins” across school campuses in history. Bryce Hamilton was responsible for recruiting high school classrooms to join in the national Environmental Teach-In by sending suggested activities for classrooms. These ranged […]

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 […]

Staff Transitions – We’re Hiring!

Climate Generation has major staff announcements: With sadness and appreciation, we announce that Janet Brown, Associate Director, has offered her resignation, effective April 30. Hired in November 2007 as our second employee, Janet has helped me build Climate Generation to be the thriving, successful organization we have today. She has been my thought-partner on many […]