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A Regrounding in Truth: Climate Generation’s 16th Annual Summer Institute

By Lindsey Kirkland, Climate Education Manager and Marie Fargo, Climate Change Instructional Resources Coordinator Good climate change education requires a holistic approach, one that speaks to the complexity of the climate system and investigates how political, economic, and social systems influence the impacts and solutions of climate change. Climate Generation’s education programs are rooted in […]

Registration Open for Summer Institute for Climate Change Education Virtual Conference

For Immediate Release: May 12, 2021 Media Contact: Lauren Boritzke Smith 262-490-6562 lauren@climategen.org Registration Open for Summer Institute for Climate Change Education Virtual Conference Hosted by Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy and 13 cohorts across North America Minneapolis, MN – Registration is open for the Summer Institute for Climate Change Education, a virtual conference […]

The E-bike Revolution is Coming

It was great to see the Linus Ember e-bike, donated by Joann Knuth in honor of Dan Knuth, in Climate Generation’s Voices to Power Earth Day fundraiser and auction. It is a high quality ride. I know active transportation and electric assist bicycles, or e-bikes, are not the only solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, […]

Now Accepting Preliminary Applications for COP26 Delegation

Climate Generation has sent delegations of youth, educators, and multi-sector representatives to annually participate in the global UN climate negotiations: the Conference of the Parties (COP) since 2009. We’re excited to announce preliminary applications for our COP26 delegation are now open! The United Nations 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) is set to take place […]

PowerClimateAction Campaign Calls for Ambitious Commitment from Nations on People-Centered Climate Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2021 Global Coalition Asks Governments to Scale Up Climate Empowerment as Key to Meeting Goals of Paris Agreement NY, 22 April 2021 —  As we celebrate Earth Day around the world, an ambitious campaign to catalyze higher climate action via dramatically stepped-up capacity, public participation, and empowerment is launching today, led […]

Justice for George Floyd: A Message from our Executive Director

Dear Friends and Supporters, Today, the jury presented a “guilty” verdict for second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter during the Chauvin trial for the murder of George Floyd. This is a monumental decision that 12 people made that sets a precedent for police accountability nationwide. We are keeping George Floyd’s friends and loved […]

Dan Knuth’s Lasting Legacy

Climate Generation’s Board member, Joann Knuth, recently lost her husband Dan Knuth. Dan was a state representative serving six years in the Minnesota Legislature, shaping environmental policies and protecting natural resources. Joann made a donation in honor of Dan Knuth for Climate Generation’s Voices to Power fundraiser and auction. Dan Knuth was also the Bicycle […]

Reflections: 2021 Talk Climate Institute

“Expertise is already inherent within all of us.” — every person and their climate story is part of the climate justice ecosystem. As mothers, brothers, students, animal-lovers, teachers, listeners, we can all show up exactly as we are and play a part in climate change education and activism. This year’s Talk Climate Institute held space […]

2021 Cohort Leaders at the Summer Institute for Climate Change Education

We are thrilled to announce the addition of a cohort model to this year’s three-day 2021 Summer Institute for Climate Change Education, July 28th–30th! 13 regional partners across North America are working to create an innovative, collaborative, and solutions-focused virtual conference with our team. Our cohort partners will each lead mini-workshops on Day Two of […]

Response to Violence Against Asian American Communities

We stand in solidarity with the Asian American community — neighbors, partners, teammates, and friends who are processing and responding to the mass shooting in Atlanta that took eight lives, six of those Asian women. Our hearts hurt and we grieve with you. We will continue to denounce white supremacy and the violence, misogyny, racism, […]