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September 2020: Uncertainty and Possibility

September has begun unlike any other school year with parents, students, and teachers everywhere adapting to an entire distance learning experience or some sort of hybrid learning environment. Meanwhile, communities across the western U.S. and around the world are dealing with climate change-induced fires, decreased air quality, smoke-filled skies, and evacuations. We now have the […]

An Inside Look: Stay-In-stitute for Climate Change Education

We faced a new challenge this summer: COVID-19 made it clear that we could not create the same in-person experiences for our national network of educators that we usually do. Instead of cancelling our work, we decided to partner with The Wild Center’s Youth Climate Program and NOAA’s Climate Office to build something new and […]

August 2020: A Better World is Possible

The recent news of the Milne ice sheet disintegrating on Canada’s Ellesmere Island struck a personal note with our organization and our founder, Will Steger. The ice sheet was the last fully intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic. Will crossed the Milne during our 2008 Global Warming 101 Expedition and according to Will, is […]

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 […]