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Polar Explorer Will Steger Issues Statement on Larsen C Split

Steger issued the following statement in response to news of the Delaware-sized iceberg that has broken off Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf MINNEAPOLIS – July 12, 2017 – Will Steger, polar explorer and founder of the Minneapolis-based nonprofit Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, issued the following statement in reaction to news about the massive […]

Two Bettys Initiates Innovative Partnership

One morning at the end of January, we received an email from a new contact – Anna Tsantir, owner of Two Bettys Green Cleaning Co. She wrote, “In light of recent political insanity, I have decided to dedicate my company’s mission toward action and the environment,” and requested a meeting to discuss our shared priorities. […]

We’re all leaders now

Two years and some months ago, Climate Generation staff and 10 Education Ambassadors were in Paris, holding their breath and alive with anticipation for the imminent release of the first international accord to unite the global community around climate action. When 194 countries unanimously voted to make the Paris Agreement a reality, the world appeared […]

Climate Generation responds to U.S. withdrawal from Paris Agreement

On Thursday, June 1, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, the historic international accord forged at the COP21 Climate Talks in 2015 and signed by 196 nations. The agreement pledged to limit global temperature rise to “well under” 2°C, with every nation submitting emissions reduction commitments – known as […]

The power of story

“When women are included in sustainable natural-resource management, clean energy deployment and infrastructure development, as well as policy decisions, this brings in the diverse perspectives needed to ensure that approaches to climate resiliency are successful.” How important is climate literacy and action, for young people, women and across communities to build a more equitable and […]

Climate Generation project recognized at Adaptation Awards Ceremony

On Monday May 8, Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy received an award from the Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership (MCAP) for our two-year public engagement project, Climate Minnesota: Local Stories, Community Solutions. MCAP Awards Committee Co-chair and University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley presented the award to Climate Generation staff at an evening Awards Ceremony, […]

Sustainability is the Bottom Line

“No single company, policy or technology is going to get us where we need to go. We need to work together.” –Geisha Williams, CEO and President, PG&E Returning from two days at the Ceres Conference in San Francisco, I am processing the wealth of information and strong support for the triple bottom line – people, […]

Climate Generation Statement on Bipartisan Legislation for a 50% RES in MN

Today, Lt. Governor Tina Flint Smith announced a new bipartisan effort to increase Minnesota’s Renewable Energy Standard to 50% by 2030. Climate Generation leaders issued the following statements in response: Nicole Rom, Executive Director: “We’re thrilled to see the Dayton administration and Republican legislators come out in support for bipartisan advancement of Minnesota’s clean energy […]

The Great Northern Celebrates Minnesota Winters

There is a lot that’s great about Minnesota winters. The frosted, snowy tips of trees. The swoosh of skis across a quiet, muted landscape. The play of light across icy surfaces, and across the sky on cold, crisp days. The plethora of snow and ice related activities. The slower pace and bundled-up, coziness of the […]

Talking Climate Change at Birthday Parties and Concerts

If you’re searching for ways to motivate yourself to engage in climate action this year, you don’t need to look far. In just the first two weeks of January, Climate Generation staff attended two unique events inspired, organized and hosted by citizens who live and work right here in the the Twin Cities Metro. These […]