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Minnesota: We Need Your Voice

We are living in, as many are calling it, a post-election limbo. The outcomes of the presidential election spurred a sense of hope that the next four years, bigger and bolder climate action can continue, with federal support. It’s clear the American people voted for climate change solutions, but the work didn’t end in early […]

Line 3 moves Minnesota backward on climate

On Thursday, November 12, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency approved a major water crossing permit to Enbridge Energy, giving the Line 3 pipeline project approval to move forward. Despite years of statewide and national opposition to this project, it has made its way through decision-making agencies, each relinquishing responsibility for Minnesota’s future — with the […]

Introducing the Fall 2020 YEA! Network Leaders

Youth Environmental Activists (YEA!) is co-led by students from across Minnesota, with support from Climate Generation staff. YEA! is a leader-ful community.  It takes a team to build a movement. We work together taking on different roles — facilitating meetings, doing outreach, coordinating trainings, public speaking, posting on social media, contacting elected officials, bringing art […]

Committed Hope

Blog cover art is titled “Clearer Waters”, by Jasmine Dawn Holt (age 17), published in Eyewitness: Minnesota Voices on Climate Change. Four years ago on the day after the 2016 election, we sent a message to you about the importance of radical, resilient hope. Today, as we await the results of this critical election and […]

Leaving the Paris Agreement, Staying Committed

December 12, 2015 has been described as historic — the day we turned the tide on climate change. On that day, after two weeks of negotiations, 196 nations unanimously agreed to adopt an international climate pact, known as the Paris Agreement. I had the privilege and honor to be present at COP21 where the Agreement […]

A Different Election Day

This Election Day, we acknowledge and recognize that things feel different – on par with how the rest of 2020 has felt. Whether you have already cast your vote, or plan to head to the polls today, we encourage everyone to stay safe and participate in our democracy. Climate Generation honors the right for every […]

Post-Presidential Debate Statement: Take the Climate Crisis Seriously

On Tuesday, the first Presidential debate took place, with FOX News moderator Chris Wallace prepared to ask the candidates questions about six pre-planned topics that did not include climate change. In the last 15 minutes of the debate, Chris Wallace asked the first question about the climate crisis heard in a presidential debate in 12 […]

How to use your voice and vote for climate justice

Read Sarah’s story and learn how to be a climate voter yourself at enough2020.org. Our everyday lives are in many ways different than one year ago, and never has the urgent need for political leadership been more apparent. I was instilled with a strong sense of community and civic engagement from those who raised me. […]

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 […]