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So, what happened during the 2018 Legislative session?

Minnesota’s short 2018 Legislative session ended in a flurry this month, with your elected officials sending bills from the chamber floor to caucus and conference committees at all hours before session ended May 20. Governor Dayton now is finalizing which bills he will sign or veto as the last check and balance in updates to […]

Summer Institute for Climate Change Education

Looking for standards-supported climate change resources? Want to hear from experts about climate change science and solutions? Need to build your network of educators that are also incorporating climate change into their teaching? Register now for the 13th annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education, June 26-28, 2018 at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN […]

Annual Appreciation Breakfast a Success!

Over 50 supporters joined our team for our annual Donor Appreciation Breakfast on May 2nd at the Red Stag Supperclub. Amongst coffee and eggs, this annual breakfast tradition includes a short program from Climate Generation’s team to update our supporters on our current initiatives. Climate change is an enormous issue that requires many levers and […]

Fight for climate change in your classroom

Education is a solution to climate change. We’re seeing this as school districts across the country are promoting climate change education by making commitments to teach climate change in their schools. In this effort, youth voices have been especially powerful advocates for teaching climate change (like in Portland, Idaho, and California, for example!) When local […]

Brewing a Better Climate at Surly Brewing

This Monday, we took over Surly Brewing’s Scheid Hall with over 70 supporters for our Brewing a Better Climate fundraiser! Since 2012, these events have brought folks together to enjoy delicious brews, raise money for our climate change programs, and win fantastic giveaways from local companies. The spirit of Brewing a Better Climate resonates with […]

Advocate & Appreciate our Planet Earth!

“To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.”  – TERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMS Earth Day is right around the corner. We’re looking forward to celebrating our planet and demonstrating the importance of environmental protection beyond April 22nd […]

Youth are the answer

“Youth are powerful, youth are brave, youth are the answer.” Youth leaders stood in a circle and repeated this phrase just before departing our Youth Climate Workshop in the Moorhead Public Library. This moment was the beginning of our Youth Convening Minnesota project, a seven-month leadership opportunity for high school aged youth to learn about […]

It’s bigger than green jobs; we’re teaching the future

Teachers involved: Debbie Nelson, Kimberlee Adams (Northeast Middle School) The Minneapolis Public Schools STEM & Career Exploration Expo just wrapped up, bringing over 2,000 8th graders to the Minneapolis Convention Center to discover and dive into the different career opportunities available to them. As a middle school teacher and 7th and 8th grade counselor at […]

Pick your news before Facebook does

The world moves pretty fast, but it seems social media is always one step ahead. You may know that Facebook is changing the way it delivers your news to you; your favorite content might get buried beneath the noise—and all those articles and cat videos can be overwhelming. If you follow Climate Generation on Facebook, […]

Youth = unstoppable: Reflections from the Power Shift Network

Just a few weeks back, on January 26th, me and Marco—a YEA! MN Core Member—climbed the steps of the Thurgood Marshall Center in Washington, D.C. I was both excited and anxious. We were heading to the annual meeting of the Power Shift Network, a collective of organizations mobilizing to mitigate climate change and create a […]