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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 […]

It is the road of many expeditions that require each of us to be at our very best

This evening is truly a special one for me. Thanks to the Governor for his leadership and personal, loyal friendship. I also want to thank him for his climate and clean energy leadership. We have the start of a billion dollar clean energy economy, thanks to the solar energy standard he passed that has helped […]

Your Window Into Marrakech: We Will Move Ahead

The COP22 negotiations produced the Marrakech Action Proclamation, which touted “irreversible momentum on climate” while calling for much greater ambition. The commitment to implementing the Paris Agreement remains firm, despite new uncertainty as to the future actions of the U.S. For their part, U.S. representatives did all they could to show the world that sub-national […]

No One Mentioned Giving Up

Traveling home from COP22 and Marrakech, not even adrenalin-invoking near misses on flight legs with no back-up options or a night on the cold stone floor of Charles De Gaulle airport could dampen the spirits of the SES COP22 delegates as they began to reflect on and process their experiences in Morocco. Reading their COP22 […]

Taking Things into Our Own Hands

What stood out to me most at COP22 was the concrete division between the urgency of the negotiations and negotiators compared to the urgency apparent among the people and organizations running the side events. During my experience in Marrakech, as someone not directly involved in the negotiations, I felt the urgency all around me. There […]

COP 22: Looking Back and Forging Ahead

This year’s round of UN climate negotiations have officially come to a close, as six hours of overtime negotiations ended around 2AM on Saturday morning. While progress was made in advancing the implementation of the Paris Agreement, this “COP of action” hardly lived up to it’s name. Parties agreed to be inclusive, transparent, and open […]