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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 […]

Community in a Crisis

As our response measures to COVID-19 increase day to day, we are seeing how ill prepared our deeply broken systems are in addressing the complex problems brought to light. Credit: Ricardo Levins Morales We have constant updates across our communities who are experiencing the many different impacts of this global pandemic. Never before has the […]

Staff Transitions – We’re Hiring!

Climate Generation has major staff announcements: With sadness and appreciation, we announce that Janet Brown, Associate Director, has offered her resignation, effective April 30. Hired in November 2007 as our second employee, Janet has helped me build Climate Generation to be the thriving, successful organization we have today. She has been my thought-partner on many […]

Reflecting on a Decade

As we reflect on the changing climate movement and our place within it in the last decade (2009-2019), here are our Top 10 moments from the past ten years: Addressing climate change requires systemic, structural changes. It begins with changing our cultural narrative. We must all find our voice on climate change and talking about […]

Your Window into COP25: December 16

This is your last Window into COP25 digest. Stay connected to Climate Generation and subscribe to our newsletters at climategen.org/subscribe. COP25 finally came to close early Sunday morning — making it the longest COP in the history of the process — and the negotiations fell dramatically short of global expectations for strong leadership on climate […]

Your Window into COP25: December 12

Youth and civil society voices cut through the noise of pomp and circumstance during the negotiations yesterday. We’re feeling the palpable energy of rising tensions from our delegates — their blogs today speak to the unrest inside the convention space. The official negotiations made little to no progress in the second day of high-level segments, […]

Your Window into COP25: December 11

The high-level segments of COP25 kicked off yesterday, where the heads of government and representing ministers are required to share statements from their country with the other world leaders in attendance. These statements communicate their priorities in tackling climate change, and usually include the progress on what has been achieved thus far. During the opening […]