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A Sneak Peek into the Talk Climate Institute 2021

As we all continue our long hibernation indoors due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, knowledge and information increasingly come from our devices than from word of mouth and trusted community members. With huge amounts of differing information floating around on the internet and social media, it can be really difficult to discern fact from fiction, […]

Climate Change Education: Ask an Expert

When tackling global issues like climate change, it takes a diverse network. Networks allow educators and professionals to connect to a wide range of people across ethnic, language, and socio-economic divides to produce community-based solutions to complex issues. They connect local experts, parents, professionals, and community members to help further learning in and out of […]

Bypass Rhetoric — Pierce the Heart

Climate Generation is a proud sponsor of The Great Northern – this piece was originally published on the Great Northern blog. Reflecting on Climate Generation’s Eyewitness: Minnesota Voices on Climate Change By Maija García Eyewitness: Minnesota Voices on Climate Change balances youthful dreams and elder wisdom in a collection of drawings, photographs, poetry, and personal testimony. Turning […]

Clean Cars Advocates Welcome Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Clean Cars Rule Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2020 Contact: Jeremy Drucker (612) 670-9650 New rule will help clean our air, improve our health, and save Minnesotans’ money St. Paul, MN–Today the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announced it will formally publish its draft clean cars rule on Monday. If enacted this rule will reduce tailpipe emissions from […]

Announcing YEA! Program Rebrand

Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy is excited to announce a rebranding of our youth program! In addition to a new logo, the name of our youth program has changed from Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota (YEA! MN) to Youth Environmental Activists (YEA!). The name YEA! will serve as an umbrella title for our three […]

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 […]