We Keep The Fire

Boozhoo. Asiniiwiikwe indizhinikaaz. Ajijaak indoodemn. Gaawaabaabigaanikaag indoonjibaa. Hello, my name is Ashley Fairbanks. In Anishinaabemowin, my name is Asiniiwikwe—woman made of stone. I am from the Crane clan, and a citizen of the White Earth Anishinaabe in northern Minnesota. I’m also the Creative Director of the 100% Campaign. In Ojibwe culture, we talk about how […]

Will Steger’s Climate Story

When I was a kid in Richfield, I loved to play hockey. Even though I loved it, I decided to trade my hockey skates to a neighbor for a wagon full of National Geographic magazines. They changed my life because they instilled my desire for adventure and exploration. I also remember reading Huck Finn in […]

How I got Here: Part 2

I am a first generation Peruvian American and I am a young person. These two parts of my identity have made me intensely aware of the climate emergency we are experiencing. Coming from an immigrant family, I understand there to be a wide breadth of reasons why people immigrate, from experiencing the violence of U.S. […]

Why I am Here: Part 1

Hello there, Climate Generation blog readers! How are you? How is your body feeling? I can tell winter is really here because my fingers are a completely different temperature than the rest of my body. They are cold and stiff as I type on my laptop. I hope you have something to warm your hands […]

Dry Smoky Isolated Mountain Home

I am an environmental educator in the 21st century in the United States of America. I am a white woman with more years of formal education than most people in the world. I am a homeowner in a rural connected region of the Rocky Mountains. And, the climate crisis has been the most significant focal […]

Why I Started to Care About Climate Change, and You Should Too

My climate journey started at the beginning of my senior year in high school. By that time I’d heard of climate change and knew the effects it had on our planet, but I wasn’t formally taught about global warming growing up. Due to the lack of climate education in public schools, it was not something […]

Our initial instruction is to protect the sacred

My name is Kampeska Cinkila Win, my English name is Nicole Montclair Donaghy. I’m a Húŋkpapȟa-Iháŋktȟuŋwaŋna sovereign being of the Standing Rock Nation, I also honor my descendancy of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara people on my father’s side. I come from a place where the root causes […]