Jared’s Climate Story

Jared is currently a junior at Macalester College, where he is working towards a double major in Environmental Studies and Political Science. Jared worked with Climate Generation during fall of 2015 as an intern on the Climate Minnesota: Local Stories, Community Solutions project. I have a complicated relationship with Mount Rainier. The mountain is a […]

Arlene’s Climate Story

I am Arlene Jones and I am a farmer.  I wasn’t always a farmer, having grown up in a large urban area in Western Michigan.  I moved to Minnesota to raise a family and spent 23 years in the healthcare field, primarily responsible for policy implementation and performance management outcomes.  The farm was purchased as […]

Berit’s Climate Story

I care about climate change because I want the future of Minnesota to be as beautiful, if not more beautiful than it is today. What I love most about Minnesota is the natural beauty that is so accessible in the West Metro.  Biking is part of experiencing the natural resources that make my community so […]

Anna’s Climate Story

A little over a year ago, flyers for the “Value Your Power” video contest were handed out in school. I noticed that many kids either threw their flyers away, or crammed them into their folders, likely to be forgotten. This inspired me to submit a video for two reasons; the first being, maybe I could […]

Climate Minnesota events showcase unique perspectives of Minnesota communities

Climate Minnesota: Bemidji – April 14, 2015 Climate Minnesota: Crookston – April 15, 2015 Climate Minnesota: Burnsville – May 12, 2015 Climate Minnesota: Duluth – May 18, 2015 Driving into each of the four convening communities where we hosted Climate Minnesota events this spring, the differences in the character of the places were evident at […]

Espoir’s Climate Story

My name is Espoir DelMain, I’m 17 and a Junior at Great River School. I’m a part of YEA!MN (a program of Climate Generation) because I am passionate about environmental justice. but I wouldn’t say that I have a certain moment in particular or thing that happened to me that fueled this passion. Growing up […]

Olivia’s Climate Story

I grew up in the land of 10,000 lakes and water has been a part of my culture for as long as I can remember. Growing up, we played with water, we watched its seasonal changes, and we learned about the interconnectedness of the natural world in and around water. It’s those strong memories and […]

Caylia’s Climate Story

Before I began Ranae Hanson’s Ecofeminist class at MCTC, climate change was not really on my radar. I was worried about pesticides and pollution but on a much smaller scale. I consider myself a relatively educated person and I’ve never thought of myself as wasteful. I thought recycling and avoiding unnecessary purchases was enough, that […]