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Local youth join international climate protest

By Ivan Phifer September 25, 2019 On a beautiful, sunny, unusually hot fall day, hundreds of Minnesota high school and college students gathered Friday, Sept. 20 for a climate strike. The Minnesota Strikes Back event started off with a rally at Western Sculpture Park in Saint Paul. The group then marched to the steps of […]

No Plan B: Youth Leading The Charge On Climate

Produced by Kathryn Fink September 24, 2019   https://media.climategen.org/2019-09-24-wamu-youth-leading-climate.mp3 In one of the largest youth-led global protests in history, millions around the world marched from London to Manhattan on Friday. As part of these demonstrations, young leaders are gathering in New York this week for the United Nations Climate Change Summit. Just over 700 youth activists attended the […]

D.C. Teachers Navigate Emotions, Tough Questions In Lessons On Climate Change

By Margaret Barthel September 23, 2019 DCist is providing special coverage to climate issues this week as part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of 250 news outlets designed to strengthen coverage of the climate story. Many of these stories originated as questions from our readers.  Olivia Kerrigan begins in-class discussions about climate change by […]

Global Climate Strike Friday, including state capitol and all around Minnesota

By Lindsey Peterson September 20, 2019 Over 3,000 students expected to march in St. Paul The Global Climate Strike taking place in 150 countries Friday, includes several local strikes including a demonstration at the state capitol building in St. Paul. Organizers are expecting up to 3,000 students at the demonstration.  Those students will be skipping school to […]

How Teachers Can Empower the Climate Generation

By Kelly McCarthy September 19, 2019 Dozens of K–12 educators came to D.C.—and AGU headquarters—this summer to learn practical ways to tackle climate change that they can pass along to their students. “We recognize that youth will inherit the unparalleled impacts of climate change and are among our most powerful advocates.” This is the motivation—one […]

Climate anxiety: Taking the first step is the hardest

By Logan Reider July 26, 2019 As a young child in Minnesota, I enjoyed playing outside but didn’t always feel the deep connection to the outdoors that many people experience in their very earliest memories. For me, it was a process of gradually becoming more attuned to the world around me and my place in […]

How can I get a job that fights climate change?

By Zoe Sayler August 1, 2019 Dear Umbra, What types of programs, initiatives, etc. can help high school students prepare for employment within the green economy? — Leaping Onto the Sustainability Train Dear LOST, If this question came to me as recently as a year ago, I might assume it was sent in by an […]

How should climate change be taught in schools across America?

By Andrew Urevig June 20, 2019 Earth frowns. With a face of green and blue, the planet’s mood is blue, too — as unblinking eyes cast a somber stare. Colored with crayons, this drawing is the schoolwork of Maya, a fifth grader from the United States. At the top sits a title: “Greenhouse Gas Effect.” Piercing Earth’s […]