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Green Visions: A Statewide Artistic View on Climate Change

By Chris Harwood August 12, 2020 https://media.climategen.org/20200812-kumd-20200812-GV_EyewitnessBook.mp3 Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, published a new book, called Eyewitness: Minnesota Voices on Climate Change, that features short stories, poems, and artwork authored by prominent figures and ordinary people across the state.  KUMD speaks with Erin Sharkey, poet, essayist, and graphic designer who was a member of […]

New Jersey now requires comprehensive climate change education — what about Minnesota?

By Paul Huttner and Megan Burks June 11, 2020 https://media.climategen.org/20200611-mpr-climate-cast-new-jersey-climate-change-standards_20200611_128.mp3   This month, New Jersey announced it’s the first state to include climate change education in its K-12 teaching standards. It will require teachers across grade levels and disciplines to include lessons on the topic. “Typically, what we see in climate change education is that it’s more […]

Youth Take Action

by Climate Generation June 24, 2020 Excerpts from “Eyewitness: Minnesota Voices on Climate Change” Soni Shah and Kathleen Bacigalupi: We Are All Witnesses “WHAT DO WE WANT?” Megaphone in hand, perched atop the steps, I shouted loudly as thousands of voices thundered back, “Climate Justice!” I felt empowered. My voice had been heard. People listened […]

Celebrate 50 Years of Earth Day by Sustainably Watering Your Plants With Your Quarantine Tears

By Mandatory Editors April 22, 2020 With 50 years of Earth Day under our belts, you’d think the world would be in tip-top shape, but that’s not quite the case. In a self-isolated world where our leaders don’t believe in science nor care about the environment, there is something you can do to make a difference. While staying […]

Minnesota teens make their pitch for action on climate change

By Emily Sohn May–June 2020 On a Saturday morning in February, eight teenagers sat around a conference table in Minneapolis. Many of their peers were sleeping in or playing sports, but these high-school students had weightier issues on their mind: climate change, the future, and what they could do to protect the planet. The teens, members […]

Climate Change Solutions

By Sarah Lutman April 20, 2020 Nonprofits should play a bigger role in adopting best practices to address the climate crisis. This column appeared in the April issue of Twin Cities Business magazine. Concerns about the climate crisis are growing stronger, as temperatures rise and climate patterns shift, affecting everything from air quality to vegetation, animal life, and […]