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As an administration demurs, coalitions are taking the lead for the U.S. on climate change

By Benjamin Powers January 5, 2018 Non-governmental coalitions stepped up in the U.S.’s relative absence at COP23 this year. Is their activism the only thing keeping climate change at bay in America? Troy Robertson, a teacher who fled New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina only to return a month after, was among those who attended COP23 […]

Askov Finlayson giving 110% to fight climate change

By Brian Kaufenberg January 8, 2018 As a teenager, Eric Dayton sat in awe as famed polar explorer Will Steger rolled out a map of Antarctica to show him the route of an epic transcontinental expedition. The moment fueled Dayton’s love of the outdoors and exploration, gained during summers paddling through the Boundary Waters as a camper at Camp […]

Dickinson Students Attend UN Negotiation on Climate Change in Bonn, Germany

By Jessica Oren Dickinson students Espoir DelMain ’21 and Sophie Kivlehan ’21 were two of approximately to 20,000 people who spent close to two weeks in Bonn, Germany, attending United Nations (UN) negotiations on climate change and protection. Kivlehan is one of twenty-two youth plaintiffs involved in a civil rights case against the United States […]

Green Jobs Initiative unites forces for equitable access to clean energy careers

By Elena Foshay This summer, CEE joined Climate Generation to launch the Green Jobs Initiative — bringing together students, educators, businesses, and community partners to create equitable pathways to family-sustaining careers in the clean energy economy. According to Climate Generation, Minnesota is at a crossroads. From 2005 to 2015 our state increased its clean energy […]

Fall Summit prepares YES! students for success with interactive sessions

The Sleepy Eye YES! Team—students from both Sleepy Eye High School and St. Mary’s High School—recently attended the Fall Summit. The 11th Annual Fall Summit, held at St. John’s University on Oct. 11, engaged over 200 students and coaches from 14 Youth Energy Summit (YES!) teams from central and southern Minnesota. The Sleepy Eye YES! […]

Minnesotans in Bonn Say Climate Progress is Up to States

By Laurie Stern, Public News Service – MN ST. PAUL, Minn. – Several Minnesotans are among 25,000 delegates from all over the world seeking global solutions to climate change. The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties, or COP 23, is meeting this week and next in Bonn, Germany, to compare progress on reducing carbon […]

COP23: The U.S. is out, but we are still in

By Leigh Currie The Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy’s Window Into COP23 program has sent nine Minnesota delegates to the international climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany (COP23). This post by delegate Leigh Currie was originally published on the Window Into COP23 blog. My second day at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP23) brought a […]

U.S. People’s Delegation Takes on Trump Administration at COP23

By 350.org Community and grassroots leaders from the U.S. on Tuesday announced their platform at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23). The “U.S. People’s Delegation” is attending to counter the Trump administration’s fossil fuel agenda and to hold U.S. states, cities, businesses and the public accountable to climate action commitments. The platform includes youth, […]