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Climate workshop Saturday

By Eric Johnson April 3, 2019 Everybody loves a good story and if it can help the world around us, all the better. From 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, the Jay C. Hormel Nature center will host its first ever Climate Generation Workshop. The goal of the workshop is to empower individuals to openly engage in […]

A youth-led climate movement

By Mira Klein February 21, 2019 Urgent and unabashedly progressive climate politics have come to Minnesota — or at least they’ve finally made it into the chambers of the Minnesota State Capitol. Just a few days after the outline for a federal Green New Deal was unveiled on the national stage, spearheaded by Sen. Ed […]

Human activity and the climate: The future looks terrifying; we have to act now

By Sophia Manolis , Lia Harel , Gabriel Kaplan , Marco Hunt , Shaza Hussein , Katie Christiansen, and Sofia Valdes October 10, 2018 We’re young people worried about dire climate-change impacts. The feds aren’t doing what’s needed, so state and local governments must. We, Minnesota youth, are terrified for our future. By our middle-aged […]

Shaza’s Climate Story; as heard on Climate Cast

By Paul Huttner August 16, 2018 Shaza Hussein is a student at Rosemount High School and climate activist. Hussein is involved in a variety of different initiatives pushing state lawmakers to take action on climate change by regulating greenhouse gases. https://media.climategen.org/20180816-mpr-climatecast-shaza-hussein-lawmakers.mp3 This week’s climate cast talks about increases. There’s been a surge in climate refugees […]

Minnesota is Still In

Minnesota’s leadership on renewable energy and climate action is unparalleled in the Midwest.  Policymakers passed a 25% Renewable Energy Standard in 2007 with bipartisan support. Under Governor Dayton’s leadership, the state has already effectively met that goal seven years early. In 2013, Governor Dayton signed into law a 1.5% by 2020 Solar Energy Standard, with […]

Southwest students advocate for climate action at Capitol

By Nate Gotlieb May 15, 2018 Members of a Southwest High School student group advocated for clean energy policies and practices at the state Capitol this spring. Students on the Southwest Community Education Green Team participated in the annual Youth Climate Justice Summit that the Minneapolis-based nonprofit Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy hosted on […]