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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The one sure way to convince a climate denier

By Zoe Sayler May 23, 2019 Back in 2007, South Carolina Congressman Bob Inglis rebelled against the Republican party and his conservative state: He told the world that climate change was real, that it was caused by humans, and that his party would “get hammered” if they didn’t step up and do something about it. […]

Youth spark community conversations on climate change

By Elizabeth Callen May 9, 2019 Annica Stiles thinks a lot about climate change. The Forest Lake junior is an active member of her school’s environment club and plans to declare a major in environmental humanities when she gets to college next fall. Climate change, she said, is the defining issue of her generation, and […]

Young Minnesotans with ‘climate grief’ are feeling anxiety – and taking action

By Kevyn Burger April 19, 2019 While “climate grief” has many young people mired in worry about a warming planet, others are taking action. Helen Meigs thinks about climate change. A lot. “It’s always in the back of my mind,” said the Macalester College sophomore. Concern about climate change isn’t rare on campus. In fact, […]

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 […]