Middle school introduces students to climate and energy science with hands-on project

By Elizabeth Shockman November 13, 2019   On a recent Thursday, Katie Small’s eighth-grade science class at St. Louis Park Middle School was hard at work. The students were gathered around a series of small blue plastic suitcases, up to their elbows in wires and assembly instructions. The goal was to put together a series of “solar suitcases” — 12-volt […]

Local artists ‘Band Together’ for climate change fundraiser

By Erica Rivera November 15, 2019 t’s about time the planet got its own musical fundraiser. On Saturday at the O’Shaughnessy, Band Together will humanize the climate change crisis through an evening of music, storytelling, and activism with ticket proceeds benefiting Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy. The non-profit’s mission is to empower individuals and […]

Xiuhtezcatl, Astralblak and more to perform at benefit concert for Climate Generation

November 5, 2019 A coalition of Minnesota artists are coming together to put a human face to climate change with music and storytelling. Alongside 19-year-old climate activist and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Band Together takes place Nov. 16 at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium, 2004 Randolph Ave. in St. Paul. The concert begins at 7 p.m. with an […]

Struggling with climate anxiety? You’re not alone.

By Claire Elise Thompson October 15, 2019 These are trying times. Mass extinction, mass destruction, massive injustice — it can be flat-out depressing. One common prescription for climate woe is: Do something. Go to a march! Call your representative! Join the fight! But throwing your heart and soul into climate and justice work comes with its own […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]