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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 […]

How can I get a job that fights climate change?

By Zoe Sayler August 1, 2019 Dear Umbra, What types of programs, initiatives, etc. can help high school students prepare for employment within the green economy? — Leaping Onto the Sustainability Train Dear LOST, If this question came to me as recently as a year ago, I might assume it was sent in by an […]

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 […]

RWHS teacher, students to discuss climate change

By Red Wing Newsroom April 23, 2019 Youth Convening Minnesota will hold a discussion on climate change at the Red Wing Ignite building on April 24. Jim Leise, a science teacher at Red Wing High School, and Mallary Bade and Danielle Thuerauf, students at Red Wing High School, will talk about how climate change is […]

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, […]

Students attend soil health workshop

By Deb Moldaschel April 13, 2019 Sleepy Eye YES! Team SMS Environmental Science students attended the YES! Winter Workshop held at Gustavus Adolphus College on March 20. Sleepy Eye YES! Team advisors, Mary Beth Botz and Deb Reinarts, accompanied 13 YES! members (students from Sleepy Eye Public and St. Mary’s) and five SMS Environmental Science […]

The ground may be white but MN’s New Deal is green

By Elliott Askari-Rabe March 19, 2019 On March 6, students and adults alike gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol for the Youth Climate Justice Summit. The event is held yearly, and is organized by Climate Generation, a Minneapolis based climate advocacy group. The event was sponsored by numerous other climate groups, including iMatter, Yea MN, MN […]