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Youth Demand Action on Climate Justice

By Sarah Goodspeed, Youth & Policy Manager and Shaza Hussein, Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota (YEA! MN) Core leader The youth of this country know that our voices are powerful. Today we are banding together to change the status quo in areas that for decades have been immovable. We are leading on solutions and raising our […]

My Year As Policy Intern

Ever since I started my internship at Climate Generation, I’ve been more educated on climate change and social justice all together. I felt very scared coming in and meeting new people, but I slowly felt more welcomed by the amazing Core members. I not only started to learn more about climate change, but I felt […]

Fight for climate change in your classroom

Education is a solution to climate change. We’re seeing this as school districts across the country are promoting climate change education by making commitments to teach climate change in their schools. In this effort, youth voices have been especially powerful advocates for teaching climate change (like in Portland, Idaho, and California, for example!) When local […]

Your How-To for Tonight’s MN Caucuses

Each one of us is a part of our community in many ways, and we are all able to impact our community through the different roles we play. Make your impact today, February 6, by participating in the precinct caucuses throughout Minnesota. This is an opportunity to share your views on important issues and influence […]

Your Window into COP23 Day 12: November 17

Our delegation was a part of the U.S. People’s Delegation at COP23. Watch how people from across the country represented U.S. leadership and highlighted the just and equitable solutions we need. The U.S. People's Delegation at COP23 Communities in the U.S. are standing up. Despite Trump’s disastrous climate decisions, at the UN Climate Talks, the […]

COP23 Reflection

My time at COP23 was one of the most exciting experiences in my life. Being able to see everything that was going on at the conference was amazing. During my time here, I learned so much and experienced even more. Throughout the conference, there were three main themes that I noticed that I want to […]

Education Day

Today (Thursday) was Education Day at the Climate Conference and hence there was a strand of UN sponsored sessions and other organizations that had education presentations at their pavilions. The day included speeches of encouragement from eminent officials, examples of programs and accomplishments, and importantly, the voices of youth in music, advocacy, and video. The […]

It’s never over

I can only imagine what the Kyoto Protocol days were like, with so much hope and anticipation for the future. I remember feeling that way in Copenhagen, too. Maybe because I haven’t been here the entire two weeks, maybe because I’m feeling…unsure. I’ve learned so much in the last week, I am overwhelmed. I received […]

The importance of faith

Some things only work if you believe in them – the tooth fairy, Tinkerbell, the international banking system, and our ability to take meaningful action to prevent the worst impacts of potential climate change. When you stop believing in the tooth fairy, you don’t get money under your pillow if you lose a tooth. If […]

Your Window into COP23 Day 11: November 16

Watch Melissa Hortman’s webinar from yesterday on the power of Minnesotans at COP23 and the power to make a difference at home. Today is Education Day at COP23, and our delegates have the opportunity to participate in a number of sessions focused on education’s role in achieving climate action. Education is recognized by the United Nations […]