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Keep the North Cold: Askov Finlayson supports climate change education

On September 21st, a crowd of over 300 attendees mingled with music and delicious wood-fired pizza in the courtyard of Minnesota-based outdoor clothing company, Askov Finlayson. They were all celebrating one thing: the release of the 2017 edition Keep the North Cold hats. Amongst the cheer and excitement was a strange undertone; it was an […]

Lt. Governor Sends Off Minnesota COP23 Delegates

The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) kicks off next week, bringing nations of the world together to continue their work on strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change. The conference will focus on strategizing and solidifying how participating countries will implement the Paris Agreement. Climate Generation is sending […]

Sustainability is the Bottom Line

“No single company, policy or technology is going to get us where we need to go. We need to work together.” –Geisha Williams, CEO and President, PG&E Returning from two days at the Ceres Conference in San Francisco, I am processing the wealth of information and strong support for the triple bottom line – people, […]

Bringing Energy and Hope on the Bus to D.C.

As I sit writing this on a sunny Saturday nearing 70 degrees, I’m reminded that spring has sprung! When I decided to go to the People’s Climate March and Youth Convergence in D.C. earlier in March, the last weekend of April felt miles away. But mid-April has crept up on me and, as someone who […]

High School Students in St. Louis Park, Minn. Leading Emerging Strategy to Combat Climate Change on Local Level

Climate Generation is proud to feature the inspiring work of our youth climate partner, iMatter, and their incredible high school organizing effort that resulted in concrete policy change at St Louis Park City Hall. Read more below for a reminder of how powerful young people can be, even if they are too young to vote. […]

iMatter Now: Youth Seek to Prevent Climate Change

Eight years ago, a 13-year-old California boy named Alec Loorz watched the movie An Inconvenient Truth, and it changed him. He couldn’t stop researching the effects of climate change, what was being done and what could be done, to stop it. With his mother he founded iMatter, an organization to get youth involved in helping […]

Shining Light, Building Power in Highland Park, MI

This blog is the first in a series featuring youth-led initiatives that emerged directly from the Midwest Youth Climate Convergence (held in October 2015) and/or were central to the overarching themes of this 3-day working retreat. Soulardarity works to build energy democracy in Highland Park, Michigan and its neighboring communities through community-based education, community organizing, […]

Midwest Convergence mobilizes youth at the intersection of climate change and social justice

As many movement spaces often do, the day began in a circle. One hundred young people  – high school students, college students, and twenty-somethings – gathered around a huge parachute laid on the floor with big green letters reading ‘Leave it in the ground! Resist!’ It was early on a Friday morning, and people had […]

Students Attend Growing Power Farming Workshop

Sunday, October 4, I reached the end of a winding dirt road where the Growing Power Deep Winter Farming workshop would begin.  I still wasn’t sure what to expect and if I would benefit from what I learned that day.  In any case, from the moment we arrived at the Women’s Environmental Institute (WEI) farm, […]