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Meet the YEA! MN Core for 2018-19!

YEA! MN is led by a group of students called the Core, with support from Climate Generation staff. We’re excited to introduce our 2018–2019 Core! With over 400 students across Minnesota in the YEA! MN Network, the Core is tasked with nurturing this community, training new leaders, and coordinating action. They meet several times a […]

My Future, My Right: Finding My Place in the Climate Justice Movement

My name is Sofia Valdes, and I am a junior in high school. I recently joined YEA! MN’s Core — a network of high school students taking action for a just transition to a resilient climate future for all. I am also involved with Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light and iMatter, and I started a […]

Global Climate Action Summit Steps Up Commitments

It was extremely uplifting to spend the second week of September with leaders at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. I was honored to present on our successful MN is Still In event at the We Are Still In forum highlighting private sector leadership and new commitments, following a short documentary on Minnesota’s […]

Climate change education in action at this year’s Summer Institute

When you arrive at Saint John’s University, you may notice the preserved prairie on your left, the Abbey bell banner towering above the trees, and the red brick buildings that make up campus. It doesn’t take long to understand that the campus and monastery were designed with intention toward sustainability. When the monks who founded […]

7 Youth Achievements to be Proud Of

As summer heat brings farmers’ markets and fresh veggies, it’s time to celebrate the harvest. This year, youth involved in our programming accomplished some pretty amazing things across the climate movement. It’s important that we remember to enjoy what youth leadership brings to this issue and reap the success of the seeds they’ve planted. Here […]

Talk Climate Premiers in Pennsylvania

In order to normalize climate change we must be willing to talk about it, to meet others, and have compassion for those who hold opposing views. This summer, Megan (Senior Programs Coordinator) and I were invited to meet new partners at the Climate and Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP) in Western Pennsylvania and share this approach […]

Minnesota is Still In

On June 13th, our MN is Still In day of action brought together business leaders, policymakers, and supporters to celebrate climate change solutions and our clean energy progress. The day included a benefit luncheon for Climate Generation, the Leadership on Climate Action Business Workshop, and a screening of James Redford’s film Happening: A Clean Energy […]

Call for Artists — World in Flux

Create art, save the world. Share your artistic vision of the biggest issues of our generation in an exciting exhibition on climate change. Climate Generation is partnering with Vine Arts Center (VAC) for their upcoming art exhibition, World in Flux: Visions & Voices of a Changing Planet from October 13–November 3, 2018. VAC invites artists […]

The High One

We came around the bend on the Parks Highway after driving north from Anchorage for a few hours. I was in the passenger’s seat concentrating on the road ahead, as to not upset my stomach. Just beyond the horizon, I finally got a glimpse of The High One: Mount Denali. It was a sunny day […]