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Dine for Climate: Supporting climate solutions with our forks!

“Eating is inescapably an agricultural act, and how we eat determines, to a considerable extent, how the world is used.” — Wendell Berry If you are what you eat, then the supporters who joined us during our Dine for Climate series directly engaged in solutions to climate change. Our four-restaurant series connected the dots between […]

Going Zero Waste

By Kristin Maija Peterson March 22, 2019 This blog was originally published on Grand Ciel Design The Zero Waste Challenge was an ultra challenge for us because at the start of the challenge we did not have a working kitchen. That meant take-out for meals. Long-story-short background: My significant other and I are currently renting […]

Three Rivers Park District to Receive an Environmental Initiative Award for Climate Conversations

March 22, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tom Knisely, Three Rivers Park District Media Relations Specialist 763-694-7617 tknisely@threeriversparkdistrict.org Lauren Boritzke, Climate Generation 262-490-6562 lauren@climategen.org Three Rivers Park District is honored to receive the Minnesota Environmental Initiative’s 2019 Environmental Innovation Award for the Climate Conversations program series. This award is given annually by Minnesota Environmental Initiative […]

Why We’re Going Zero Waste for 10 Days

From March 11–20, our staff — and the supporters and followers we bring along with us — will embark on the journey of living zero waste for ten days. The idea came to life when our board member, Dr. Christie Manning, shared that she does this same challenge with each class she teaches at Macalester […]

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 […]