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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, […]

Friday Feature: Meet COP21 Education Ambassador Phillip Haberman!

As our COP21 Window into Paris program approaches, we will be featuring an educator in our delegation each week to share their thoughts on the program and how they plan to incorporate their experience at the UN climate change negotiations into their classrooms. This week’s featured educator is Phillip Haberman, an Earth Science and Biology […]

YES! and Climate Change

We are thrilled to be partnering with YES! Youth Energy Summit this year. YES! is “a team-oriented youth program that uses hands-on, experiential learning and energy action projects to address energy opportunities and issues in rural Minnesota communities.” Through a pre-survey we asked students what they were most excited to do with their YES! Team. […]

Learn, Revise, Re-Launch! The Emerging Leaders Mentorship Program Strikes Again

The 2014 Emerging Leaders Mentorship Program wrapped up this August and is about to re-launch a fresh cycle this October, integrating last year’s insights on how to best support healthy collaborative relationships across the generational spectrum. In the 2014-2015 round, we supported eleven matches in the Midwest, pairing youth organizers under 30 with veteran staff […]

Wine & Dine for Climate – August 29, 2015

We could not have asked for more beautiful weather for the night of our Wine & Dine for Climate event at Alexis Bailly Vineyard, and all other aspects of the event were as lovely as our outdoor surroundings. On Saturday, August 29th, over 50 friends and supporters joined us at Alexis Bailly Vineyards, Nan Bailly’s […]

Learning to Lead: New Green Club Presidents Put Together an Earth Day Extravaganza

On April 22nd 2015, Central High School’s environmental club, Roots and Shoots, hosted our annual Earth Day Extravaganza. Seven different speakers came to speak to a few hundred students about recycling, sustainability, and everything environmental. The event last year was put on by our 2013-2014 presidents, but for the 2014-2015 year we had a new […]