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The need for balance

Walking into Climate Generation on the first day of my internship, I felt uncertain. I had never done an internship before, and I wasn’t fully aware of how I would contribute to the organization. However, even on the first day I quickly became comfortable in the welcoming atmosphere of the office and the teams’ willingness […]

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 […]

Human activity and the climate: The future looks terrifying; we have to act now

By Sophia Manolis , Lia Harel , Gabriel Kaplan , Marco Hunt , Shaza Hussein , Katie Christiansen, and Sofia Valdes October 10, 2018 We’re young people worried about dire climate-change impacts. The feds aren’t doing what’s needed, so state and local governments must. We, Minnesota youth, are terrified for our future. By our middle-aged […]

Co-mentorship: It Goes Both Ways

Last September, I began my Minnesota GreenCorps service year with Climate Generation, excited to take on a new project and meet new people. After months of Zoom video calls, event planning, organizing meetings, and travelling across the state I’ve found that working with young people through the Youth Convening Minnesota project and Youth Environmental Activists […]

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 […]

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 […]