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Day of Action for a Fossil Free Future

On Friday October 29th, 2021 youth organizers, artists, culture bearers and community members from Mni Sota gathered to join the International Indigenous Youth Council – Twin Cities chapter with Indigneous Roots, Rainforest Action Network, MN350, COPAL MN, Climate Justice Committee, Climate Generation, MIRAC, and UMN Students for Climate Justice  to demand JP Morgan Chase stop […]

Why I Started to Care About Climate Change, and You Should Too

My climate journey started at the beginning of my senior year in high school. By that time I’d heard of climate change and knew the effects it had on our planet, but I wasn’t formally taught about global warming growing up. Due to the lack of climate education in public schools, it was not something […]

Youth Action Fun(d) Highlight: Climate Justice Book Drive

Climate change education is essential. Our world is on fire in the current climate crisis, and any information pertaining to it cannot be accessible in the only educational setting that young students are provided. Due to education and political jurisdiction created by state and local governments, schools across Minnesota lack climate justice resources from their […]

How important is climate change education?

Maryama Warsame is a rising senior at Rosemount High School, member of the YEA! Network program with Climate Generation, volunteer for Sierra Club, and Minnesota Youth Council Representative 2021-22. On July 15, I co-hosted a UN ACE Youth Forum workshop on climate education with Owen Griffin, a fellow member of Youth Environmental Activists (YEA!). In […]

197 Students for Change

Nayana Gurung is a high school leader with Climate Generation’s Youth Environmental Activists (YEA!) Campaigns program. She’s passionate about social justice, which is why she loves climate work. My experience with 197 Students for Change has been a huge learning experience that has impacted the ways that I approach organizing with peers, addressing people in […]

The best way to learn about government is to get involved in it

Sophia is a junior at St. Louis Park High School, a member of Climate Generation’s YEA! program, a Three Rivers Park District teen council member, and a percussionist. Youth Environmental Activists (YEA!) began working on the Climate Justice Education Bill in the fall of 2020. We noticed that other climate change legislation doesn’t address climate […]

Apple Valley Sanctuary City

Isabelle Wong is a University of Minnesota Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) student as well as a senior at Apple Valley High School, and leader in our YEA! Campaigns program. Isabelle continues her activism as the Logistics director of MN Youth for Climate Justice and District 2’s representative on the MN Youth Council. According to […]

It’s always a call to action, not a call to rest

Eleanor Dolan is a queer disabled youth organizer focusing on change making in her community through Climate Generation’s YEA! Campaigns program. They focus on the intersections of social justice and climate organizing. They are currently working on mutual aid projects as well as justice issues within their school district. As a disabled person, the climate […]

Why youth are writing a Minnesota Law for climate justice education

By Annie Chen and Maya Hidalgo, leaders with the YEA! Network As climate change becomes a growing issue, the number of climate education proposals has increased to meet the growing need of addressing this relevant topic in school systems. Over the past few months, Climate Generation’s YEA Network, a statewide youth organization, has worked on […]