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Bringing Energy and Hope on the Bus to D.C.

As I sit writing this on a sunny Saturday nearing 70 degrees, I’m reminded that spring has sprung! When I decided to go to the People’s Climate March and Youth Convergence in D.C. earlier in March, the last weekend of April felt miles away. But mid-April has crept up on me and, as someone who […]

Youth Climate Lobby Day: A Light in the Dark

The 9th annual Youth Climate Lobby Day at the Minnesota State Capitol began with a Summit in the Governor’s Reception Room. This opening event included Governor Dayton, Lt. Governor Smith and a packed room full of young people. It featured a powerful panel of youth speakers representing partner organizations, including MPIRG, Minnesota Interfaith Power & […]

The Strong, Lasting Impact of Youth Lobby Day 2015

During the 2014-2015 school year I had the privilege of receiving credit towards my senior year at DeLaSalle High School through an internship with Climate Generation’s YEA! MN program. I was fed up with the monotony of high school and was looking for work that I could be passionate about and that would give my […]

Learnings and empowering experiences

This past December with YEA MN, my fellow core members and I celebrated Climate Generation’s 10-year anniversary. It was a very eye-opening and empowering event that lead me to think more deeply about how I can incorporate climate-friendly acts in my own life. As for our twice a month meetings, we focused more on how […]

Grounded and Growing

A couple months ago, my friends and I stumbled upon YEA! MN while searching for other environmental groups in the Twin Cities metro area. We decided to check it out and attended our first meeting back in November. At the meeting, there was an eclectic blend of different perspectives that invigorated my passion for environmental […]

Finding light in the midst of winter

In the midst of winter I always find myself looking for extra places and people full of light and positivity to help counteract the constant darkness. I love winter, but it can still be easy to get caught in all the darkness, especially when the school days are longer than the hours the sun is […]