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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 […]

My Year As Policy Intern

Ever since I started my internship at Climate Generation, I’ve been more educated on climate change and social justice all together. I felt very scared coming in and meeting new people, but I slowly felt more welcomed by the amazing Core members. I not only started to learn more about climate change, but I felt […]

Youth Advocate for their Future at the 2018 Youth Climate Justice Summit

What did you love about the Youth Climate Justice Summit? “Advocating for myself and adults listening.” “The like-minded people, and seeing where legislators stand on issues.” “Getting the chance to talk to legislators.” This is some of the feedback students gave after our day of action at the State Capitol. On April 25, 2018 about […]

Youth are the answer

“Youth are powerful, youth are brave, youth are the answer.” Youth leaders stood in a circle and repeated this phrase just before departing our Youth Climate Workshop in the Moorhead Public Library. This moment was the beginning of our Youth Convening Minnesota project, a seven-month leadership opportunity for high school aged youth to learn about […]

Youth = unstoppable: Reflections from the Power Shift Network

Just a few weeks back, on January 26th, me and Marco—a YEA! MN Core Member—climbed the steps of the Thurgood Marshall Center in Washington, D.C. I was both excited and anxious. We were heading to the annual meeting of the Power Shift Network, a collective of organizations mobilizing to mitigate climate change and create a […]