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Collective action in the face of our climate challenge

Letter from the Executive Director Last week’s IPCC climate report from the United Nations concluded that the immediate consequences of climate change are more dire than scientists previously thought. In my blog about the report, I discuss how we are on the right path towards a decarbonized world and what is required to avert the […]

A Decade for Action

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report on the state of climate change: the science is clear. Once considered an issue for a distant future, climate change is here now. The report outlines where we are, where we need to go and by when, and how we should get there. […]

Amping up climate commitments

Letter from the Executive Director One of the clearest and most devastating climate change impacts has been the dramatic amplification of damage caused by hurricanes. As Hurricane Florence landed on the eastern seaboard and with relentless negative news, it was extremely uplifting to spend last week with leaders at the Global Climate Action Summit in […]

Global Climate Action Summit Steps Up Commitments

It was extremely uplifting to spend the second week of September with leaders at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. I was honored to present on our successful MN is Still In event at the We Are Still In forum highlighting private sector leadership and new commitments, following a short documentary on Minnesota’s […]

A Step Backward

This week, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a replacement to the Clean Power Plan called the Affordable Clean Energy rule. Containing a complete overhaul of the standards for emissions from coal-fired power plants, the Trump administration’s rule poses a direct threat to our changing climate and public health. We continue to witness the immediate […]

A year of setting records

Letter from the Executive Director We are approaching the fourth hottest year on record with several all-time heat records set this summer. A new report in The New York Times shows just how widespread and intense the impact of climate change is right now and how unprepared we are for future impacts. In the U.S., […]

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 […]

Rise up and demand change

Letter from the Executive Director In the past year, Climate Generation has watched with frustration the dismantling of environmental policies, an increase in inequitable and dishonest platforms, and the rise of dehumanizing behavior from our country’s leadership. We have seen unjust actions against immigrants and we are committed to standing with marginalized people now and […]

Climate Generation Chosen as 2018 The North Face Explore Fund Grant Recipient

The Explore Fund Empowers Future Explorers by Removing Barriers to Getting Outside Today, we’re excited to announce that Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy has been chosen as a 2018 The North Face Explore Fund grant recipient! With the support of The North Face, Climate Generation will launch the pilot of the Master Climate Stewards […]

Minnesota is Still In

On June 13th, our MN is Still In day of action brought together business leaders, policymakers, and supporters to celebrate climate change solutions and our clean energy progress. The day included a benefit luncheon for Climate Generation, the Leadership on Climate Action Business Workshop, and a screening of James Redford’s film Happening: A Clean Energy […]