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Love and Resistance

Letter from the Executive Director Love and resistance are a powerful combination. Of late, I have been inspired by the passion, creativity, and sheer number of public events highlighting the resistance to rollbacks of our country’s progress on so many issues, including climate policy. I am also motivated by the show of support from the […]

Talking Climate Change at Birthday Parties and Concerts

If you’re searching for ways to motivate yourself to engage in climate action this year, you don’t need to look far. In just the first two weeks of January, Climate Generation staff attended two unique events inspired, organized and hosted by citizens who live and work right here in the the Twin Cities Metro. These […]

Radical, resilient hope

Letter from the Executive Director At our 10-year anniversary celebration on December 1st, I spoke about the need for radical, resilient hope – hope that allows us to dig in and be the climate champions that future generations need us to be. Climate Generation’s core mission and values are deeply rooted in the hope that […]

Standing Strong

Letter from the Executive Director If you haven’t read our post-election reflection, After the Flood, I encourage you to do so. Fundamentally, our work hasn’t changed; more than ever, we must work together to build a big community that will demand climate action and engage in solutions to climate change. Will Steger recently gave the […]

Peace Coffee’s Wake Up Call Blend Addresses Climate-Coffee Link

Worldwide, 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed per day. Over 25 million people depend on coffee farms for their economic livelihood, and it’s estimated that 500 million people have some economic connection to coffee. That’s 1 in 12 people. So when we hear that climate change is projected to cut the global area suitable […]

Bent Paddle Brewing Company: Brewing for a Better Climate

In the summer of 2015, as drought swept across the northwestern U.S. – where the vast majority of American hop production is centered – the question of climate change impacts on craft brewing hit home for many brewers and beer drinkers. As early as 2011, the sustainability director of New Belgium Brewery proclaimed that, “if […]

From Words to Action!

Letter from the Executive Director Earlier this month we were delighted to see the Paris Agreement ratified, meaning that it will enter into force with historic speed. The Agreement cleared the final hurdle when several European countries formally ratified the pact, meaning that nations accounting for more than 55 percent of the world’s carbon emissions […]

Paris Agreement Builds Momentum Towards Ratification

Today, September 21, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convened a special event – the “High-Level Event on Entry into Force of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change” – to speed the ratification of the historic international climate agreement finalized at COP21 last December. The Paris Agreement enters into force once at least 55 countries, representing […]

Signs of change

Letter from the Executive Director The devastating flooding that has hit Louisiana communities is the most recent example of historic, record-breaking events caused by climate change. The storm system produced three times the amount of rain as Hurricane Katrina, leaving neighborhoods submerged and communities displaced. The New York Times acknowledged the link to climate change, […]

Bearing witness

Letter from the Executive Director This month I’ve been drawn to headlines of iconic places that I’ve visited, which are now changing drastically due to human-induced climate change. In 2003, I spent the summer in Russian Siberia, specifically the Lake Baikal region, doing graduate environmental work. Reading reports of Siberia’s thawing permafrost felt like the […]