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Celebrating the environment & our communities

Letter from the Executive Director Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Nearly 50 years later, the work continues as we address the urgency of climate change and accelerate solutions. I recently had the opportunity to present our work and the need for bold climate […]

2019 STEM Expo: 2,000 Students Discover Green STEM Careers

Climate Generation partnered with Minneapolis Public Schools for a second year to bring Green STEM Careers to their annual STEM & Career Exploration Expo on March 20th, 2019. The Green Alley, a focused area of the Expo that highlighted environmental and energy organizations and companies, exposed over 2,000 eighth grade students to the exciting opportunities […]

We’ve got the power

Letter from the Executive Director March has been action-packed, with 100% renewable energy announcements from companies like 3M, Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan’s One Minnesota Path to Clean Energy, our Youth Climate Justice Summit, a new Humanities curriculum for educators, and our Zero Waste Challenge! Our Advisory Board member and 3M Sustainability […]

Thank you for 100% Leadership!

Today, Governor Tim Walz announced a new legislative package to advance Minnesota’s standing as a leader in addressing climate change and facilitating the transition to an equitable, clean energy future. We applaud the requirement for our state’s electricity sector to provide 100% clean energy by 2050, putting us in leadership with other states across the […]

Our Votes and Actions Matter

People turned out in force to the polls yesterday. Thanks to all of you for being a #ClimateVoter. Here in Minnesota, we elected a new governor last night. Congratulations to Governor-elect Tim Walz and Lt. Governor-elect Peggy Flanagan on the win and on behalf of Climate Generation, we look forward to partnering with their administration […]

Avangrid Foundation Supports Nationwide Climate Change Education Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2018 CONTACT: Lauren Boritzke, Climate Generation 262-490-6562; lauren@climategen.org Avangrid Foundation Supports Nationwide Climate Change Education Program Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy is pleased to announce it has received a grant from Avangrid Foundation, in collaboration with Avangrid Renewables, to support their national climate change education initiatives for K-12 educators in […]

Happening Minnesota: A Clean Energy Road Trip

When we hosted James Redford in Minnesota in June 2018 for MN Is Still In, we were excited that Minnesota was selected for a follow-up film short on how clean energy is thriving in other locations of the U.S. This first of its kind sequel to Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution is an example of […]

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 […]

Fighting for solutions

Letter from the Executive Director The world recently passed another climate milestone. The Mauna Loa Observatory recorded its first-ever carbon dioxide reading in excess of 410 parts per million; Earth’s carbon dioxide hasn’t reached that level in millions of years. Carbon dioxide concentrations have skyrocketed over the past two years due in part to natural […]

Advocate & Appreciate our Planet Earth!

“To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.”  – TERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMS Earth Day is right around the corner. We’re looking forward to celebrating our planet and demonstrating the importance of environmental protection beyond April 22nd […]