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Two Americas

Today we heard the views of a majority of Americans, compared to the position of our federal administration, on climate change and clean energy. We know that a majority of Americans think global warming is real, that government should take action on it, and that as a nation we should support development of clean renewable […]

The Consequences of Climate Change

Letter from the Executive Director Last week, the Trump Administration stated its intent to repeal the groundbreaking Clean Power Plan. It rebukes the scientific consensus that without action, the consequences of climate change — widespread species extinction, more devastating droughts, more Harveys and Irmas and wildfires like those raging in Northern California — will become […]

Climate Generation responds to the dismantling of the Clean Power Plan policy

The Trump administration’s move to begin dismantling the Clean Power Plan, a policy intended to curb carbon emissions that contribute to human-induced climate change, will not lead to a quick repeal. E.P.A. Administrator Scott Pruitt’s announcement is simply the first of many steps the agency must make; proposing a rule to undo a regulation takes […]

Minnesota Youth Insist on a Strong & Just Clean Power Plan for Their Future

Since January, Climate Generation has recruited five youth from around Minnesota to help us support the implementation of a racially just and equitable Clean Power Plan for our state. Over the past six months, these youth have gathered postcards, met with their legislators, and submitted letters to the editor to keep Minnesotans informed about the […]

Earth Month

Letter from the Executive Director Friends, Happy spring! I hope you will provide input as we look at our next 5 years during our upcoming Strategic Planning process – fill out this short survey by Friday April 29 to give us your feedback! Please join us for our annual donor appreciation breakfast at the Red Stag […]

Empowerment and Environmental Justice at Youth Lobby Day 2016

On March 14th, I joined over 100 high school and college students at the Capitol for the 2016 Youth Lobby Day to advocate for a racially, economically, and environmentally just implementation of the Clean Power Plan. Our purpose wasn’t just to push for environmental policy, but also to have critical conversations about how the Clean […]

Finding My Power and Story

Over the past weekend, I attended a Youth Lobby Day workshop in preparation for Youth Lobby Day 2016 at the Minnesota State Capitol, which will take place on March 14. Going into the workshop, I didn’t know what to expect. When I got there, there were already a few other high school students there, along […]

Winter Weirdness

Letter from the Executive Director When Minnesota and much of the Upper Midwest hit the 70 degree temperature mark earlier this month, I couldn’t just embrace the warmer weather without a bit of sadness for what this change really means. As meteorologist Paul Douglas said: “This isn’t your grandparents’ weather anymore,” going on to coin […]

Environmental Justice Focus for March 14th Youth Lobby Day

I remember the first time I talked to one of my legislators during 2014 Youth Lobby Day. I was hurrying down one of the Capitol’s polished, marble halls alongside other students following Senator Kari Dziedzic. When we stopped in front of the large doors to the Senate Floor, I took a deep breath and mustered […]

Clean Power Plan: Where Are We Now?

It seems like a story about a new clean energy project in Minnesota is surfacing every day. From the explosion of community solar gardens, to utility-scale solar projects, to a planned wind-solar hybrid project, the news indicates that our clean energy economy is taking off, and will not be slowing down any time soon. However, […]