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Preview of YEA! MN Network Meeting #1: Climate Literacy + Climate Justice

Join us for the first YEA! MN Network Meeting of the 2016-17 school year! Learning about the issue of climate change is an essential step to taking action and engaging in solutions. Our first session is on climate literacy and climate justice. On Wednesday, October 12 from 6-8:30 pm, we will be building relationships with […]

Green Tigers Organize for Climate Action at Minneapolis South High School

Izzy and the South High Green Tigers are members of Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota (YEA! MN). YEA! MN is a core program of Climate Generation, dedicated to engaging and empowering high school students to lead on the transition to a just and resilient climate future for all. My name is Izzy Willette and  I’m […]

Meet the Young People Pushing for a Strong + Just Clean Power Plan

Climate Generation is excited to have five young people throughout Minnesota join our 2016 Youth Policy Cohort. The purpose of this year’s Youth Policy Cohort is to support a strong and just implementation of Minnesota’s Clean Power Plan. Our cohort  represents Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth and Morris, each with different stories of why they are […]

Youth CAN! From Idea to Reality

Back in June, the YEA!MN steering committee and I took our year-end retreat to the Lake Country Land School in Wisconsin.  We came up with lots of big plans for our projects during the 2014-2015 school year, one of which was the Youth Climate Action Now! (Youth CAN!) conference.  At the time, it was hard […]

COP18 in your Classroom: A Teacher’s Primer on International Climate Negotiations

Monday, October 26th, 15,000+ delegates from 195 nations gathered in Doha, Qatar for climate change negotiations and ultimately “to stabalise greenhouse gas concentrations at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system” (sources: COP18 Website). This collective effort began in 1992 with the creation of the United Nations Framework Commission on […]