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Climate Education: Minnesota Students Connecting with Japanese Students

In 2015, I attended my first Climate Generation Summer Institute for Teachers with one burning question: “Why doesn’t every high school in Minnesota require Earth & Space Science for graduation?” As a geologist, I value our dependence on the earth and often wonder, “Where do our materials come from?” Though my passion for geology guided […]

Meet our COP23 Delegation: Espoir DelMain

Espoir DelMain is a member of Climate Generation’s Window Into COP23 program, a multi-sector delegation attending the United Nation Framework on Climate Change Convention’s 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP) in Bonn, Germany. Our delegates will observe sessions and interact with climate change policy negotiations across international leaders and stakeholders. DelMain is a freshman at […]

Just the Beginning Of Something Big

“Coffee production is set to decrease by 50% by the year 2050…” I gripped my pen and looked up at Ryan, the guest speaker from Minneapolis-based coffee company, Peace Coffee, with my eyes wide open. I looked around the room at the other interns and watched the same shock resonate on their faces. Was this […]

We’re all connected

Letter from the Executive Director Signs of climate change impacts are happening all around us. The West is on fire. Cities and states across the Pacific Northwest and Mountain West are under a sky of smoke and ash, with the largest blaze currently burning in Oregon. Not one, not two, but three hurricanes are swirling […]

Meet Our COP23 Delegation: Cheryl Olseth

Cheryl Olseth is a member of Climate Generation’s Window Into COP23 program, a multi-sector delegation attending the United Nation Framework on Climate Change Convention’s 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP) in Bonn, Germany. Our delegates will observe sessions and interact with climate change policy negotiations across international leaders and stakeholders. Olseth is Director of the […]

It’s EESI

During the month of August, eight interns spent their days at the Department of Commerce, Climate Generation, and at various locations around the Twin Cities learning about energy and climate change. These eight undergraduate and graduate students —each with a different major— provided unique perspectives during each presentation and field trip. From graphic design to […]

Climbing the Energy Mountain, One Step at a Time

While participating in this internship, I was challenged to open my brain to new, collaborative ideas, was able to connect with others on a new level, and was exposed to parts of the Twin Cities not everyone notices. My name is Olivia Veloske and this summer I was an Energy Engagement Student Intern. During the […]

“I Haven’t Owned a Car Since 1972”

My name is Marisa Eftefield and I have been participating in the Energy Engagement Student Internship during the month of August. I am a senior at the University of Minnesota majoring in Urban Studies. One of the activities we did during the internship was write an elevator pitch about climate change. This activity gave us […]

Houston, We Have a Problem

The rain is only just beginning to let up in Houston, but the nightmare will continue to unfold over the next days, weeks, and months. The photos and video of human suffering are hard to fathom. Hospitals overrun, nursing homes with residents in chest-deep water, highways turned to rivers, homes and businesses with ceiling-high water, […]

We all need support

“Support: to bear or hold up, to serve as a foundation for, to undergo or endure, to provide for, a person that give assistance.” –Dictionary.com When the opportunity presented itself for me to ride 300 miles from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo with Climate Ride, I jumped at it. I also convinced my husband […]