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Vote for Climate in 2018

What’s the number one way to make an impact on climate change? Vote! Your vote is your voice: use your vote to elect officials who will make climate change a priority in office. Early voting begins this week for the primary election in Minnesota. How can you impact climate change at the polls? What’s on […]

Unjust Actions Against Immigrants

In the past year, Climate Generation has watched with frustration the dismantling of environmental policies, an increase in inequitable and dishonest platforms, and the rise of dehumanizing behavior from our country’s leadership. The separation of families at the southern border is another example of unjust actions against people of color, and we stand firmly against […]

Climate action is unstoppable

Letter from the Executive Director Climate action is unstoppable. Our MN Is Still In: Leadership on Climate Action events demonstrated how individuals, cities, states, and businesses are taking ambition to the next level. We heard examples from elected leaders, sustainability leaders, and special guest James Redford at our June 13 events. We were thrilled to […]

So, what happened during the 2018 Legislative session?

Minnesota’s short 2018 Legislative session ended in a flurry this month, with your elected officials sending bills from the chamber floor to caucus and conference committees at all hours before session ended May 20. Governor Dayton now is finalizing which bills he will sign or veto as the last check and balance in updates to […]

Youth Demand Action on Climate Justice

By Sarah Goodspeed, Youth & Policy Manager and Shaza Hussein, Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota (YEA! MN) Core leader The youth of this country know that our voices are powerful. Today we are banding together to change the status quo in areas that for decades have been immovable. We are leading on solutions and raising our […]

Fight for climate change in your classroom

Education is a solution to climate change. We’re seeing this as school districts across the country are promoting climate change education by making commitments to teach climate change in their schools. In this effort, youth voices have been especially powerful advocates for teaching climate change (like in Portland, Idaho, and California, for example!) When local […]

Your How-To for Tonight’s MN Caucuses

Each one of us is a part of our community in many ways, and we are all able to impact our community through the different roles we play. Make your impact today, February 6, by participating in the precinct caucuses throughout Minnesota. This is an opportunity to share your views on important issues and influence […]

Africa voices in climate change discussions

Since I served in the Peace Corps in Liberia in the 70s and again last year, I am eager to hear the voice of Africans in these climate change negotiations. Today, I attended a large side event called Africa Day, and I want to share some of their voices. Denis Sassou Nguesso, the President of […]

Youth Climate Lobby Day: A Light in the Dark

The 9th annual Youth Climate Lobby Day at the Minnesota State Capitol began with a Summit in the Governor’s Reception Room. This opening event included Governor Dayton, Lt. Governor Smith and a packed room full of young people. It featured a powerful panel of youth speakers representing partner organizations, including MPIRG, Minnesota Interfaith Power & […]