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The Injustices of Line 3

Dr. Christie Manning is the Director of Sustainability at Macalester College and a Climate Generation Board Member. For the last 12 years she has taught in the Department of Environmental Studies at Macalester College in St. Paul. Her research and teaching explore the cognitive, social and situational factors that influence people’s behavioral and lifestyle choices […]

The best way to learn about government is to get involved in it

Sophia is a junior at St. Louis Park High School, a member of Climate Generation’s YEA! program, a Three Rivers Park District teen council member, and a percussionist. Youth Environmental Activists (YEA!) began working on the Climate Justice Education Bill in the fall of 2020. We noticed that other climate change legislation doesn’t address climate […]

Line 3 moves Minnesota backward on climate

On Thursday, November 12, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency approved a major water crossing permit to Enbridge Energy, giving the Line 3 pipeline project approval to move forward. Despite years of statewide and national opposition to this project, it has made its way through decision-making agencies, each relinquishing responsibility for Minnesota’s future — with the […]

Post-Presidential Debate Statement: Take the Climate Crisis Seriously

On Tuesday, the first Presidential debate took place, with FOX News moderator Chris Wallace prepared to ask the candidates questions about six pre-planned topics that did not include climate change. In the last 15 minutes of the debate, Chris Wallace asked the first question about the climate crisis heard in a presidential debate in 12 […]

How to use your voice and vote for climate justice

Read Sarah’s story and learn how to be a climate voter yourself at enough2020.org. Our everyday lives are in many ways different than one year ago, and never has the urgent need for political leadership been more apparent. I was instilled with a strong sense of community and civic engagement from those who raised me. […]

Minnesota Goes After Polluters

On June 24, the State of Minnesota filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and the American Petroleum Institute (API) for deceiving the public about climate change. It’s time to hold them accountable. Exxon and Koch Industries have known since the 1960s that burning fossil fuels caused climate change — and the superstorms, […]

Accountability NOW

Illustration Credit: Shirien – @shirien.creates. Dear Friends and Supporters, We have had a collective reckoning this week that has shaken our organization and community to the core. Just blocks from our office, George Floyd, a Black man whose life was precious, was murdered by former Minneapolis police officers on Monday, May 25th. We’ve watched our […]