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A Day of Inspiration

To say the least, this year’s Youth Climate Kickoff was a transformative experience. When arriving at Roosevelt High School, we were greeted by a host of happy and welcoming faces. Because we arrived relatively early, there was time to mingle and immediately make new friends. We sat and talked until the day officially started. Everyone […]

Climate Change is a Drag

Last week, our Climate Change is a Drag show — a community builder and fundraiser in partnership with OutFront Minnesota — got people hot and bothered about climate change. Hosted at Troubadour Wine Bar, home to the weekly Queerdo show, our evening’s emcee The Other Jeanie Retelle guided us through a journey of climate-themed performances. […]

Gifts from My Week at Climate Strong

Words were medicine; they were magic and invisible. They came from nothing into sound and meaning. They were beyond price; they could neither be bought nor sold. — N. Scott Momaday Will Steger’s eyewitness climate story is the foundation of Climate Generation, and the climate stories of our staff and the individuals and communities we […]

A year of youth power

“P-O-W-E-R we’ve got the power, because we are with YEA! MN!” Youth in the climate movement made waves across the globe this school year, and Minnesota youth working with Climate Generation played a big part. Check out our “advocacy recipe” of ingredients we used this year when organizing for power — and the importance of […]

Joseph’s Climate Story

Joseph Rousu is the founder and Chief Operations Officer of Ogema Organics. He is a member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe and resident of the White Earth Reservation. An earlier version of Joseph’s story originally aired on Minnesota Public Radio’s Climate Cast show and shared through our e-communications, however Joseph wanted to tell a more […]

Happening Minnesota: A Clean Energy Road Trip

When we hosted James Redford in Minnesota in June 2018 for MN Is Still In, we were excited that Minnesota was selected for a follow-up film short on how clean energy is thriving in other locations of the U.S. This first of its kind sequel to Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution is an example of […]

7 Youth Achievements to be Proud Of

As summer heat brings farmers’ markets and fresh veggies, it’s time to celebrate the harvest. This year, youth involved in our programming accomplished some pretty amazing things across the climate movement. It’s important that we remember to enjoy what youth leadership brings to this issue and reap the success of the seeds they’ve planted. Here […]

Rise up and demand change

Letter from the Executive Director 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. We have seen unjust actions against immigrants and we are committed to standing with marginalized people now and […]

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 […]