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Talking Climate Change at Birthday Parties and Concerts

If you’re searching for ways to motivate yourself to engage in climate action this year, you don’t need to look far. In just the first two weeks of January, Climate Generation staff attended two unique events inspired, organized and hosted by citizens who live and work right here in the the Twin Cities Metro. These […]

Sparking climate conversations

Letter from the Executive Director I remember reading an article called “What the Warming World Needs Now Is Art, Sweet Art” by Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, where he wrote that although we knew about climate change, we didn’t really know about it; it wasn’t part of the culture yet. An intellectual understanding of the […]

Telling Our Climate Stories

Letter from the Executive Director This month kicked off with our annual donor appreciation breakfast at Red Stag, where supporters learned through storytelling how our work has been influenced by the Paris climate agreement. Our staff’s stories brought COP21 to life again, while connecting the experience of the UN conference with our climate change programming […]

Earth Month

Letter from the Executive Director Friends, Happy spring! I hope you will provide input as we look at our next 5 years during our upcoming Strategic Planning process – fill out this short survey by Friday April 29 to give us your feedback! Please join us for our annual donor appreciation breakfast at the Red Stag […]

Winter Weirdness

Letter from the Executive Director When Minnesota and much of the Upper Midwest hit the 70 degree temperature mark earlier this month, I couldn’t just embrace the warmer weather without a bit of sadness for what this change really means. As meteorologist Paul Douglas said: “This isn’t your grandparents’ weather anymore,” going on to coin […]

Convenings + Convergence = IMPACT

Letter from the Executive Director We kicked off the month with our participation in MN2015: Last stop before Paris, a conference focused on citizen engagement in climate change solutions. It was a great way for us to share our approach and the successes we’ve had over nine years with the public, educators, and youth. Our […]

Guess who made the Midwest Energy News 40 Under 40?

Letter from the Executive Director I was truly honored to have been selected by the Midwest Energy News 40 Under 40, a new program to highlight emerging leaders throughout the region and their work to accelerate America’s transition to a clean energy economy. We congratulated Xcel Energy’s plan to retire Sherco 1 & 2 by 2026 and slash carbon […]

Keep the North Cold Launches!

Letter from the Executive Director The Minnesota state climate office recently reported that MN had a wonderful summer, thanks to a limited number of hot days, lower humidity and cooler temps. Meanwhile, however, the west saw a deluge of wild land fires, drought, and some of the hottest temperatures on record, especially in the month […]

Welcoming New Staff

Letter from the Executive Director This month we welcomed two new staff members to our team: Naelekya Bledsoe, Administrative Assistant, spent many years working in the administrative and customer services fields, including at Eureka! Recycling and most recently Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. Naelekya provides administrative support to the organization and knows that climate […]

Climate Minnesota events showcase unique perspectives of Minnesota communities

Climate Minnesota: Bemidji – April 14, 2015 Climate Minnesota: Crookston – April 15, 2015 Climate Minnesota: Burnsville – May 12, 2015 Climate Minnesota: Duluth – May 18, 2015 Driving into each of the four convening communities where we hosted Climate Minnesota events this spring, the differences in the character of the places were evident at […]