I realized in that moment that my dad could have become a victim of climate change just like so many of the vulnerable, disabled, and elderly people do in climate emergencies around the world.
It dawned on me then that stars don’t shine without darkness, but with the light in my everyday environment, I was taking it for granted.
Climate Reality Training August 4, 2019 My name is Lia Harel. I am 18 years old, and I am from Minnetonka, Minnesota, a city about 20 minutes west of Minneapolis. I am a youth climate activist, though this wasn’t always a key pillar of my identity. Growing up, I knew myself as an artist who […]
Letter from the Executive Director Scientists have concluded that July broke all previous temperature records around the world. This is a clear sign of climate change, and it was a dominant theme in Nobel Laureate and Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality presentation earlier this month. We’ve sent our staff to the Climate Reality Leadership […]
Letter from the Executive Director At Climate Generation, we firmly believe that naming the issue — “climate change” — is incredibly important; you can’t solve a problem you don’t understand, and you can’t understand something if you don’t talk about it. Talking about climate change with friends and family helps them learn key facts about […]
Letter from the Executive Director We know climate change is heavy. The United Nations report released last week issues a sober reminder about the state of biodiversity on our planet: 1 million species are at risk of extinction, with human-induced climate change one of several culprits. We know climate change is an emotional experience as […]
The day started with a presentation by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. I am a Climate Reality Leader through the Climate Reality Project, founded by Mr. Gore. It is a great organization that trains and empowers individuals around the world to share the information on climate change. The Climate Reality Project, including extensive time […]
Letter from the Executive Director Lately I’ve been really inspired by our team, who are leading on climate in myriad ways. Four of our staff recently returned from Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps training, and they’re now working to integrate the climate science, tips on climate communications, and facts on the booming clean energy […]
When I stepped onto the hotel shuttle in Chicago, the first question I was asked by an exuberant woman from Ohio was, “Are you going to the Climate Reality Training with Al Gore?” I responded that I was, but a hard-faced man in front of me answered for he and his wife, “NO! I don’t […]
October 2nd marked the ceremonial signing of Minnesota’s Clean Energy and Jobs bill, also known as the Omnibus Jobs and Economic Development bill (HF729 / SF 1057). Will and I were honored to join Governor Dayton and chief authors Senator John Marty, Representative Melissa Hortman, and members of the Clean Energy and Jobs coalition for […]