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Turning climate grief into action

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 […]

Open Call for Submissions: EYEWITNESS

There has never been a more important time to vocalize the ways we are experiencing climate change, through our stories and by sharing our perspectives. When we share with others, our reflections of climate change become activated; they become real, and they hold the potential to influence others. Over the past several years Climate Generation […]

The Influence of Art: A Vision of What’s Possible

With scores of opinions in the media on climate change, and misinformation rampant, art has the power to cut through the noise with a raw clarity that brings in emotion, creativity, and imagination. At Climate Generation, we have found that balancing the science with the arts is an influential combination for engaging people on climate […]

Celebrating the environment & our communities

Letter from the Executive Director Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Nearly 50 years later, the work continues as we address the urgency of climate change and accelerate solutions. I recently had the opportunity to present our work and the need for bold climate […]

Talk Climate Premiers in Pennsylvania

In order to normalize climate change we must be willing to talk about it, to meet others, and have compassion for those who hold opposing views. This summer, Megan (Senior Programs Coordinator) and I were invited to meet new partners at the Climate and Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP) in Western Pennsylvania and share this approach […]

Saying Goodbye, State Fair, and New Resources, Oh My!

Letter from the Executive Director This month marks a difficult turning point as we say goodbye to a friend and colleague of 11 years – Abby Fenton, Youth Programs Director. As a founding staff member, Abby began as Education Coordinator for the 2007 Global Warming 101 Expedition to Baffin Island. Will and I asked her […]

Learning from the Genius of Youth: Reflections on 11 Years at Climate Generation

I first met Will Steger in 2006 over a cup of coffee in South Minneapolis. I had just finished up a five year stint working as a winter instructor at Voyageur Outward Bound in Ely, Minnesota, where we learned all about the historic expeditions that Will led to the North and South Poles, along with […]

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power hit the big screens around the nation this week. An eagerly awaited continuation of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, this film takes viewers on an emotional journey through climate change effects across the world, behind-the-scenes workings of the Paris Climate Accord, and the empowering proliferation of clean energy solutions […]

Bike to Inspire

Ben Weisner is a Climate Generation volunteer in various capacities. He is currently biking through the Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges of the West to inspire health and well-being, raise awareness for environmental organizations, and inspire others to engage in climate change solutions. Follow his full journey at biketoinspire.org. July 16–17, 2017 I woke […]

Climate Action: Local to Global

Letter from the Executive Director In West Antarctica, changes loom at a frightening pace. Last week we learned of the break off of a large iceberg on the Larsen C ice shelf (Larsen A broke off in 1995; Larsen B in 2002). Our founder Will Steger issued his statement about the split, in addition to […]