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Minnesota: We Need Your Voice

We are living in, as many are calling it, a post-election limbo. The outcomes of the presidential election spurred a sense of hope that the next four years, bigger and bolder climate action can continue, with federal support. It’s clear the American people voted for climate change solutions, but the work didn’t end in early […]

Kira Liu Receives Environmental Initiative’s Courageous Innovator Award

Climate Generation is proud to acknowledge Kira Liu, our Community Engagement Coordinator, on being the recipient of this year’s Environmental Initiative Courageous Innovator Award! The Environmental Initiative Awards is an annual recognition program that celebrates people and projects working in partnership at the nexus of a healthy environment, a prosperous economy and an equitable society. […]

Reflecting on a Decade

As we reflect on the changing climate movement and our place within it in the last decade (2009-2019), here are our Top 10 moments from the past ten years: Addressing climate change requires systemic, structural changes. It begins with changing our cultural narrative. We must all find our voice on climate change and talking about […]

Letting Our Guard Down

I remember growing up in Southern MN, listening to REM’s Green album and feeling a rising, persistent concern for the state of our planet. At that time, in the 1980’s, environmental issues seemed very tangible for me, with acid rain and the ozone layer constantly in the news. I spent most of my time exploring […]

Develop a Personal Narrative as a Step Towards Combatting Climate Change

This blog was originally published on Polar Educators International Communicating science to a broad audience is more important than ever as we need collaborative action to address the devastating effects of climate change. During the PEI 2019 UK Conference in Cambridge, one session addressed the art of storytelling. Connecting others emotionally through a narrative can […]

The biggest thing you can do for climate change action…

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 […]

Blue skies are calling…

Letter from the Executive Director Great news to kick off summer! According to a recent report, costs for renewable energy are competitive to the costs of oil, coal and gas-fired power plants and it’s cheaper to choose renewable energy over the development of a new fossil fuel plant. This might explain why our state’s largest […]

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 […]