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Rally for the Planet

Letter from the Executive Director For the last several weeks, we’ve been feeling a greater sense of urgency as well as opportunity when it comes to advancing climate literacy and action. At the end of last month, the Trump administration began its efforts to undo President Obama’s climate policies; meanwhile, the Heartland Institute sent out […]

Lead on Climate

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 […]

Love and Resistance

Letter from the Executive Director Love and resistance are a powerful combination. Of late, I have been inspired by the passion, creativity, and sheer number of public events highlighting the resistance to rollbacks of our country’s progress on so many issues, including climate policy. I am also motivated by the show of support from the […]

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 […]

Radical, resilient hope

Letter from the Executive Director At our 10-year anniversary celebration on December 1st, I spoke about the need for radical, resilient hope – hope that allows us to dig in and be the climate champions that future generations need us to be. Climate Generation’s core mission and values are deeply rooted in the hope that […]

Standing Strong

Letter from the Executive Director If you haven’t read our post-election reflection, After the Flood, I encourage you to do so. Fundamentally, our work hasn’t changed; more than ever, we must work together to build a big community that will demand climate action and engage in solutions to climate change. Will Steger recently gave the […]

From Words to Action!

Letter from the Executive Director Earlier this month we were delighted to see the Paris Agreement ratified, meaning that it will enter into force with historic speed. The Agreement cleared the final hurdle when several European countries formally ratified the pact, meaning that nations accounting for more than 55 percent of the world’s carbon emissions […]

Signs of change

Letter from the Executive Director The devastating flooding that has hit Louisiana communities is the most recent example of historic, record-breaking events caused by climate change. The storm system produced three times the amount of rain as Hurricane Katrina, leaving neighborhoods submerged and communities displaced. The New York Times acknowledged the link to climate change, […]

Bearing witness

Letter from the Executive Director This month I’ve been drawn to headlines of iconic places that I’ve visited, which are now changing drastically due to human-induced climate change. In 2003, I spent the summer in Russian Siberia, specifically the Lake Baikal region, doing graduate environmental work. Reading reports of Siberia’s thawing permafrost felt like the […]

Climate Hike Glacier August 2016

From August 3-7, Programs Coordinator Megan Van Loh participated in Climate Ride’s Climate Hike through Glacier National Park, hiking 43 miles through the park’s iconic – and threatened – environment. This reflection is based on her journal. “If Glacier leaves you speechless, speak up.” This was said to us on our first night in camp […]