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Heating Up Education on Climate Science

Four Education Minnesota members traveled to Paris to take part in the world’s biggest summit on climate change. Now back in their classrooms, they are energized to share what they learned with their students. They are also back with a message to other educators in the state to get educated on climate change and get […]

Social (climate change) studies: Making room for climate change in social studies education

When you think about teaching climate change, you probably see a science classroom. Lots of graphs, data, and experiments. But don’t get too comfortable at that lab station. Understanding the science of climate change is incredibly important, but also important is understanding the economic, politcal and social impacts. Schools need to be including climate change […]

Five Ways Cities are Leading the Fight Against Climate Change

Cities, not countries, will lead the world in climate action in the coming decades. Chris Pieper ’18 was one of the Macalester students who went to Paris for COP21 through Professor Roopali Phadke’s class “Climate Talks: Dispatches from Paris.” Roopali Phadke is on the Climate Generation Advisory Board, and connected Chris to our organization. As […]

Advancing Climate Change Education in Minnesota

The Minnesota Environmental Quality Board convened all Minnesota COP21 attendees in a conversation at the Science Museum on January 12, 2016. We discussed what we learned and what the Paris Agreement means for all of us as far as next steps. (A short radio piece summarized the event which you can access here.) The event […]

2016 – Year of Action!

Letter from the Executive Director 2016 will be a pivotal year for climate change efforts: this is the year we will implement the critical climate policies and agreements passed in the last few years, including the Clean Power Plan and the Paris Agreement. Our word for the year is ACTION. We all have a role […]

Your Window into Paris: Post-COP21 Reflections

On Saturday, as our Education Ambassadors and staff were flying back to the U.S., 196 countries finalized and signed the Paris Agreement – the first global climate accord that commits all signatories to climate action. As news of the agreement spread, first to the halls of the Blue Zone – where negotiators and observers clapped […]

After the Celebration, What Does “Let’s Get to Work” Mean?

There are moments you remember from your school years. Moments when your teacher brought some topic or issue to life so well, that it still sticks with you today. It is my hope that this past week will be one of those moments for many of the students we connected with through our Window into […]

High Ambition

In the final days of the COP21 climate negotiations, a High Ambition Coalition emerged. The European Union joined with 79 countries from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific to push for an “ambitious, durable and legally binding” deal with a strong review every five years. They were joined by the next day by the United […]