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Leveraging Literature in a Time of Crisis

Imagine your favorite book. Who are the characters that you loved and lived through? Which books stuck with you long after you closed the binding? Did you view the world differently afterwards? Stories, whether through literature or other visual mediums, shape our understanding of the people and environments around us; what is normal, what is […]

Teach Climate Network: Building Self Efficacy and Shared Power

Action towards climate change solutions has been a target of disinformation in recent years, but education has the power to equip students with the knowledge and resources to understand the evidence-based science behind climate change and take action. When searching for solutions to an issue as complex as climate change, it takes a community with […]

Climate Change Education: Ask an Expert

When tackling global issues like climate change, it takes a diverse network. Networks allow educators and professionals to connect to a wide range of people across ethnic, language, and socio-economic divides to produce community-based solutions to complex issues. They connect local experts, parents, professionals, and community members to help further learning in and out of […]

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 […]

Climate change in Westeros

I wasn’t initially into Game of Thrones. Death, torture, and vulgarity aren’t themes I usually pick for a new TV show, but after watching over my husband’s shoulder one evening, I decided to give it a shot. We started the series and in about three episodes I was hooked. I remember having my phone and […]

Teaching Climate: Resources for Educators Nationwide

Educators have an opportunity to ignite students’ wonder and curiosity about the natural world, to bring facts to life, and to guide their critical thinking skills. Their role as educators is essential to prepare the next generation of leaders who are going to inherit this changing world. The MN Science Teachers Association (MNSTA) understands that […]

Position Statement on Climate Change Education in the Humanities

This fall/winter we are releasing new humanities content for English language arts (ELA), social studies, art, and environmental studies classes. The following position statement gives reasoning for the importance of including climate change education in humanities classes. Introduction The planet’s average surface temperature has risen about 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.9 degrees Celsius) since the late […]

Be Bold: Lessons from Drawdown Learn

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the Drawdown Learn Conference held at the Omega Institute in New York. Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. No really, it is. And that’s the title of the book, edited by Paul Hawken. The book ranks 80 solutions with abundant […]

Fight for climate change in your classroom

Education is a solution to climate change. We’re seeing this as school districts across the country are promoting climate change education by making commitments to teach climate change in their schools. In this effort, youth voices have been especially powerful advocates for teaching climate change (like in Portland, Idaho, and California, for example!) When local […]

A Vision for Our Future

Letter from the Executive Director 2017 has been an unusually bad year for extreme, climate-related weather events–from floods and hurricanes to raging forest fires that are currently burning across California. As we’ve followed the seemingly uncontrollable fires, it’s difficult to dismiss that seven of California’s ten largest modern wildfires have occurred in the last 14 […]