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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 […]

Sunday Activities Around the Climate Conference

Today (Sunday), I arrived in Bonn. I had flown into the Frankfurt Airport and the highlight of the journey was to ride on a high speed train at 150 miles per hour. It was amazingly smooth and quiet. Along the way, there were well-cared-for fields and farm houses with many surrounding wind turbines. My host […]

Meet Our COP23 Delegation: Ian Empson

Ian Empson is a member of Climate Generation’s Window Into COP23 program, a multi-sector delegation attending the United Nation Framework on Climate Change Convention’s 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP) in Bonn, Germany. Our delegates will observe sessions and interact with climate change policy negotiations across international leaders and stakeholders. Ian Empson is a high […]

Press Release: New Director of Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MINNEAPOLIS – November 1, 2017 – Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy’s Kristen Poppleton will begin her new position as Director of Programs starting November 1. As Climate Generation’s Director of Education for the past seven years, Poppleton has been instrumental in energizing and growing our K–12 climate change education program and […]

Lt. Governor Sends Off Minnesota COP23 Delegates

The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) kicks off next week, bringing nations of the world together to continue their work on strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change. The conference will focus on strategizing and solidifying how participating countries will implement the Paris Agreement. Climate Generation is sending […]