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A year of youth power

“P-O-W-E-R we’ve got the power, because we are with YEA! MN!” Youth in the climate movement made waves across the globe this school year, and Minnesota youth working with Climate Generation played a big part. Check out our “advocacy recipe” of ingredients we used this year when organizing for power — and the importance of […]

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 […]

Living our climate resolutions

Letter from the Executive Director 2019 has begun, and perhaps many of you are already living your resolutions and intentions. First, though, as we reflect back on last year, we highlighted our top five moments for climate change in 2018 — some solutions-focused, and others setbacks. Amongst the climate change impacts we witnessed across the world, […]

The need for balance

Walking into Climate Generation on the first day of my internship, I felt uncertain. I had never done an internship before, and I wasn’t fully aware of how I would contribute to the organization. However, even on the first day I quickly became comfortable in the welcoming atmosphere of the office and the teams’ willingness […]

Our Statement: Line 3

With the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission decision to approve Enbridge Line 3 pipeline, using a new route than where it’s current aging pipeline travels, we acknowledge the difficulty with which the decision was reached and feel disappointed by the impacts this decision will have on the climate cost to future generations. We were emboldened by […]

Unjust Actions Against Immigrants

In the past year, Climate Generation has watched with frustration the dismantling of environmental policies, an increase in inequitable and dishonest platforms, and the rise of dehumanizing behavior from our country’s leadership. The separation of families at the southern border is another example of unjust actions against people of color, and we stand firmly against […]

Green Jobs Stakeholder Meeting: July 28, 2017

The first Green Jobs Stakeholder meeting was organized by representatives from five local organizations: Janet Brown from Climate Generation, Elena Foshay from Center for Energy and Environment, Bree Halverson of BlueGreen Alliance, Megan O’Hara from Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light (MNIPL), and Jamez Staples of Renewable Energy Partners. With the goal to foster a collective […]

YEA! MN for democratic action!

The Youth Democracy Summit on January 17th was an extremely powerful and motivating experience. It was inspiring to see such a multitude of strong, smart, and driven young organizers all in one place. Going to the small-group panel on sustainable transportation in the 21st century was interesting to me because I was able to gain […]

Embracing the Connection Between Climate Change and Social Justice

In the wake of the grand jury decisions regarding the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, and the rise of the #blacklivesmatter movement, the Will Steger Foundation joins the chorus of voices calling for systemic change, and a deeper understanding of the connections between racism, oppression, and […]

Youth CAN! a Success

On November 8th, 2014 YEA! MN hosted Youth CAN! a one day conference about the intersections of climate change, environmental justice, social justice, and what we can do about these issues facing us today. The inspiration for Youth CAN!, (Youth Climate Action Now!), came from an idea by YEA! MN steering committee student, Sjournee Cornelius-Quaidoo, […]