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Kira Liu Receives Environmental Initiative’s Courageous Innovator Award

Climate Generation is proud to acknowledge Kira Liu, our Community Engagement Coordinator, on being the recipient of this year’s Environmental Initiative Courageous Innovator Award! The Environmental Initiative Awards is an annual recognition program that celebrates people and projects working in partnership at the nexus of a healthy environment, a prosperous economy and an equitable society. […]

Audio Story: Bedtime Stories of the Khmer Americans

Liz is currently supporting Climate Generation as our Programs Intern. Liz shares the bedtime stories her parents told her as a child of their experience surviving under the Khmer Rouge regime and the resolve that has allowed her to find today. https://media.climategen.org/20200331-climate-story-Liz-Lat-Bedtime-stories-of-the-Khmer-Americans.mp3  

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 […]

Blue skies are calling…

Letter from the Executive Director Great news to kick off summer! According to a recent report, costs for renewable energy are competitive to the costs of oil, coal and gas-fired power plants and it’s cheaper to choose renewable energy over the development of a new fossil fuel plant. This might explain why our state’s largest […]

Open Call for Submissions: EYEWITNESS

There has never been a more important time to vocalize the ways we are experiencing climate change, through our stories and by sharing our perspectives. When we share with others, our reflections of climate change become activated; they become real, and they hold the potential to influence others. Over the past several years Climate Generation […]

The Influence of Art: A Vision of What’s Possible

With scores of opinions in the media on climate change, and misinformation rampant, art has the power to cut through the noise with a raw clarity that brings in emotion, creativity, and imagination. At Climate Generation, we have found that balancing the science with the arts is an influential combination for engaging people on climate […]

Celebrating the environment & our communities

Letter from the Executive Director Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Nearly 50 years later, the work continues as we address the urgency of climate change and accelerate solutions. I recently had the opportunity to present our work and the need for bold climate […]

The Consequences of Climate Change

Letter from the Executive Director Last week, the Trump Administration stated its intent to repeal the groundbreaking Clean Power Plan. It rebukes the scientific consensus that without action, the consequences of climate change — widespread species extinction, more devastating droughts, more Harveys and Irmas and wildfires like those raging in Northern California — will become […]

Houston, We Have a Problem

The rain is only just beginning to let up in Houston, but the nightmare will continue to unfold over the next days, weeks, and months. The photos and video of human suffering are hard to fathom. Hospitals overrun, nursing homes with residents in chest-deep water, highways turned to rivers, homes and businesses with ceiling-high water, […]

Learning from the Genius of Youth: Reflections on 11 Years at Climate Generation

I first met Will Steger in 2006 over a cup of coffee in South Minneapolis. I had just finished up a five year stint working as a winter instructor at Voyageur Outward Bound in Ely, Minnesota, where we learned all about the historic expeditions that Will led to the North and South Poles, along with […]