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Minnesota: We Need Your Voice

We are living in, as many are calling it, a post-election limbo. The outcomes of the presidential election spurred a sense of hope that the next four years, bigger and bolder climate action can continue, with federal support. It’s clear the American people voted for climate change solutions, but the work didn’t end in early […]

Line 3 moves Minnesota backward on climate

On Thursday, November 12, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency approved a major water crossing permit to Enbridge Energy, giving the Line 3 pipeline project approval to move forward. Despite years of statewide and national opposition to this project, it has made its way through decision-making agencies, each relinquishing responsibility for Minnesota’s future — with the […]

Post-Presidential Debate Statement: Take the Climate Crisis Seriously

On Tuesday, the first Presidential debate took place, with FOX News moderator Chris Wallace prepared to ask the candidates questions about six pre-planned topics that did not include climate change. In the last 15 minutes of the debate, Chris Wallace asked the first question about the climate crisis heard in a presidential debate in 12 […]

President Trump Formalizes US Withdrawal from Paris Agreement

On Monday November 4 the U.S. filed to withdraw from the Paris Agreement as President Trump announced in June 2017.  195 parties have signed onto the Paris Agreement, a global commitment to limit global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and developing clean economies. The withdrawal of the United States from this commitment means the […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Story of Session 2019

Both change and constancy resonated throughout the 2019 Legislative Session. January began with a flurry of newly elected legislators and a new Governor promising to bridge the divisions in Minnesota and govern as one, a needed call in our country’s only divided State Legislature. With the most racially diverse Legislature in history, members are starting […]

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 […]

What a Green New Deal means to Minnesota

Climate change has risen to become the top issue for voters ahead of the next elections, in large part due to the demands of the young generation across the world, and heard loudly here in Minnesota. Hundreds of youth have rallied at the State Capitol and in their own communities over the past year calling […]

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 […]