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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 […]

Dine for Climate: Supporting climate solutions with our forks!

“Eating is inescapably an agricultural act, and how we eat determines, to a considerable extent, how the world is used.” — Wendell Berry If you are what you eat, then the supporters who joined us during our Dine for Climate series directly engaged in solutions to climate change. Our four-restaurant series connected the dots between […]

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 […]

Going Zero Waste

By Kristin Maija Peterson March 22, 2019 This blog was originally published on Grand Ciel Design The Zero Waste Challenge was an ultra challenge for us because at the start of the challenge we did not have a working kitchen. That meant take-out for meals. Long-story-short background: My significant other and I are currently renting […]

2019 STEM Expo: 2,000 Students Discover Green STEM Careers

Climate Generation partnered with Minneapolis Public Schools for a second year to bring Green STEM Careers to their annual STEM & Career Exploration Expo on March 20th, 2019. The Green Alley, a focused area of the Expo that highlighted environmental and energy organizations and companies, exposed over 2,000 eighth grade students to the exciting opportunities […]

Three Rivers Park District to Receive an Environmental Initiative Award for Climate Conversations

March 22, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tom Knisely, Three Rivers Park District Media Relations Specialist 763-694-7617 tknisely@threeriversparkdistrict.org Lauren Boritzke, Climate Generation 262-490-6562 lauren@climategen.org Three Rivers Park District is honored to receive the Minnesota Environmental Initiative’s 2019 Environmental Innovation Award for the Climate Conversations program series. This award is given annually by Minnesota Environmental Initiative […]