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Youth Action Fun*d Highlight: Graphics and Art

When building movements, unity is essential. This is achieved through creating a strong base of people who share the same passions and beliefs. How are these bases created? Using art and branding plays a large role in that. Not only are people pulled to notice our message through the colors and designs of our graphics […]

50 Years: Looking Back to the Original Earth Day

Fifty years ago, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson brought together six organizers from across the country to plan the first Earth Day: one of the largest “teach-ins” across school campuses in history. Bryce Hamilton was responsible for recruiting high school classrooms to join in the national Environmental Teach-In by sending suggested activities for classrooms. These ranged […]

Youth Action Fun*d Highlight: Becoming a Powerhouse

Minnesota Youth Climate Strike has only existed for a year, and yet we’ve become a powerhouse for youth organizing in that short time. Beginning with strikes last spring, we have continued to build power. In September of this last year, 7,000 people striked with us. After that, we began planning strikes based on specific issues. […]

Community in a Crisis

As our response measures to COVID-19 increase day to day, we are seeing how ill prepared our deeply broken systems are in addressing the complex problems brought to light. Credit: Ricardo Levins Morales We have constant updates across our communities who are experiencing the many different impacts of this global pandemic. Never before has the […]

Coming Together in Action

Hawaiian youth leader Keoni Rodriguez opened a meeting between USCAN partners and the head negotiator of the United States with a prayer for those who are no longer with us and for those yet to be born, to give us compassion for the land, the sea, and the air as we come together in this […]

Youth Climate Kickoff 2019

At the start of the 2019-2020 school year, Climate Generation’s Youth Environmental Activists of MN brought together teens from dozens of schools across the state. Students who care about climate justice spent the day sharing ideas and building trust for the work ahead. Students gathered at Roosevelt High School, where YEA! MN Core members Shahad […]

A Day of Inspiration

To say the least, this year’s Youth Climate Kickoff was a transformative experience. When arriving at Roosevelt High School, we were greeted by a host of happy and welcoming faces. Because we arrived relatively early, there was time to mingle and immediately make new friends. We sat and talked until the day officially started. Everyone […]

Take action this #ClimateWeek!

The next two weeks are BIG for climate change, in the media and across the world. #ClimateWeek begins in New York City on September 23rd, with the U.N. Climate Summit kicking off events focusing on different impacts and solutions. Plus, #CoveringClimateNow has started today  – a week-long initiative where over 250 news outlets have committed […]