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The best way to learn about government is to get involved in it

Sophia is a junior at St. Louis Park High School, a member of Climate Generation’s YEA! program, a Three Rivers Park District teen council member, and a percussionist. Youth Environmental Activists (YEA!) began working on the Climate Justice Education Bill in the fall of 2020. We noticed that other climate change legislation doesn’t address climate […]

A Sneak Peek into the Talk Climate Institute 2021

As we all continue our long hibernation indoors due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, knowledge and information increasingly come from our devices than from word of mouth and trusted community members. With huge amounts of differing information floating around on the internet and social media, it can be really difficult to discern fact from fiction, […]

Leaving the Paris Agreement, Staying Committed

December 12, 2015 has been described as historic — the day we turned the tide on climate change. On that day, after two weeks of negotiations, 196 nations unanimously agreed to adopt an international climate pact, known as the Paris Agreement. I had the privilege and honor to be present at COP21 where the Agreement […]

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 […]

How to use your voice and vote for climate justice

Read Sarah’s story and learn how to be a climate voter yourself at enough2020.org. Our everyday lives are in many ways different than one year ago, and never has the urgent need for political leadership been more apparent. I was instilled with a strong sense of community and civic engagement from those who raised me. […]

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. […]