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Climbing the Energy Mountain, One Step at a Time

While participating in this internship, I was challenged to open my brain to new, collaborative ideas, was able to connect with others on a new level, and was exposed to parts of the Twin Cities not everyone notices. My name is Olivia Veloske and this summer I was an Energy Engagement Student Intern. During the […]

“I Haven’t Owned a Car Since 1972”

My name is Marisa Eftefield and I have been participating in the Energy Engagement Student Internship during the month of August. I am a senior at the University of Minnesota majoring in Urban Studies. One of the activities we did during the internship was write an elevator pitch about climate change. This activity gave us […]

Green Jobs Stakeholder Meeting: July 28, 2017

The first Green Jobs Stakeholder meeting was organized by representatives from five local organizations: Janet Brown from Climate Generation, Elena Foshay from Center for Energy and Environment, Bree Halverson of BlueGreen Alliance, Megan O’Hara from Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light (MNIPL), and Jamez Staples of Renewable Energy Partners. With the goal to foster a collective […]

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power hit the big screens around the nation this week. An eagerly awaited continuation of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, this film takes viewers on an emotional journey through climate change effects across the world, behind-the-scenes workings of the Paris Climate Accord, and the empowering proliferation of clean energy solutions […]

We all need support

“Support: to bear or hold up, to serve as a foundation for, to undergo or endure, to provide for, a person that give assistance.” –Dictionary.com When the opportunity presented itself for me to ride 300 miles from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo with Climate Ride, I jumped at it. I also convinced my husband […]

Bike to Inspire

Ben Weisner is a Climate Generation volunteer in various capacities. He is currently biking through the Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges of the West to inspire health and well-being, raise awareness for environmental organizations, and inspire others to engage in climate change solutions. Follow his full journey at biketoinspire.org. July 16–17, 2017 I woke […]

Mother Nature was with us in D.C.

It was 92 degrees in Washington D.C. for the People’s Climate March last week. The normal temperature on April 29th is 71 degrees. I suppose it was Mother Nature’s way of protesting along with us. Leading up to the 29th, Climate Generation helped rally educators from around the country to march with other Defenders of […]

Youth CAN! and Youth Did!

I remember a hot, sticky day in mid-July in Washington DC sitting on my friend’s roof on a conference call with all my friends and committee members back in Minnesota, straining to hear what they were all saying. I couldn’t really hear what was happening but I could hear passion through the phone lines, people […]

Winning the Climate Change Conversation

When I stepped onto the hotel shuttle in Chicago, the first question I was asked by an exuberant woman from Ohio was, “Are you going to the Climate Reality Training with Al Gore?” I responded that I was, but a hard-faced man in front of me answered for he and his wife, “NO! I don’t […]

Arctic Solutions in Alaska

We spent our final day on our Alaska tour in Fairbanks exploring solutions to climate change. We toured the Permafrost Tunnel, originally built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to store vehicles outside of the extreme cold temperatures that define the interior of Alaska. Now, the tunnel is used primarily by engineers and arctic […]