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We’ve got the power

Letter from the Executive Director March has been action-packed, with 100% renewable energy announcements from companies like 3M, Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan’s One Minnesota Path to Clean Energy, our Youth Climate Justice Summit, a new Humanities curriculum for educators, and our Zero Waste Challenge! Our Advisory Board member and 3M Sustainability […]

Heart-Full February

Letter from the Executive Director In honor of Valentine’s Day, we want to express our gratitude to you for making our work possible. We recently engaged in a thoughtful, intentional conversation with our staff and Development Committee about who and where we take funding from. In preparation for the conversation, we learned that many organizations […]

Glimmers of hope

Letter from the Executive Director We know that 2018 has been a year of occasionally unbelievable bad news, but there have been glimmers of hope as well. Climate change continued to raise the stakes for many communities, as people in the Southeast and the Caribbean continued their recovery efforts after the devastating hurricanes of last […]

100% in for climate action

Letter from the Executive Director Our vision of a resilient world for everyone is threatened by a climate of hate and political divisiveness, and we are saddened by the recurring violent events that attempt to divide us. And to the communities in California that are experiencing the all too real impacts of climate change seen […]

Collective action in the face of our climate challenge

Letter from the Executive Director Last week’s IPCC climate report from the United Nations concluded that the immediate consequences of climate change are more dire than scientists previously thought. In my blog about the report, I discuss how we are on the right path towards a decarbonized world and what is required to avert the […]

Nancy’s Climate Story; as heard on Climate Cast

By Paul Hutner July 26, 2018 Courtesy of Climate Generation’s Talk Climate Institute, Nancy Beaulieu of the Leech Lake Reservation talks about native culture and the environment, and the role of allies. https://media.climategen.org/20180726-mpr-climatecast-nancy-beaulieu-talk-climate.mp3 Laura Millberg, planner principal in sustainable development and climate resilience at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, joins MPR News chief meteorologist Paul […]

Talk Climate Premiers in Pennsylvania

In order to normalize climate change we must be willing to talk about it, to meet others, and have compassion for those who hold opposing views. This summer, Megan (Senior Programs Coordinator) and I were invited to meet new partners at the Climate and Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP) in Western Pennsylvania and share this approach […]

Rise up and demand change

Letter from the Executive Director In the past year, Climate Generation has watched with frustration the dismantling of environmental policies, an increase in inequitable and dishonest platforms, and the rise of dehumanizing behavior from our country’s leadership. We have seen unjust actions against immigrants and we are committed to standing with marginalized people now and […]

From one adventure to the next

Letter from the Executive Director The snow seems to have followed me from the mountain west, supporting my transition back to Minnesota and Climate Generation. My journey was not without reminders that climate change does indeed affect the people, places, and sports that I love, from an initial limited snowpack in Utah and Colorado to […]