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The biggest thing you can do for climate change action…

Letter from the Executive Director At Climate Generation, we firmly believe that naming the issue — “climate change” — is incredibly important; you can’t solve a problem you don’t understand, and you can’t understand something if you don’t talk about it. Talking about climate change with friends and family helps them learn key facts about […]

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 Influence of Art: A Vision of What’s Possible

With scores of opinions in the media on climate change, and misinformation rampant, art has the power to cut through the noise with a raw clarity that brings in emotion, creativity, and imagination. At Climate Generation, we have found that balancing the science with the arts is an influential combination for engaging people on climate […]

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 […]

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 […]