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The Water Knife

As part of Climate Generation’s December #TeachClimate Network meeting, we read The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi. One of our regular attendees, Betsy Wilkening, an educator for Arizona Project WET, wrote a detailed review about this dystopian book. As a fifth-generation Arizonan who educates teachers, students, and the public about water with Arizona Project WET, […]

The World We Made

As part of Climate Generation’s November #TeachClimate Network meeting, we read The World We Made by Jonathon Porritt. One of our regular attendees, Sarah Niemeyer, an Earth and Life Science Teacher in Minnesota, wrote a detailed review about this unique book. Set in 2050, The World We Made looks back on the past 50 years […]

Radical, resilient hope

Letter from the Executive Director At our 10-year anniversary celebration on December 1st, I spoke about the need for radical, resilient hope – hope that allows us to dig in and be the climate champions that future generations need us to be. Climate Generation’s core mission and values are deeply rooted in the hope that […]

Standing Strong

Letter from the Executive Director If you haven’t read our post-election reflection, After the Flood, I encourage you to do so. Fundamentally, our work hasn’t changed; more than ever, we must work together to build a big community that will demand climate action and engage in solutions to climate change. Will Steger recently gave the […]

A School for Climate Solutions

As teachers gathered for the Lowell School Climate Change Education Summit on Friday, November, 4, they faced a timeline spanning from 300 BC to 2100. The teachers represented all disciplines of the middle school at Lowell, a small independent school in Washington, D.C. We all met in the home of 7th and 8th grade Humanities […]

From Words to Action!

Letter from the Executive Director Earlier this month we were delighted to see the Paris Agreement ratified, meaning that it will enter into force with historic speed. The Agreement cleared the final hurdle when several European countries formally ratified the pact, meaning that nations accounting for more than 55 percent of the world’s carbon emissions […]

Paris Agreement Builds Momentum Towards Ratification

Today, September 21, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convened a special event – the “High-Level Event on Entry into Force of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change” – to speed the ratification of the historic international climate agreement finalized at COP21 last December. The Paris Agreement enters into force once at least 55 countries, representing […]

Signs of change

Letter from the Executive Director The devastating flooding that has hit Louisiana communities is the most recent example of historic, record-breaking events caused by climate change. The storm system produced three times the amount of rain as Hurricane Katrina, leaving neighborhoods submerged and communities displaced. The New York Times acknowledged the link to climate change, […]

Bearing witness

Letter from the Executive Director This month I’ve been drawn to headlines of iconic places that I’ve visited, which are now changing drastically due to human-induced climate change. In 2003, I spent the summer in Russian Siberia, specifically the Lake Baikal region, doing graduate environmental work. Reading reports of Siberia’s thawing permafrost felt like the […]

#Teach4Climate Back to School 2016 Campaign

We’re proud to join our partners at #youth4climate again in this school year celebration of teaching climate change! Join us! Today’s generation is the first generation to feel the impacts of climate change and the last that can really do something about it. Teaching young people about climate change – its causes, effects, and what […]