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Climate Education: Minnesota Students Connecting with Japanese Students

In 2015, I attended my first Climate Generation Summer Institute for Teachers with one burning question: “Why doesn’t every high school in Minnesota require Earth & Space Science for graduation?” As a geologist, I value our dependence on the earth and often wonder, “Where do our materials come from?” Though my passion for geology guided […]

We’re all connected

Letter from the Executive Director Signs of climate change impacts are happening all around us. The West is on fire. Cities and states across the Pacific Northwest and Mountain West are under a sky of smoke and ash, with the largest blaze currently burning in Oregon. Not one, not two, but three hurricanes are swirling […]

It’s EESI

During the month of August, eight interns spent their days at the Department of Commerce, Climate Generation, and at various locations around the Twin Cities learning about energy and climate change. These eight undergraduate and graduate students —each with a different major— provided unique perspectives during each presentation and field trip. From graphic design to […]

Saying Goodbye, State Fair, and New Resources, Oh My!

Letter from the Executive Director This month marks a difficult turning point as we say goodbye to a friend and colleague of 11 years – Abby Fenton, Youth Programs Director. As a founding staff member, Abby began as Education Coordinator for the 2007 Global Warming 101 Expedition to Baffin Island. Will and I asked her […]

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 […]

Climate Action: Local to Global

Letter from the Executive Director In West Antarctica, changes loom at a frightening pace. Last week we learned of the break off of a large iceberg on the Larsen C ice shelf (Larsen A broke off in 1995; Larsen B in 2002). Our founder Will Steger issued his statement about the split, in addition to […]

Building a better future

Letter from the Executive Director We kicked off the month with our annual donor appreciation breakfast along with over 50 supporters, where we highlighted our steadfast commitment to our vision of an equitable and resilient future for all. We know addressing climate change means not just switching our fossil fuel based energy system out for […]

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 […]

Rally for the Planet

Letter from the Executive Director For the last several weeks, we’ve been feeling a greater sense of urgency as well as opportunity when it comes to advancing climate literacy and action. At the end of last month, the Trump administration began its efforts to undo President Obama’s climate policies; meanwhile, the Heartland Institute sent out […]

Climate Denial Hits Our Classrooms

It’s hard to miss the all out attack the current administration has made on all policies related to climate change and clean energy. What may be less known, but will also cause significant damage, is the assault on climate change education being orchestrated by many entities, namely the Heartland Institute. The Heartland Institute (with major […]