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Minnesota is Still In

On June 13th, our MN is Still In day of action brought together business leaders, policymakers, and supporters to celebrate climate change solutions and our clean energy progress. The day included a benefit luncheon for Climate Generation, the Leadership on Climate Action Business Workshop, and a screening of James Redford’s film Happening: A Clean Energy […]

Climate action is unstoppable

Letter from the Executive Director Climate action is unstoppable. Our MN Is Still In: Leadership on Climate Action events demonstrated how individuals, cities, states, and businesses are taking ambition to the next level. We heard examples from elected leaders, sustainability leaders, and special guest James Redford at our June 13 events. We were thrilled to […]

Fighting for solutions

Letter from the Executive Director The world recently passed another climate milestone. The Mauna Loa Observatory recorded its first-ever carbon dioxide reading in excess of 410 parts per million; Earth’s carbon dioxide hasn’t reached that level in millions of years. Carbon dioxide concentrations have skyrocketed over the past two years due in part to natural […]

Toward the betterment of tomorrow

Letter from the Executive Director “Let your vision be guided by hope, your path be adventurous, and the power of your thoughts be directed toward the betterment of tomorrow.” — Will Steger Our founder, Will Steger wrote these words in a letter to students from his International Trans-Antarctica expedition in 1990. Will’s words ring true […]

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 […]

The Clean Green Future

Letter from the Associate Director We know that to build a better future we must imagine ourselves there. We also know that despite current political challenges, there are many examples display how that exact future is already here. The clean energy revolution is marching on: 125 companies, including Walmart, IKEA, eBay, Johnson and Johnson, and […]

Keep the North Cold: Askov Finlayson supports climate change education

On September 21st, a crowd of over 300 attendees mingled with music and delicious wood-fired pizza in the courtyard of Minnesota-based outdoor clothing company, Askov Finlayson. They were all celebrating one thing: the release of the 2017 edition Keep the North Cold hats. Amongst the cheer and excitement was a strange undertone; it was an […]

Learning from the Genius of Youth: Reflections on 11 Years at Climate Generation

I first met Will Steger in 2006 over a cup of coffee in South Minneapolis. I had just finished up a five year stint working as a winter instructor at Voyageur Outward Bound in Ely, Minnesota, where we learned all about the historic expeditions that Will led to the North and South Poles, along with […]

It is the road of many expeditions that require each of us to be at our very best

This evening is truly a special one for me. Thanks to the Governor for his leadership and personal, loyal friendship. I also want to thank him for his climate and clean energy leadership. We have the start of a billion dollar clean energy economy, thanks to the solar energy standard he passed that has helped […]

The Climate Generation

By Cathy de Moll While celebrating the launch of my new book Think South last week, I happened upon several people who followed the book’s subject, the International Trans-Antarctica Expedition, as kids. I met them not, as I anticipated, in the audience, but in various roles surrounding the event. One of the reporters who called for […]