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Turning climate grief into action

Letter from the Executive Director We know climate change is heavy. The United Nations report released last week issues a sober reminder about the state of biodiversity on our planet: 1 million species are at risk of extinction, with human-induced climate change one of several culprits. We know climate change is an emotional experience as […]

The Power of Minnesota Youth

2018 was a year of highs and lows regarding climate action and the global impacts we’re already seeing, but I can say for certain that the momentum building in the Minnesota climate movement makes me excited for 2019. Just in the first month of the year, young people from across the state have proven that […]

Living our climate resolutions

Letter from the Executive Director 2019 has begun, and perhaps many of you are already living your resolutions and intentions. First, though, as we reflect back on last year, we highlighted our top five moments for climate change in 2018 — some solutions-focused, and others setbacks. Amongst the climate change impacts we witnessed across the world, […]

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 […]

Co-mentorship: It Goes Both Ways

Last September, I began my Minnesota GreenCorps service year with Climate Generation, excited to take on a new project and meet new people. After months of Zoom video calls, event planning, organizing meetings, and travelling across the state I’ve found that working with young people through the Youth Convening Minnesota project and Youth Environmental Activists […]

7 Youth Achievements to be Proud Of

As summer heat brings farmers’ markets and fresh veggies, it’s time to celebrate the harvest. This year, youth involved in our programming accomplished some pretty amazing things across the climate movement. It’s important that we remember to enjoy what youth leadership brings to this issue and reap the success of the seeds they’ve planted. Here […]

Cleaning up Carlton

By Jamie Lund May 18, 2018 Several members of Carlton High School’s National Honor Society were recently seen walking in the ditch along Highway 45 between Carlton and Scanlon wearing fluorescent safety vests and filling bright-yellow garbage bags. The students found mostly fast food litter and lots of aluminum cans as well as a few […]

Rochester students call for local climate change solutions

By Linda Ha May 6, 2018 ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – From powerful hurricanes to extreme heat waves, today’s youth are the first generation to feel the impacts of climate change. Three high school students in Rochester led a community-wide discussion at Century High School Sunday afternoon, aiming to empower local residents to engage in local climate change […]

Students seek climate change solutions

By John Molseed May 7, 2018 Zaria Romero, a Century High School junior and one of the organizers of Sunday’s Community Climate Convening, said having community leaders attend the event was a success itself. “It’s really cool to see who showed up,” he said “It shows that they care about these issues and want to […]

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 […]