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My Future, My Right: Finding My Place in the Climate Justice Movement

My name is Sofia Valdes, and I am a junior in high school. I recently joined YEA! MN’s Core — a network of high school students taking action for a just transition to a resilient climate future for all. I am also involved with Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light and iMatter, and I started a […]

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 […]

Amping up climate commitments

Letter from the Executive Director One of the clearest and most devastating climate change impacts has been the dramatic amplification of damage caused by hurricanes. As Hurricane Florence landed on the eastern seaboard and with relentless negative news, it was extremely uplifting to spend last week with leaders at the Global Climate Action Summit in […]

My Year As Policy Intern

Ever since I started my internship at Climate Generation, I’ve been more educated on climate change and social justice all together. I felt very scared coming in and meeting new people, but I slowly felt more welcomed by the amazing Core members. I not only started to learn more about climate change, but I felt […]

Youth Advocate for their Future at the 2018 Youth Climate Justice Summit

What did you love about the Youth Climate Justice Summit? “Advocating for myself and adults listening.” “The like-minded people, and seeing where legislators stand on issues.” “Getting the chance to talk to legislators.” This is some of the feedback students gave after our day of action at the State Capitol. On April 25, 2018 about […]

Building a future where we all can thrive

When I was in middle school (in 2009), the topic of climate change was just beginning to gain widespread attention in the news. Within my 8th-grade class, a group of us became alarmed at what we were hearing in the media about global warming; however, the urgency of the issue wasn’t reflected in the programming […]

Meet the YEA! MN Core for 2017-18!

YEA! MN is led by a group of students called the Core, with support from Climate Generation staff. They meet every week to plan and lead workshops and events for the YEA! MN network. Between robotics, debate, testifying against oil companies, and more, these 8 fabulous youth are steering the ship this year: Abdisatar Jibril […]

The Consequences of Climate Change

Letter from the Executive Director Last week, the Trump Administration stated its intent to repeal the groundbreaking Clean Power Plan. It rebukes the scientific consensus that without action, the consequences of climate change — widespread species extinction, more devastating droughts, more Harveys and Irmas and wildfires like those raging in Northern California — will become […]