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YEA!’s Youth Climate Justice Summit; Inspiration at its Core

When you ask me to describe what it was like attending Youth Environmental Activists’ [YEA!’s] Youth Climate Justice Summit, the first word that comes to my mind is inspiring. Climate change is a harrowing matter, and often we find ourselves devoid of any hope of climate action. I attended the summit thinking the two-day virtual […]

For youth, by youth: an inside look at the Youth Climate Justice Summit

As I nervously enter the room with my Earth Club, our state representative shifts her head towards our direction. Attending the Youth Climate Justice Summit in 2019 was the first time I ever lobbied or even talked to a legislator. Yet after getting a warm welcome from her, I felt comfortable and knew why I […]

Youth Climate Justice Summit: Fighting for Our Future

On Wednesday February 26th, over two hundred eager faces from all over the state of Minnesota gathered at the Good Neighbor Center across from the Capitol for the 2020 Youth Climate Justice Summit. Throughout the day, students learned about climate change, intersectionality in the climate movement, gained independence by navigating the Capitol, and had positive, […]