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Money or Food: What Will Youth Choose?

This morning, the exhaustion really hit me hard. I missed my alarm, and when I did wake up about half an hour later it was struggle to get out of bed. Luckily, a quick breakfast on the subway over to COP kept me on schedule. The first conference that I wanted to attend was called […]

Finding My Way At COP

Wow, it feels amazing to finally be here. It was a long journey, and we had a bit of a stressful train ride. It’s a bit hard adjusting to a country where none of the signs are in English and very few people speak it. Fortunately, the food here so far has been amazing, and […]

Meet our COP23 Delegation: Espoir DelMain

Espoir DelMain is a member of Climate Generation’s Window Into COP23 program, a multi-sector delegation attending the United Nation Framework on Climate Change Convention’s 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP) in Bonn, Germany. Our delegates will observe sessions and interact with climate change policy negotiations across international leaders and stakeholders. DelMain is a freshman at […]

The Superpowers YEA! MN Taught Me

I am feeling full. I’ve spent my last five months working alongside high schoolers, and we have done deep work. Along the way, they reminded me of the things that make youth leadership so special. I want to honor these young people’s year of work together by seeing some of their superpowers. Roll deep. When […]

Preview of YEA! MN Network Meeting #1: Climate Literacy + Climate Justice

Join us for the first YEA! MN Network Meeting of the 2016-17 school year! Learning about the issue of climate change is an essential step to taking action and engaging in solutions. Our first session is on climate literacy and climate justice. On Wednesday, October 12 from 6-8:30 pm, we will be building relationships with […]

Empowerment and Environmental Justice at Youth Lobby Day 2016

On March 14th, I joined over 100 high school and college students at the Capitol for the 2016 Youth Lobby Day to advocate for a racially, economically, and environmentally just implementation of the Clean Power Plan. Our purpose wasn’t just to push for environmental policy, but also to have critical conversations about how the Clean […]

Finding My Power and Story

Over the past weekend, I attended a Youth Lobby Day workshop in preparation for Youth Lobby Day 2016 at the Minnesota State Capitol, which will take place on March 14. Going into the workshop, I didn’t know what to expect. When I got there, there were already a few other high school students there, along […]

Environmental Justice Focus for March 14th Youth Lobby Day

I remember the first time I talked to one of my legislators during 2014 Youth Lobby Day. I was hurrying down one of the Capitol’s polished, marble halls alongside other students following Senator Kari Dziedzic. When we stopped in front of the large doors to the Senate Floor, I took a deep breath and mustered […]

YEA! MN Winter Mingler Provides a Chance for Reflection

This winter, Youth Environmental Activists of MN (YEA! MN) will host its first annual Winter Mingler on Wednesday, January 20 from 5:30-7:00 pm, at Gandhi Mahal Restaurant in South Minneapolis. The event will be an opportunity to hear from YEA! MN high school leaders about climate change and the barriers and solutions that resonate most […]