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Youth Empowered!

Thank you, youth all over the world, for bringing your energy and positive spirit to wherever you are and also to the environmental movement. The agreement that is made here in Paris will be the blueprint by which the global community can work for climate justice all over the world. The world needs you in […]

COP21: Voices for Youth

Today was Young and Future Generations, or Youth day at COP21. Wanting to hear from people of all ages and backgrounds about why they thought youth were important to the climate change conversation, we took to the street and interviewed people throughout our day – on buses, between conference events, and waiting in line. It […]

Climate Generation Joins #Youth4Climate Coalition

#Youth4Climate is a social media campaign organized by a flotilla of partners to inspire young people around the world to take action on climate change. Today’s youth are the first generation to feel the impacts of climate change and the last that can do something about it. A flotilla of partners are working together to […]

YES! and Climate Change

We are thrilled to be partnering with YES! Youth Energy Summit this year. YES! is “a team-oriented youth program that uses hands-on, experiential learning and energy action projects to address energy opportunities and issues in rural Minnesota communities.” Through a pre-survey we asked students what they were most excited to do with their YES! Team. […]

One Man, Three Legacies: A Bridge Between Two Organizations

Dust filled the air of the driveway at the Steger Wilderness Center as the three vans from YEA! MN drove home from their weekend retreat. Fifteen students had arrived Friday evening ready to disconnect from the city life and connect with their fellow group members to review their year of work and discuss their next […]

Celebrating 10 years of Climate Education and More!

Letter from the Executive Director June marked several milestones: We hosted our 10th annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education where we celebrated 10 successful years of professional development, curriculum and training for over 650 educators since 2006! We participated in the 5,000-strong Tar Sands Resistance March in St. Paul, the largest anti-tar sands demonstration […]

Composting Competition Provides Lessons for the Future

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve witnessed students at South High throw plastic water bottles into our compost bins. And it drove me, as well as my peers in our environmental club, crazy.  Many of the items in the lunchroom are compostable, including plates, napkins, and food scraps. It was disturbing to me […]

A Year in Review: Reflection from YEA! MN Intern

In March 2014, I was an incredibly angsty junior at DeLaSalle, absolutely fed up with school and wondering what I could do to finish high school while doing meaningful work that would make me happy.  Looking back at the past year, I think I’ve figured it out pretty well.  My internship with YEA! MN has […]

1400 Miles

By Espoir DelMain, Junior at Great River Montessori I have been in YEA! MN for the last year. In that time I have learned a lot about what people can do to support the issues they care about.  I have also been exposed to some pretty incredible people with incredible stories to share about their own adventures. […]

South High School Green Tigers win The Goddard Prize for Environmental Conservancy!

An active YEA! MN school, the South High Green Tigers were recently awarded $1500 for their efforts to reduce single use water bottles at school. Student leaders applied for this award last year with support from Climate Generation and YEA! MN. With this funding the Green Tigers have enough funding to purchase two more hydration […]