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Breaking out of our comfort zones

At COP24, unless your hotel is close by, everyone is required to take a UN bus to the conference site. Yesterday, I sat on the bus bubbling with eagerness as I was going to attend the conference of a lifetime. As I took the aisle seat and put my headphones in, I barely even noticed […]

Inheritors of the planet

As members of the climate movement, we constantly hear that the youth voice is integral to obtaining momentum for change. We constantly hear that youth play a critical role in building compassion towards action. We constantly hear this and that, and considering that these sentiments are repeated in such a blaring tone, they suggest extensive […]

Blueprint for Climate, Blueprint for Learning

COP24 in Katowice is a remarkably important gathering in the global effort to combat climate change. The devil is indeed in the details, and Parties (countries) at this year’s conference face the daunting challenge of creating a rule book that outlines the specifics for how the Paris Agreement will be put into practice. The resulting […]

We Rise: the movement is youth

As part of Climate Generation’s #TeachClimate Network, we read We Rise: The Earth Guardians Guide to Building a Movement that Restores the Planet by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and Justin Spizman. Heidi Auel, educator in Brainerd, Minnesota, reviewed the book. We Rise: The Earth Guardians Guide to Building a Movement that Restores the Planet is featured in our […]

New Beginnings

As part of Climate Generation’s #TeachClimate Network, we read The End We Start From by Megan Hunter. Betsy Wilkening, Tucson Water Education Coordinator in Arizona, reviewed the book. Important to note is the interdisciplinary nature of this book. It could be used in an ELA, art, science, or social studies class. Also, The End We […]

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

As part of Climate Generation’s #TeachClimate Network, we read The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. Krista Hiser, Professor of English at Kapi’olani Community College in Honolulu, HI reviewed the book. Important to note is the interdisciplinary nature of this book. It could be used in an ELA, science, environmental […]

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 […]

Our Statement: Line 3

With the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission decision to approve Enbridge Line 3 pipeline, using a new route than where it’s current aging pipeline travels, we acknowledge the difficulty with which the decision was reached and feel disappointed by the impacts this decision will have on the climate cost to future generations. We were emboldened by […]

Youth Demand Action on Climate Justice

By Sarah Goodspeed, Youth & Policy Manager and Shaza Hussein, Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota (YEA! MN) Core leader The youth of this country know that our voices are powerful. Today we are banding together to change the status quo in areas that for decades have been immovable. We are leading on solutions and raising our […]