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Youth Climate Kickoff 2019

At the start of the 2019-2020 school year, Climate Generation’s Youth Environmental Activists of MN brought together teens from dozens of schools across the state. Students who care about climate justice spent the day sharing ideas and building trust for the work ahead. Students gathered at Roosevelt High School, where YEA! MN Core members Shahad […]

A Day of Inspiration

To say the least, this year’s Youth Climate Kickoff was a transformative experience. When arriving at Roosevelt High School, we were greeted by a host of happy and welcoming faces. Because we arrived relatively early, there was time to mingle and immediately make new friends. We sat and talked until the day officially started. Everyone […]

Develop a Personal Narrative as a Step Towards Combatting Climate Change

This blog was originally published on Polar Educators International Communicating science to a broad audience is more important than ever as we need collaborative action to address the devastating effects of climate change. During the PEI 2019 UK Conference in Cambridge, one session addressed the art of storytelling. Connecting others emotionally through a narrative can […]

Living our climate resolutions

Letter from the Executive Director 2019 has begun, and perhaps many of you are already living your resolutions and intentions. First, though, as we reflect back on last year, we highlighted our top five moments for climate change in 2018 — some solutions-focused, and others setbacks. Amongst the climate change impacts we witnessed across the world, […]

Meet the YEA! MN Core for 2018-19!

YEA! MN is led by a group of students called the Core, with support from Climate Generation staff. We’re excited to introduce our 2018–2019 Core! With over 400 students across Minnesota in the YEA! MN Network, the Core is tasked with nurturing this community, training new leaders, and coordinating action. They meet several times a […]

7 Youth Achievements to be Proud Of

As summer heat brings farmers’ markets and fresh veggies, it’s time to celebrate the harvest. This year, youth involved in our programming accomplished some pretty amazing things across the climate movement. It’s important that we remember to enjoy what youth leadership brings to this issue and reap the success of the seeds they’ve planted. Here […]

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 […]

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 […]

Learning from the Genius of Youth: Reflections on 11 Years at Climate Generation

I first met Will Steger in 2006 over a cup of coffee in South Minneapolis. I had just finished up a five year stint working as a winter instructor at Voyageur Outward Bound in Ely, Minnesota, where we learned all about the historic expeditions that Will led to the North and South Poles, along with […]