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A year of youth power

“P-O-W-E-R we’ve got the power, because we are with YEA! MN!” Youth in the climate movement made waves across the globe this school year, and Minnesota youth working with Climate Generation played a big part. Check out our “advocacy recipe” of ingredients we used this year when organizing for power — and the importance of […]

The need for balance

Walking into Climate Generation on the first day of my internship, I felt uncertain. I had never done an internship before, and I wasn’t fully aware of how I would contribute to the organization. However, even on the first day I quickly became comfortable in the welcoming atmosphere of the office and the teams’ willingness […]

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 […]

My Future, My Right: Finding My Place in the Climate Justice Movement

My name is Sofia Valdes, and I am a junior in high school. I recently joined YEA! MN’s Core — a network of high school students taking action for a just transition to a resilient climate future for all. I am also involved with Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light and iMatter, and I started a […]

So, what happened during the 2018 Legislative session?

Minnesota’s short 2018 Legislative session ended in a flurry this month, with your elected officials sending bills from the chamber floor to caucus and conference committees at all hours before session ended May 20. Governor Dayton now is finalizing which bills he will sign or veto as the last check and balance in updates to […]

Fight for climate change in your classroom

Education is a solution to climate change. We’re seeing this as school districts across the country are promoting climate change education by making commitments to teach climate change in their schools. In this effort, youth voices have been especially powerful advocates for teaching climate change (like in Portland, Idaho, and California, for example!) When local […]

From one adventure to the next

Letter from the Executive Director The snow seems to have followed me from the mountain west, supporting my transition back to Minnesota and Climate Generation. My journey was not without reminders that climate change does indeed affect the people, places, and sports that I love, from an initial limited snowpack in Utah and Colorado to […]

It’s bigger than green jobs; we’re teaching the future

Teachers involved: Debbie Nelson, Kimberlee Adams (Northeast Middle School) The Minneapolis Public Schools STEM & Career Exploration Expo just wrapped up, bringing over 2,000 8th graders to the Minneapolis Convention Center to discover and dive into the different career opportunities available to them. As a middle school teacher and 7th and 8th grade counselor at […]

Youth = unstoppable: Reflections from the Power Shift Network

Just a few weeks back, on January 26th, me and Marco—a YEA! MN Core Member—climbed the steps of the Thurgood Marshall Center in Washington, D.C. I was both excited and anxious. We were heading to the annual meeting of the Power Shift Network, a collective of organizations mobilizing to mitigate climate change and create a […]