Author: Climate Generation

Response to Violence Against Asian American Communities

We stand in solidarity with the Asian American community — neighbors, partners, teammates, and friends who are processing and responding to the mass shooting in Atlanta that took eight lives, six of those Asian women. Our hearts hurt and we grieve with you. We will continue to denounce white supremacy and the violence, misogyny, racism, […]

Voices to Power: Doing the Greatest Good

Spring is fast approaching, and with it, a sense of renewal. A groundswell of momentum and opportunity is ahead – from the international celebrations of Earth Day to the United States officially rejoining the Paris Agreement alongside the Biden Administration’s National Climate Summit. Our team is rooting ourselves in the power of this moment for […]

Why youth are writing a Minnesota Law for climate justice education

By Annie Chen and Maya Hidalgo, leaders with the YEA! Network As climate change becomes a growing issue, the number of climate education proposals has increased to meet the growing need of addressing this relevant topic in school systems. Over the past few months, Climate Generation’s YEA Network, a statewide youth organization, has worked on […]

Bypass Rhetoric — Pierce the Heart

Climate Generation is a proud sponsor of The Great Northern – this piece was originally published on the Great Northern blog. Reflecting on Climate Generation’s Eyewitness: Minnesota Voices on Climate Change By Maija García Eyewitness: Minnesota Voices on Climate Change balances youthful dreams and elder wisdom in a collection of drawings, photographs, poetry, and personal testimony. Turning […]

Announcing YEA! Program Rebrand

Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy is excited to announce a rebranding of our youth program! In addition to a new logo, the name of our youth program has changed from Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota (YEA! MN) to Youth Environmental Activists (YEA!). The name YEA! will serve as an umbrella title for our three […]

Line 3 moves Minnesota backward on climate

On Thursday, November 12, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency approved a major water crossing permit to Enbridge Energy, giving the Line 3 pipeline project approval to move forward. Despite years of statewide and national opposition to this project, it has made its way through decision-making agencies, each relinquishing responsibility for Minnesota’s future — with the […]

Post-Presidential Debate Statement: Take the Climate Crisis Seriously

On Tuesday, the first Presidential debate took place, with FOX News moderator Chris Wallace prepared to ask the candidates questions about six pre-planned topics that did not include climate change. In the last 15 minutes of the debate, Chris Wallace asked the first question about the climate crisis heard in a presidential debate in 12 […]