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Clean Cars Advocates Welcome Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Clean Cars Rule Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2020 Contact: Jeremy Drucker (612) 670-9650 New rule will help clean our air, improve our health, and save Minnesotans’ money St. Paul, MN–Today the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announced it will formally publish its draft clean cars rule on Monday. If enacted this rule will reduce tailpipe emissions from […]

Your Letters About Climate Change for 2021 MN Legislature

By Heidi Holtan November 24, 2020 Today we talked with Jothsna Harris Director of Community Engagement at Climate Generation:  A Will Steger Legacy.  Their organization is collecting letters until December 8th to give to the MN Legislature of 2021 to spur bold legislation concerning climate change. Check out how to submit your own letter concerning climate change […]

Raising our voices in Duluth

By Tone Lanzillo November 26, 2020 Last week, I received an email from Jothsna Harris, director of Community Engagement with Climate Generation. Founded by Will Steger out of Minneapolis, Climate Generation was established to help empower individuals and communities to engage in solutions to climate change. Jothsna wanted to talk to me about their “climate […]

Climate Testimonials Aim to Spur Policy Action in MN

By Mike Moen November 23, 2020 ST. PAUL, Minn. — When Minnesota lawmakers convene for the next regular session in January, the pandemic is likely to top the agenda. But some hope issues such as climate change don’t fall out of focus. One group is trying to prevent that by gathering personal stories for […]

READER LETTER: Tell your climate change story

By Liz Lat, Minneapolis November 11, 2020 Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy is seeking testimony letters from people across the state of Minnesota, demanding bold action on climate justice from their legislator, and to make climate change a priority this coming legislative session. Climate Generation is collecting letters now. Submit your testimony letter now […]

Local View: Big Oil must stop funding climate deception

By Nicole Rom October 20th, 2020 The need for sound, science-based, interdisciplinary climate-change education and training of teachers couldn’t be more important than it is today. Today’s students will inherit the impacts of climate change, and we have a responsibility to prepare them to adapt, mitigate, and innovate in the face of change. We also […]

The youth speak: It’s time oil companies were held accountable for their climate change lies

By Maya Hidalgo and Indigo Liu October 12, 2020 We’re youth pushing for climate justice and a healthy future for everyone. Scientists at leading fossil fuel companies have known for decades that their products caused climate change. But the evidence is clear that industry placed its own profits over our planet and has spent that time creating propaganda and promoting false […]

We Are All Eyewitnesses to Climate Change, and We All Have a Story

By Isaac Pearlman August 2020 “A better world for me is one where communities are resilient,” says Nicole Rom, RPCV Kazakhstan 2000-2002. “They have the knowledge and skills to navigate any challenge that hits their communities with hope and optimism.” Envisioning a better future is one of three simple story prompts that Rom’s climate literacy […]

Climate Change Action: Getting Involved

When it comes to taking action to personally impact the potential impacts of climate change, one of the most irreplaceable places to start is through education and advocacy. This category may be a bit more nebulous because reading up on the issue or voting for a particular candidate won’t immediately create a reduction in your […]