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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Minnesota: We Need Your Voice

We are living in, as many are calling it, a post-election limbo. The outcomes of the presidential election spurred a sense of hope that the next four years, bigger and bolder climate action can continue, with federal support. It’s clear the American people voted for climate change solutions, but the work didn’t end in early […]

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 […]

Introducing the Fall 2020 YEA! Network Leaders

Youth Environmental Activists (YEA!) is co-led by students from across Minnesota, with support from Climate Generation staff. YEA! is a leader-ful community.  It takes a team to build a movement. We work together taking on different roles — facilitating meetings, doing outreach, coordinating trainings, public speaking, posting on social media, contacting elected officials, bringing art […]

Committed Hope

Blog cover art is titled “Clearer Waters”, by Jasmine Dawn Holt (age 17), published in Eyewitness: Minnesota Voices on Climate Change. Four years ago on the day after the 2016 election, we sent a message to you about the importance of radical, resilient hope. Today, as we await the results of this critical election and […]

Leaving the Paris Agreement, Staying Committed

December 12, 2015 has been described as historic — the day we turned the tide on climate change. On that day, after two weeks of negotiations, 196 nations unanimously agreed to adopt an international climate pact, known as the Paris Agreement. I had the privilege and honor to be present at COP21 where the Agreement […]

A Different Election Day

This Election Day, we acknowledge and recognize that things feel different – on par with how the rest of 2020 has felt. Whether you have already cast your vote, or plan to head to the polls today, we encourage everyone to stay safe and participate in our democracy. Climate Generation honors the right for every […]