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The Injustices of Line 3

Dr. Christie Manning is the Director of Sustainability at Macalester College and a Climate Generation Board Member. For the last 12 years she has taught in the Department of Environmental Studies at Macalester College in St. Paul. Her research and teaching explore the cognitive, social and situational factors that influence people’s behavioral and lifestyle choices […]

“We are all treaty people” : reflections from the Treaty People Gathering

In the first weekend of June, I traveled with friends to the White Earth Reservation for the Treaty People Gathering. Over 2,000 of us came together from across Turtle Island to uplift treaties and to stop the Canadian corporation Enbridge from building the Line 3 tar sands pipeline through treaty territory. It was hot. Like […]

Centering Anti-Racism, Overcoming Disinformation and Localizing Climate Solutions: Climate Generation’s New Strategic Framework

As the world slowly begins to emerge from this last year of intense global challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic and a reinvigorated racial justice movement, Climate Generation is also emerging from a year of strategically focused efforts to chart our path forward — our new Strategic Framework. While the events of this year have had […]

A Regrounding in Truth: Climate Generation’s 16th Annual Summer Institute

By Lindsey Kirkland, Climate Education Manager and Marie Fargo, Climate Change Instructional Resources Coordinator Good climate change education requires a holistic approach, one that speaks to the complexity of the climate system and investigates how political, economic, and social systems influence the impacts and solutions of climate change. Climate Generation’s education programs are rooted in […]

Registration Open for Summer Institute for Climate Change Education Virtual Conference

For Immediate Release: May 12, 2021 Media Contact: Lauren Boritzke Smith 262-490-6562 lauren@climategen.org Registration Open for Summer Institute for Climate Change Education Virtual Conference Hosted by Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy and 13 cohorts across North America Minneapolis, MN – Registration is open for the Summer Institute for Climate Change Education, a virtual conference […]

The E-bike Revolution is Coming

It was great to see the Linus Ember e-bike, donated by Joann Knuth in honor of Dan Knuth, in Climate Generation’s Voices to Power Earth Day fundraiser and auction. It is a high quality ride. I know active transportation and electric assist bicycles, or e-bikes, are not the only solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, […]

Now Accepting Preliminary Applications for COP26 Delegation

Climate Generation has sent delegations of youth, educators, and multi-sector representatives to annually participate in the global UN climate negotiations: the Conference of the Parties (COP) since 2009. We’re excited to announce preliminary applications for our COP26 delegation are now open! The United Nations 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) is set to take place […]

PowerClimateAction Campaign Calls for Ambitious Commitment from Nations on People-Centered Climate Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2021 Global Coalition Asks Governments to Scale Up Climate Empowerment as Key to Meeting Goals of Paris Agreement NY, 22 April 2021 —  As we celebrate Earth Day around the world, an ambitious campaign to catalyze higher climate action via dramatically stepped-up capacity, public participation, and empowerment is launching today, led […]

Justice for George Floyd: A Message from our Executive Director

Dear Friends and Supporters, Today, the jury presented a “guilty” verdict for second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter during the Chauvin trial for the murder of George Floyd. This is a monumental decision that 12 people made that sets a precedent for police accountability nationwide. We are keeping George Floyd’s friends and loved […]

Dan Knuth’s Lasting Legacy

Climate Generation’s Board member, Joann Knuth, recently lost her husband Dan Knuth. Dan was a state representative serving six years in the Minnesota Legislature, shaping environmental policies and protecting natural resources. Joann made a donation in honor of Dan Knuth for Climate Generation’s Voices to Power fundraiser and auction. Dan Knuth was also the Bicycle […]