I didn’t know I would be making jam at 3-o-clock in the morning, but there I was. I was 26 years old. I had just moved out of my family’s home and was living alone for the very first time. I had found a studio apartment in Miami with bright yellow walls that reminded me […]
Climate change sits in my gut like stones in the pockets of my clothes pulling me under water after I have jumped in. I must deliberately work to remove each stone, examine it, determine its weight. Climate change is like a shadow constantly following me– sometimes revealed by a burst of sun– lengthening and growing […]
When I looked at the Star Tribune homepage, I was stunned. A picture of a place far away that I knew so well was the top story. It was September 2, 2019 and Hurricane Dorian had just battered the Bahamas. Some Midwest grandparents retire to Arizona or snowbird in Florida. My grandparents took a vacation […]
Liz is currently supporting Climate Generation as our Programs Intern. Liz shares the bedtime stories her parents told her as a child of their experience surviving under the Khmer Rouge regime and the resolve that has allowed her to find today. https://media.climategen.org/20200331-climate-story-Liz-Lat-Bedtime-stories-of-the-Khmer-Americans.mp3
My childhood bedroom had pastel yellow walls with blue hand-painted stars sprinkled across the slanted ceilings, a remnant from its previous resident. At night I would lie in bed, tracing the outlines of stars with my eyes that I could just barely make out through the moonlight streaming in from a small window. Growing up, […]
By Greg Dalton September 17, 2019 This story was originally published on the Climate One podcast. We’re proud to have Ben Santer as a member of Climate Generation’s Advisory Board. https://media.climategen.org/20190917-climateone-cc_20190917_cl1_Ben%20Santer_Podcast_FINAL.mp3 This special episode is part of the My Climate Story series, published in partnership with Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news […]
I realized in that moment that my dad could have become a victim of climate change just like so many of the vulnerable, disabled, and elderly people do in climate emergencies around the world.
It dawned on me then that stars don’t shine without darkness, but with the light in my everyday environment, I was taking it for granted.
Climate Reality Training August 4, 2019 My name is Lia Harel. I am 18 years old, and I am from Minnetonka, Minnesota, a city about 20 minutes west of Minneapolis. I am a youth climate activist, though this wasn’t always a key pillar of my identity. Growing up, I knew myself as an artist who […]
As I coped with loss and single parenthood the world felt suddenly ominous, and I felt a whole new level of responsibility for meeting the needs of a brand new baby girl.