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Spotlighting Asian American Youth Activists: Annie, member of Climate Generation’s YEA Network

Interviewer: Siena Iwasaki Milbauer February 25, 2021 At AAOP, we are committed to uplifting and supporting the incredible advocacy work of Asian American youth. We’re highlighting some individual organizers in an ongoing series of interviews. In this installment, we speak with Annie Chen. Annie is part of Climate Generation’s YEA Network. Please introduce yourself! Hello! My […]

Helping kids cope with climate change

By Cathy Jordan February 24, 2021 In recent years we’ve seen images of young people from around the world speaking out to increase awareness of climate change and to demand action. After all, its certain impacts—if we continue on the current trajectory—will affect them more significantly than their parents’ or grandparents’ generations. Not all young […]

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 […]

Youth Take Action

by Climate Generation June 24, 2020 Excerpts from “Eyewitness: Minnesota Voices on Climate Change” Soni Shah and Kathleen Bacigalupi: We Are All Witnesses “WHAT DO WE WANT?” Megaphone in hand, perched atop the steps, I shouted loudly as thousands of voices thundered back, “Climate Justice!” I felt empowered. My voice had been heard. People listened […]

Minnesota teens make their pitch for action on climate change

By Emily Sohn May–June 2020 On a Saturday morning in February, eight teenagers sat around a conference table in Minneapolis. Many of their peers were sleeping in or playing sports, but these high-school students had weightier issues on their mind: climate change, the future, and what they could do to protect the planet. The teens, members […]

Stories and Poetry for Earth Day

CURWOOD: Let’s take some time now to share poems and stories in this 50th-anniversary celebration of our connection to the Earth, and its protection. Writer Kao Kalia Yang brings us her essay “Delivery of My Boys”. Her twin boys are named Peace and Freedom

WHS senior leading group of climate advocates to St. Paul

By Leah Ward February 22, 2020 WORTHINGTON — Worthington High School senior Mekdelawit “Mickey” Tilahun will lead a group of her peers headed next week for the Youth Climate Justice Summit 2020 in St. Paul. “I’ve always been interested in the environment, ever since I was young,” Tilahun said. She started becoming politically active following […]