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The Importance of Racial Affinity Spaces in Climate Change Education

After multiple school years upended by the pandemic, we’ve witnessed more starkly than ever the necessity of building relationships to enhance student learning and personal growth. This school year, many educators and school districts have a renewed emphasis on socioemotional learning and coping resources for students as they return to in-person learning or continue with […]

Introducing Climate Generation’s COP26 Delegation

Climate Generation is excited to introduce our delegation of six climate leaders from across the United States that will attend the UN’s international climate negotiations (COP26) this November.* At COP26, world leaders will strategize on the rulebook for the Paris Agreement, which was ratified and signed in 2015. Our Window into COP26 delegation will represent […]

Reflections: 2021 Summer Institute for Climate Change Education

We have the solutions to climate change already, and educators are critical messengers of climate literacy in their communities. Climate change is often referred to as a magnifier, because it can exacerbate the effects of the social, economic, and environmental issues that people experience everyday. Just this summer, we have seen climate change induced higher […]

Carbon Pollution Must End: Response to IPCC Report

The U.N. released new findings on the state of our current climate and what is required to avoid the worst impacts of climate change: in short, carbon pollution must end.  In its report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), summarizes the facts about human activities warming the planet. New in this report is the […]

Climate Change is Hitting Home

Last week Climate Generation was invited by Climate Power, a national organization building support for bold climate action, to join a press conference in Washington D.C. on extreme weather fueled by climate change. A week earlier our team was excited to read news about U.S. Senator Tina Smith (MN-D) who has championed a groundbreaking Clean […]

NCSE Awards Friend of the Planet to Climate Generation

For Immediate Release Source: NCSE (https://ncse.ngo) Contact: Paul Oh (oh@ncse.ngo), Director of Communications Oakland, CA – The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) has awarded Climate Generation a 2021 Friend of the Planet award in recognition of the organization’s tireless efforts to help individuals and communities engage in solutions to climate change. “I can’t praise […]

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 […]