Author: Climate Generation

Avangrid Foundation Supports Nationwide Climate Change Education Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 2021 CONTACT: Lauren Boritzke Smith, Climate Generation 262-490-6562; lauren@climategen.org Avangrid Foundation Supports Nationwide Climate Change Education Program Climate Generation is pleased to announce it has received a grant from Avangrid Foundation, in collaboration with Avangrid Renewables, to support their national climate change education initiatives for K-12 educators in the 2021–2022 year. […]

What the Glasgow Climate Pact means for Minnesota

Signed by: Roopali Phadke, Professor, Macalester College Representative Frank Hornstein, District 61, Minneapolis Julia Nerbonne, Executive Director, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light Ellen Anderson, Climate Program Director, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy Representative Patty Acomb, District 44B, Minnetonka, Plymouth & Woodland Kristen Poppleton, Senior Director of Programs, Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy Beth Mercer-Taylor, […]

Statement: COP26 Outcome Fails to Deliver

COP26 has failed to deliver on a strong timebound pathway to phase out coal and fossil fuels and highlighted the increasing inequities of climate change action. Negotiators extended almost 24 hours beyond the conference’s last day to agree on the final draft document titled the Glasgow Climate Pact. And “agreed” is nuanced, as dozens of […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Urgent Push for Climate Education Can Help Mental Health, Engagement

By Marianna McMurdock August 3, 2021 This July, air quality worsened from Oregon to Maine as wildfire smoke traveled across northern states. New Yorkers woke up to an orange sun, and Utah’s worst drought turned deadly as a sand storm blocked visibility on a major highway. And while reports of extreme weather and restrictions on teaching dominate the news, young people […]

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 […]

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 […]