Author: Nicole Rom, Executive Director

September 2020: Uncertainty and Possibility

September has begun unlike any other school year with parents, students, and teachers everywhere adapting to an entire distance learning experience or some sort of hybrid learning environment. Meanwhile, communities across the western U.S. and around the world are dealing with climate change-induced fires, decreased air quality, smoke-filled skies, and evacuations. We now have the […]

August 2020: A Better World is Possible

The recent news of the Milne ice sheet disintegrating on Canada’s Ellesmere Island struck a personal note with our organization and our founder, Will Steger. The ice sheet was the last fully intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic. Will crossed the Milne during our 2008 Global Warming 101 Expedition and according to Will, is […]

July 2020: Action is Heating Up!

This month is a very exciting one. While we’re celebrating the Supreme Court-ordered stall of the Keystone XL pipeline construction and the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, our work is ramping up across our programs. Get ready, we have so much to share! First, we are proud to be officially merging iMatter’s local youth […]

Minnesota Goes After Polluters

On June 24, the State of Minnesota filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and the American Petroleum Institute (API) for deceiving the public about climate change. It’s time to hold them accountable. Exxon and Koch Industries have known since the 1960s that burning fossil fuels caused climate change — and the superstorms, […]

June 2020: Unwavering Conviction

The climate and social justice movements are inextricably linked, and our vision of resilient communities with equitable solutions to climate change is only possible if we continue to advocate for the health, safety, opportunity, and basic human rights of all people. I hope you take the time to read our recent Accountability Now statement. In this […]

May 2020: New Beginnings

Lilacs are blooming and signs of spring are all around us; I’ve been struck by the plethora of wildflowers on forest floors on my hikes as I take in simple pleasures. There is something grounding in the consistency of a new season. Mindfulness practice, the act of bringing awareness to your breath, senses, and present […]

Unify with Us

We have been living with COVID-19 disruptions for over a month and as we look ahead, we know the future continues to remain uncertain. This is a traumatic event, disrupting and forever changing our lives in small and large ways. It is revealing the inadequacies and systemic inequities across society, what happens when we ignore […]

February 2020: Pointing our Compass

During this moment in our nation’s history, we need to keep our compass pointed towards truth and radical hope, which I believe will propel us towards the future we desire and deserve. We have a good chance of doing something beautiful this year and in this decade, and that’s where your compass should point toward. […]

Staff Transitions – We’re Hiring!

Climate Generation has major staff announcements: With sadness and appreciation, we announce that Janet Brown, Associate Director, has offered her resignation, effective April 30. Hired in November 2007 as our second employee, Janet has helped me build Climate Generation to be the thriving, successful organization we have today. She has been my thought-partner on many […]