READER LETTER: Tell your climate change story

By Liz Lat, Minneapolis November 11, 2020 Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy is seeking testimony letters from people across the state of Minnesota, demanding bold action on climate justice from their legislator, and to make climate change a priority this coming legislative session. Climate Generation is collecting letters now. Submit your testimony letter now […]

Local View: Big Oil must stop funding climate deception

By Nicole Rom October 20th, 2020 The need for sound, science-based, interdisciplinary climate-change education and training of teachers couldn’t be more important than it is today. Today’s students will inherit the impacts of climate change, and we have a responsibility to prepare them to adapt, mitigate, and innovate in the face of change. We also […]

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 […]

We Are All Eyewitnesses to Climate Change, and We All Have a Story

By Isaac Pearlman August 2020 “A better world for me is one where communities are resilient,” says Nicole Rom, RPCV Kazakhstan 2000-2002. “They have the knowledge and skills to navigate any challenge that hits their communities with hope and optimism.” Envisioning a better future is one of three simple story prompts that Rom’s climate literacy […]

Climate Change Action: Getting Involved

When it comes to taking action to personally impact the potential impacts of climate change, one of the most irreplaceable places to start is through education and advocacy. This category may be a bit more nebulous because reading up on the issue or voting for a particular candidate won’t immediately create a reduction in your […]

Green Visions: A Statewide Artistic View on Climate Change

By Chris Harwood August 12, 2020 Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, published a new book, called Eyewitness: Minnesota Voices on Climate Change, that features short stories, poems, and artwork authored by prominent figures and ordinary people across the state.  KUMD speaks with Erin Sharkey, poet, essayist, and graphic designer who was a member of […]

New Jersey now requires comprehensive climate change education — what about Minnesota?

By Paul Huttner and Megan Burks June 11, 2020   This month, New Jersey announced it’s the first state to include climate change education in its K-12 teaching standards. It will require teachers across grade levels and disciplines to include lessons on the topic. “Typically, what we see in climate change education is that it’s more […]

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 […]