Climate Generation and RCC are hosting regular networking calls with student leaders serving on City Sustainability Commissions from 30+ MN Cities to share ways they are working with their cities to accelerate equitable climate solutions. To join their slack channel and the regular zoom calls Student leaders can contact Jason Rodney (he/him) Senior Youth Program Coordinator
Climate Generation 651-233-4949 firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet with and learn from your peer student leaders serving on their City’s Environment/Sustainability Commissions on how they are supporting their city to take powerful steps for equity and climate solutions.
Climate Generation YEA! Campaigns (Local) with 5 MN Cities. An intensive mentorship program for youth ages 13–18 who want to win change for environmental justice in their city, town, county, or school district.
STIPENDS are available from Climate Generation for Student Leaders who want to become active in supporting sustainable climate solutions with their city or school district
Best Practices for Cities who will be adding Student leaders to serve on their Environmental Commissions.
Green Step Cities Best Practice Action 24.6. Engage community youth and college students by creating opportunities to participate in city government (including commissions), giving consideration to how to engage youth from diverse racial and economic backgrounds.
MN organizations helping students engage with city government: Youth Environmental Activists Minnesota (YEA! MN) Climate Gen Student Stipends/Leadership Cohort & Youth Eco Solutions (YES!) & GreenSteps Schools,
- In 2010 the National League of Cities published the comprehensive Authentic Youth Civic Engagement: A Guide for Municipal Leaders.
- From Washington State read dozens of youth participation examples and sample documents of youth commissions, councils, advisory boards, and student internship programs.