Partnering with Youth for Climate Action

Empowering Student Leaders on City Environmental Commissions

Student Leaders from Northfield, Bloomington, St. Louis Park and Minneapolis spoke at our April 11, 2019 State Wide Workshop for City Environmental Commissions to share insights and recommendations for how cities can engage youth in decision making and action through City Commissions.


Student Leaders from Minnetonka High School lead the way to help their City Council approve future funding to launch a sustainability commission and implement a climate action plan.  Hear Gabby and Skyler’s story on this video


Student leaders across MN are asking their cities to set goals to become carbon neutral.

From city halls to the State Capitol, Minnesota youths lead the charge in climate crisis
Across Minnesota, students are springing into action to combat climate change — and pushing their local governments to do the same. By Hannah Covington Star Tribune NOV 30, 2018

Grant Announcement

  • The Lois Swenson Fund for Peace Justice and Sustainable Communities of the InFaith Foundation awarded in December 2018 a $1,500 grant supporting a joint project of the Alliance for Sustainability  and iMatter,to support youth and adult volunteers active  City Environmental Commissions to share best practices and overcome challenges for effectively working with their cities to set and achieve city wide energy and climate goals

iMatter, Climate Generation and the Alliance for Sustainability are working together to

  • empower youth and adult teams volunteering with City Environmental Commissions to
  • work with their city staff and city councils to to set community-wide energy and climate goals
  • and to develop and implement action plans to meet their goals.



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