If Washington D.C. won't act on climate, we will



Minnesota can’t wait for bold, but necessary, action to combat climate change. We, the young people of Minnesota, are calling on our leaders to do what’s needed for our state to stop emitting greenhouse gases and be fossil fuel free within a decade. We want a transition to clean renewable energy that is equitable for all Minnesotans because the longer we delay, the more it threatens the health, safety, and happiness of our generation and all who follow.

Minnesota Can’t Wait is comprised of several youth-led campaigns for climate action.

Stop the Line 3 tar sands pipeline and all other proposed new fossil fuel projects to help speed the transition to clean, renewable energy sources.

Use existing legal authority to reduce and limit greenhouse gas pollution through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Modeled after the National Green New Deal, this statewide bill calls for necessary actions to address climate change, while at the same time creating thousands of green jobs in a sustainable economy.


Meet the Student Leaders

Climate change is already affecting us now, but the worst impacts will be felt by the next generation. Student leaders from across Minnesota are making a stand. Listen as they tell you why they are asking for action now. 

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Image credit: Duncan Hull / Flickr

Image credit: Duncan Hull / Flickr

The Facts

We can no longer ignore reality. Climate change is all around us. Extreme weather events, rising sea levels, increasingly damaging wildfires and changing ecosystems across the globe show us what the future will hold if we do nothing. 

We now have the highest levels of greenhouse gases in recorded history, and the last four years have seen the highest global temperatures on record. 

If Minnesota acts now, we can make a difference. If we do nothing, we are putting future generations at risk.     

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The most recent data shows that Minnesota has only reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 4% by 2014, compared to 2004 levels. 


Greenhouse gas Reduction GOAL

Minnesota's Next Generation Energy Act, signed by Governor Pawlenty, commits Minnesota to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2025, compared to 2004 levels

Lia Harel is a senior at Hopkins High School who lives in Minnetonka. Here's why she's calling for climate action in Minnesota now.

Get Involved


Join the students in asking for climate action in Minnesota now. When you're done, share the petition with your friends and family. 


attend an event

Join the students in Minnesota Can’t Wait and our partner organizations for events that call for climate action now and are getting people organized to get it done.