Climate Voices

May 27, 2020
By: Climate Generation

Kira Liu Receives Environmental Initiative’s Courageous Innovator Award

Climate Generation is proud to acknowledge Kira Liu, our Community Engagement Coordinator, on being the recipient of this year’s Environmental Initiative Courageous Innovator Award!

The Environmental Initiative Awards is an annual recognition program that celebrates people and projects working in partnership at the nexus of a healthy environment, a prosperous economy and an equitable society. Environmental Initiative works across difference to create spaces where people can openly exchange ideas and build solutions to complex environmental challenges through partnership. The Environmental Initiative Awards celebrates that spirit of collaboration.

The Courageous Innovator Award recognizes an individual under the age of 30 working in cutting-edge ways to build partnerships and innovative environmental solutions.

Kira’s award-winning work includes her leadership role as host of the Band Together Podcast and accompanying activation campaign. This podcast centers the stories and experiences at the intersection of art and climate change featuring various change-makers across the country. She is also the co-editor of our recently published book, Eyewitness: Minnesota Voices on Climate Change, a collection of climate stories, poems, and artwork from Minnesotans across the state.

“I’ve loved being able to work on such creative projects at Climate Generation and expand my ideas of what climate activism looks like,” says Liu. “I’ve found that the intersection of climate change with art and music is a really powerful way for us to bring people together, process emotion, and spark action, and I’m excited that others have found these projects to be worthwhile, too!”

Read more about Kira’s award

“We can’t solve climate change on our own and we need to build a climate movement that everyone can see themselves in.”

– Kira Liu