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Will Steger Foundation Blog

Will Steger Foundation staff and guest authors are now sharing their insights on all things climate on a regular basis!

  • blog_mainClimate Lessons provides tools, resources and reflections on climate change education for educators and communicators of climate change. This blog is posted to weekly with an educator audience in mind. [RSS Feed]
  • Climate Minnesota Stories is a two-year project funded through the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund,will uniquely feature individual stories to create compelling examples of how climate change has and will impact Minnesota communities. [RSS Feed]
  • Climate News covers climate policy and climate news related events for a general audience. [RSS Feed]
  • Climate Justice discusses diversity and equity in climate circles. [RSS Feed]
  • On the Road with Will Steger - As Will hits the road to share his Eyewitness to Global Warming presentation, Executive Director Nicole Rom captures the journey. [RSS Feed]
  • Youth Action features stories, updates and testimonials from the front lines of the youth climate movement. [RSS Feed]
  • News & Media contains WSF stories and articles from major news sources.

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  • Mike’s Climate Story, as told to Katie Siegner

    victus mike mageau2Cold weather has rarely stopped Minnesotans from going about their lives, and these days University of Minnesota-Duluth assistant professor Mike Mageau is proving that it also doesn’t have to stop fresh produce from growing year-round. Mike Mageau, assistant professor of Environment and Sustainability and Director of the Center for Sustainable Community Development at UMD, created Victus Farms a few years back to test out the sustainability and economic feasibility of an aquaponic growing system. Victus Farms houses fish tanks, greenhouses, plant and algae production troughs, with the fish waste fertilizing the plants and algae, and the algae separated into oil and organic matter, used for fuel and fish food.

    Written on Thursday, 26 March 2015 21:51 in Climate Minnesota Stories Read 48 times Read more...
  • DeAndra's Climate Story

    image003Having moved around many times as I grew up, I have been exposed to the humidity and heat of the low south and the artic temperatures of the high north. Even though I planted shallow roots in each of these places, I quickly got to know local people and deeply understand the culture of the place that I was current inhabiting. One of the most memorable experiences I encountered that really made me start thinking about climate change and the effect that it was having on me in real time was the record breaking drought in Texas.

    Written on Monday, 23 March 2015 18:18 in Climate Minnesota Stories Read 56 times Read more...
  • David's Climate Story

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    Climate change is a complicated problem. As we’re starting to see, it will affect everything and everyone on our planet in nuanced ways, and the bulk of those effects will very likely be negative.

    This is the simple logic that compelled me to focus on energy and the environment in my education. Growing up in Northern Minnesota, going to college in Duluth and living in Minneapolis for the last few years has lead me to appreciate the diversity and beauty of Minnesota’s natural resources, and I believe it’s irresponsible to squander these resources when we have the tools to protect them. While climate change presents us with a huge challenge, it also offers equally big opportunities to move towards a more sustainable and environmentally sound future.

    Written on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 15:43 in Climate Minnesota Stories Read 56 times Read more...
  • Climate Change Adaptation Convenings
    Climate Change Adaptation Convenings

    The The Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships are pleased to be hosting a series of five climate change adaptation convenings in Greater Minnesota. Extension Climatologist Mark Seeley will be joining WSF to provide region-specific climate information.

    Written on Thursday, 12 March 2015 22:17 in WSF General Read 97 times Read more...
  • Exciting Opportunities this Spring!

    slideshow climatemnMarch wrapped up our incredible Dine for Climate Series! We were able to highlight the farm to table connection, the importance of eating and supporting local sustainable, organic restaurants, and grow our local network of friends. At the same time, we were proud to receive a generous 30% donation from each of our partner restaurants: Birchwood Café, French Meadow Bakery and Café, Spoonriver, and Lucia’s. Thank you to our restaurant partners and everyone who joined us at one, several or all Dine for Climate events!

    Written on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 20:00 in eNewsletter Read 257 times Read more...