Will Steger Foundation staff and guest authors are now sharing their insights on all things climate on a regular basis!
- Climate 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 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.
YEA! MN Year in Review: Youth Directed Programming Yields Big Returns!
YEA! MN is unique in that we are an authentically student directed program. This means that my job is not to tell students what we should do but ask them what they want to do. Of course, I still provide feedback and suggestions, however the purpose is to help them more fully think through their action projects, ideas, and what they want to accomplish. The place where this happens is at our youth steering committee meetings. Twice a month our students come together to learn about issues, discuss questions they have, invite in speakers, and plan events.Tags: emergingleaders youthaction yeamn highschool climatechangesolutions minnesota yea!mn highschoolyouth local mn sustainability actionprojects minneapolis stpaulRead 383 times Read more...
Celebrating YEA! MN Student Leadership on Climate Action Projects!
We have wrapped up a fantastic year at YEA! MN.Our students have wrestled with big issues, learned about organizing, and taken action on projects they care about; all while going to high school, doing their homework, and participating in other community and extra curricular work.I have never been so impressed and proud of a group of youth- no, scratch that, I have never been so proud of a group of people!Tags: emergingleaders youthaction yeamn highschool climatechangesolutions minnesota yea!mn highschoolyouth local mn sustainability actionprojects minneapolis stpaulRead 357 times Read more...
Welcoming Cordelia Pierson to Minnesota Environmental Fund!
I’m proud to announce Cordelia Pierson has recently been named Minnesota Environmental Fund’s new executive director. She succeeds Ed Marek who led the organization for more than a decade. The Will Steger Foundation has a strong commitment to the success of Minnesota Environmental Fund. Our executive director, Nicole Rom served on the search committee and will continue to support Cordelia via the transition committee.
People's Climate March
Join the People's Climate March to show world leaders we want an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the disruption of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.
A Movement Within our Midst
This June was the last month of my year-long contract working with the WSF on race awareness, equity, and environmental justice education. My job has been to create spaces for conversations around how our organization can become more open, equitable, and useful to low-income communities and communities of color, and to facilitate/plan workshops on climate justice, white privilege, and structural racism both with our staff and YEA! MN program.I am honored and humbled to have been asked to lead this work and was particularly proud of the work the WSF did during this final month of my contract.
Abby Fenton, Youth Programs Director
Blog Topic: Youth Action • Climate Justice
Blogs I follow: It's Getting Hot in Here • Energy Action Coalition • 350.org • SustainUS • Grand Aspirations • Ohio Student Environmental Coalition • Sierra Student Coalition
Joe Kruse, Consultant and Past YEA! MN Coordinator (2011-2013)
Blog Topic: Youth Action • Climate Justice • Environmental Racism • Equity • White Privilege • Diversity
Kristen Poppleton, Education Program Manager
Blog Topic: Climate Lessons
Blogs I follow: New York Times on Climate • Climate Progress • CIRES (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science) • Global Change
Bryn Shank, YEA! MN Co-Chair (2013-2014)
Cole Norgaarden, YEA! MN Co-Chair (2011-2013)
Gene Whipple, YEA! MN
Leah Norman, YEA! MN
Siiri Bigalke, YEA! MN Co-Chair (2010-2012)
Cecelia Watkins, Summer of Solutions Twin Cities
Courtney Dowell, Co-Chair Campus Beyond Coal
Erika Zarowin, Ohio Student Envrionmental Coalition
Katherine Ball, Solutions Revolution Youth Cyclist
Kaya Lovestrand, Bennington College Student
Kyle Gracey, (Former) Chair SustainUS
Marie Donahue, Illinois Student Environmental Coalition
Marion Berger, Michigan Student Sustainability Coalition
Mikey Weitekamp, ECOWatch
Rachael Pream Grenier, Youth Development, Youth Services Manager, Edina High School
Timothy Denherder-Thomas, Co-Founder Grand Aspirations
Whit Jones, Campaign Director, Energy Action Coalition
J Drake Hamilton, Fresh-Energy
Jeff Ledermann, Mahtomedi High School Eco Club Advisor
Kate Jacobson, MN350 Coordinator
Kate Knuth, Former MN State Representative
Aurora C, 2009 Expedition Copenhagen
Ben Horton, 2008 Ellesmere Island Expedition
Chalie N, 2009 Expedition Copenhagen
Chris D, 2009 Expedition Copenhagen
Danielle O, 2009 Expedition Copenhagen
Ed Viesturs, 2007 Baffin Island Expedition
Elizabeth Andre, 2007 Baffin Island Expedition
Eric McNair-Landry, 2008 Ellesmere Island Expedition, 2008 Greendland Expedition
Holly J, 2009 Expedition Copenhagen
Jame H, 2009 Expedition Copenhagen
Jamie Racine, 2009 Expedition Copenhagen
John Stetson, 2007 Baffin Island Expedition
Jon Bowermaster, 2007 Baffin Island Expedition, Larson Ice Shelf Expedition (2008)
Liana B, 2009 Expedition Copenhagen
Maia D, 2009 Expedition Copenhagen
Megan C, 2009 Expedition Copenhagen
Nancy Moundalexis, 2007 Baffin Island Expedition
Paul Schurke, 1986 North Pole Expedition
Reed Aronow, COP16 Delegate, 2009 Expedition Copenhagen
Sam Branson, 2008 Baffin Island Expedition
Sarah M, 2009 Expedition Copenhagen
Sarah McNair-Landry, 2008 Ellesmere Island Expedition, 2008 Greenland Expedition
Sigrid Ekran, 2008 Ellesmere Island Expedition
Simon Qamanirq, 2007 Baffin Island Expedition
Theo Ikummaq, 2007 Baffin Island Expedition
Tobias Thorliefsson, 2008 Ellesmere Island Expedition, 2008 Greenland Expedition
Former WSF staff/consultants
Ann Benson, (Previous) Education Program Assistant
Libby Fones, WSF Intern
Maddie Hansen, WSF Climate Champion
Michael Noble, Fresh-Energy/WSF Board Member
Paul Thompson, Cool Planet, WSF Volunteer Educator