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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.
When two independent scientific studies confirmed the West Antarctic ice sheet has begun an irreversible melt, triggering sea level rise of potentially more than 10 feet over the coming centuries, Will Steger knew this was another major sign of climate change and a critical tipping point.
Today Senator John Marty recognized Will Steger and his incredible leadership and accomplishments for raising awareness of the urgency of climate change and the opportunity for solutions.
Please join the Will Steger Foundation board and staff for our annual APPRECIATION BREAKFAST at the LEED certified Red Stag Supperclub! Share in our 2013 successes and hear our plans for 2014 while enjoying a delicious, local and sustainable breakfast!
Over two dozen Senators are standing up for climate action tonight and calling on their peers to join them. The all night event is meant to galvanize support for President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.
Take Action: Tell your Congressional Representative to sign on to the letter directed to the President to Strengthen Environmental Justice in his plan!Written by Nicole Rom, Executive Director
WE ACT for Environmental Justiceis spearheading, with sponsorship from members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a letter that will go to the President to continue to put pressure on the Obama Administration to develop a better plan to address the concerns of climate change felt by environmental justice communities, and a Resolution that will codify the importance of the environmental justice movement. But we need your help.
Paul Douglas: Weird Weather: Minnesota’s new normal? Our Changing Climate and What We Can Do About ItWritten by Nicole Rom, Executive Director
Our climate is changing at an alarming rate. From giant hailstorms to polar vortices, Minnesotans are already experiencing extreme weather. Are weird weather events becoming Minnesota’s new normal? Hear from nationally recognized meteorologist and entrepreneur Paul Douglas.
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