People's Climate March
Will Steger Foundation Presents:
Youth Climate Action Now!
A one day climate justice event for and by high school students, November 8, 2014, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Climate Solutions for Red Wing and Beyond
Saturday, October 4, 2014, Doors 9:30am, Speakers 10:00am-12:00pm
Free and open to the public
The Wild Face of Climate Change
A Workshop for Middle School Educators
WSF Contributes to Climate.Gov Educational Resources
Learning through Connectivity
2014 Summer Institute for Climate Change & Energy Education
August 4-6, 2014 Audubon Center of the North Woods, Sandstone, MN
Over 60 educators joined us for our Summer Institute. We share the experience with you - the presentations, photos, documents and more - while our memories are fresh.
Most Recent Posts
Steger headlines forum on climate
Written by Media
By Red Wing Newsroom on
Sept 29, 2014 at 9:05 a.m.
A community forum on the growing global warming crisis will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 4 in the historic barn at the Anderson Center.
Minnesotan Will Steger, the greatest living Arctic explorer, will be the headline speaker for the forum, which is free and open to everyone. A light lunch will be provided.
10 local high school students participate in NY Climate March
Written by Media
KARE 11 · Sept. 28, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS - KARE 11 reports on 10 local high school students involved in the Will Steger Foundation's YEA! MN program who participated in the NY Climate March.
Climate Lesson Update - October 2014
Written by Education
We hope your school year has successfully kicked off! It’s October which means the leaves are changing here in Minnesota. Get outside and enjoy autumn beauty with your students! Here are a few resources to help you incorporate fall into your educational setting.
Join Us At NAAEE!
Written by Kristen Poppleton, Director of Education
We are headed to the North American Association for Environmental Education Conference in just a few weeks and we’d love to see you there! Check out all the great opportunities to increase your climate literacy!
From the Minneapple to the Big Apple: A Teen’s Perspective on the People’s Climate March
Hi, my name is Lucy West and I'm a senior at St. Paul Central High School in Minnesota. I am also a co-president of my school's environmental club, Roots & Shoots. I went to the People's Climate March with a group of high schoolers from around the Twin Cities as part of the YEA! MN youth delegation – a program of the Will Steger Foundation. The People's Climate March was a huge gathering of people in New York City of 400,000 people calling for immediate climate action.
The “191 Battle of the Buildings” (modeled after the EPA’s national contest) was a challenge for Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 to reduce their Carbon Footprint. Energy reductions (calculated from buildings that saved) resulted in nearly 9% in energy reductions for the district.
The MN GreenCorps program is a statewide AmeriCorps program, administered through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). Member Jothsna Harris will be serving in District 191 for a total of 11 months, with a focus on energy conservation. More information about the MN GreenCorps, please visit The MPCA website at http://www.pca.state.mn.us/.
The Will Steger Foundation joined school districts, charter schools, businesses, local government, higher education and nonprofits at the 3M Innovation Center last week in order to "convene, connect, and foster uncommon collaboratives” through the GreenSchoolsConnect initiative. Launched in 2012, GreenSchoolsConnect (GSC) is a national collaborative initiative powered by Earth Force to accelerate a systemic approach to sustainability in school districts. GSC builds off Earth Force’s proven leadership in networking community partners, training local schools, and providing curricular resources to run service-learning and action civics programs in their community.
Since first getting involved in the environmental movement in high school, I’ve focused a lot more on politics and organizing around environmental issues than on environmental science and research. As an Oberlin College first-year, I plan on studying environmental studies with a focus on policy. So when I had the opportunity to choose a Winter Term project (Oberlin’s version of the J-Term) for this January, I knew I wanted to mix things up and experience some of the environmental science I’d been missing out on.
The Will Steger Foundation is proud to launch our 2013-14 Intergenerational Mentorship Program in partnership with the REAMP Network. This innovative mentorship model values both participants as learners and teachers, and supports 21 pairs of young and veteran environmental leaders across the Midwest.
"Everything is Okay. Humanity, Working Together, Solved Climate Change."
That's what the newspaper should have read this April when Dr. James Hansen announced his retirement. It would be written about our greatest success story as a civilization, and the last paragraph would be a quiet "thank you" to Dr. Hansen for making it all possible. Yes, if James Hansen had HIS way, that's exactly it: his life's work fulfilled.
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