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Clean Energy and Jobs Day at the Capitol!

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Join the Clean Energy and Jobs Campaign for our Day at the Capitol!

February 2nd, 2015 9:30am-4:30pm

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2013-2014 Annual Report now available!

The Will Steger Foundation had another unbelievable year thanks to your support! We invite you to share in our accomplishments in this year's annual report.

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Bring your family and friends to enjoy a delicious, sustainable dinner and a portion of the proceeds go to the Will Steger Foundation.

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  • YEA! MN for democratic action!

    ydsThe Youth Democracy Summit on January 17th was an extremely powerful and motivating experience. It was inspiring to see such a multitude of strong, smart, and driven young organizers all in one place. Going to the small-group panel on sustainable transportation in the 21st century was interesting to me because I was able to gain a perspective on the transportation issues that are present in greater Minnesota. Growing up in Minneapolis, I have always had many different transportation options available to me. I have the luxury of great bike lanes and bus routes that can efficiently get me anywhere in the city. People living in places like Mankato or Duluth don’t have those options, which then becomes an equity issue. I wasn’t aware of these things until we discussed them in a group with people living all around the state.

    Written on Thursday, 22 January 2015 20:26 in Local (Minnesota) Read 121 times Read more...
  • Climate Ride 2015

    Climate Ride

    Registration is now open. Choose the Will Steger Foundation to be the beneficiary for your ride!

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    Written on Monday, 19 January 2015 17:23 in Climate News Read 72 times Read more...
  • 2015 Youth Democracy Summit

    2015 Youth Democracy Summit

    Our YEA! MN Program is proud to partner with MPIRG and the Sierra Club to host the 2015 Youth Democracy Summit on January 17th at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota

    Read more and register here.

    Written on Monday, 12 January 2015 17:38 in Local (Minnesota) Read 495 times Read more...
  • Big Plans for 2015!

    Annual ReportAs we reflect on 2014, the hottest year on record globally, we also saw some positive climate change solutions advanced. In June, the Obama administration took its biggest step yet to address climate change by introducing regulations to limit greenhouse gases from existing power plants. And the U. S. climate movement grew in grassroots might as hundreds of thousands of people, including hundreds of Minnesotans and many of our youth, filled the streets of New York City in September demanding that world leaders act on climate.

    Written on Sunday, 11 January 2015 16:50 in eNewsletter Read 571 times Read more...
  • Young Naturalists; Nature on the Move
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    Young Naturalists; Nature on the Move

    Wild places and creatures will need our help to keep up with climate change.
    by Keith Goetzman

    The earth is always changing. Where oceans once flowed over the land long ago, prairies now grow. Where volcanoes rose up, snowy mountain peaks loom. Earth's climate has often changed too. Climate is the range of temperatures and other weather conditions that are most common in a place over many years. Minnesota's climate has four seasons—winter, spring, summer, and fall—each with a normal range of temperatures. with educators who care about quality teaching and who want to bring climate change and energy concepts to their educational setting.

    Written on Friday, 09 January 2015 12:26 in Education Read 84 times Read more...
Will Steger Foundation - Home

We are pleased to know we have the support of the White House as we work towards our vision of a climate literate society with a foundation of climate science knowledge, the comfort and confidence to communicate this knowledge, and the skills, attitudes and motivations to work towards climate change solutions. The following is reposted from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Published in Climate Lessons

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The largest source of air pollution is from coal-fired power plants, which emit hazardous air pollutants, in addition to overloading our atmosphere with carbon pollution, which is driving climate change and affects our health, environment and economy.

Learn about the Regional Week of Action (Nov 16-21) and take action...

Published in Youth Action
Friday, 15 November 2013 11:41

High School Student Perspectives of COP 19

For the 5th year in a row the School of Environmental Studies is bringing a group of high school students to the United Nations International Climate Change Conference. This year it is being held in Warsaw, Poland November 11th-22nd. The COP, or Conference of the Parties, will bring together representatives from more than 190 countries as well as members of civil society from around the world to address climate change.  

Published in Climate Lessons
Thursday, 18 July 2013 11:07

Carbon Affects My Health and Future

Until recent years, the detrimental effects of coal and its heavy carbon dioxide emissions had been ignored due to the nation’s immense coal reserves, as well as its dependence on coal for energy. However, President Obama has now publicly declared a war on coal, striving to make America the chief natural gas producer in order to manage climate change, as well as to abate carbon emissions.

Published in Climate News

We were very disappointed to learn today from Patrick Fitzgerald at NWF, that Congressman Chip Cravaack of Minnesota's 8th Congressional District, has offered an amendment to eliminate funding to the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Climate Change Education Program.  This will affect great science-based climate change education projects here in Minnesota that includes the Como Zoo & Conservatory and SERC at Carleton College, an important partner in the Climate Literacy Network.  In the Great Lakes Region NSF has been funding a Great Lakes Network, focused on bringing together educators, scientists and others focused on climate change education to encourage collaboration and decrease duplication of efforts.  Funding from the National Science Foundation for climate change education is integral to the work we do: developing science based climate change education resources and programs and maintaining a nationwide network dedicated specifically to climate change education.

Published in Climate Lessons
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