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Dine for Climate: A delicious solution to climate change

Throughout our winter fundraising series, Dine for Climate, good food, good company and a good mission came together to unite a whole new community of Twin Cities conscientious eaters behind the climate change-solving potential of local and sustainable food.

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We Have Exciting News!

Join the Will Steger Foundation for a very special breakfast this year!

April 29 at the Red Stag Supper Club.

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Over 100 Minnesota Youth Lobby for a Clean Energy Future

On a nearly snowless early February day, over 100 high school youth from the Will Steger Foundation’s Youth Environmental Activists (YEA! MN) program participated in the Clean Energy & Jobs “Day on the Hill,” lobbying their state legislators and meeting with Governor Dayton to discuss how climate change will impact their future.

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Climate Ride 2015

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

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Climate Minnesota: Local Stories, Community Solutions

This April we will host two Climate Minnesota Convenings in Bemidji and Crookston that will connect communities through local science, stories, and solutions that encompass the broad range of climate impacts that Minnesotans are seeing now.

Bemidji: April 14 - Crookston: April 15

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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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Summer Institute 2015

Join us for our 10th Summer Institute for Climate Change Education as we celebrate 10 years of climate science and climate change education. Hear from renowned keynote speakers Will Steger, Frank Niepold and Ben Santer. June 15-17, 2015

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  • Dine for Climate: A delicious solution to climate change

    Dine for Climate RecapThroughout our winter fundraising series, Dine for Climate, good food, good company and a good mission came together to unite a whole new community of Twin Cities conscientious eaters behind the climate change-solving potential of local and sustainable food.

    Read more...

    Written on Monday, 30 March 2015 19:30 in Climate News Read 8 times Read more...
  • 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 64 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 205 times Read more...
  • David's Climate Story
    Written by David Evans

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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 65 times Read more...
  • Climate Change Adaptation Convenings
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    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 110 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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