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Local view: Hottest year means Minnesota should act now

Will Steger recently published an op-ed in the Duluth News Tribune about 2014 being the hottest year on record and the need for climate action now.

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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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Thoughts from the Inside: White House Roundtable Discussion on Climate Literacy

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    Will Steger recently published an op-ed in the Duluth News Tribune about 2014 being the hottest year on record and the need for climate action now.

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Thursday, 22 January 2015 20:26

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.

Published in Local (Minnesota)

On November 8th, 2014, 120 youth gathered at El Colegio High School in South Minneapolis to discuss pressing issues of climate justice and community organizing. With workshops on diverse topics such as Intersectionality, Climate Change, and Aquaponics, this event helped me understand the problems as well as the resources within our community. Overall, YouthCAN! was a great place to learn about climate justice and meet others engaging in community action around this subject.

Published in Local (Minnesota)
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 18:19

Youth CAN! From Idea to Reality

Back in June, the YEA!MN steering committee and I took our year-end retreat to the Lake Country Land School in Wisconsin.  We came up with lots of big plans for our projects during the 2014-2015 school year, one of which was the Youth Climate Action Now! (Youth CAN!) conference.  At the time, it was hard to picture what the event would look like and how we would go about making it happen.  But many hours of hard work by the planning committee payed off, culminating in an empowering conference on November 8th that exceeded all of our expectations.

Published in Local (Minnesota)
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 18:10

Youth CAN! and Youth Did!

I remember a hot, sticky day in mid-July in Washington DC sitting on my friend’s roof on a conference call with all my friends and committee members back in Minnesota, straining to hear what they were all saying. I couldn’t really hear what was happening but I could hear passion through the phone lines, people were getting ideas, and getting excited. We were brainstorming ideas for an event that would later develop into Youth CAN! (Youth Climate Action Now). This event took place November 8th at El Colegio High School. We had students from all over the Twin Cities metro-area, Wisconsin, and even Northfield and Worthington.

Published in Local (Minnesota)

Just in case you hadn’t heard! Over 400,000 people joined the People’s Climate March, including 50,000 students and young people! The student contingent took over 10 city blocks: http://on.fb.me/1ym7DEK 

The Will Steger Foundation was proud to send 10 high school students through our YEA! MN program on a 22 hours bus ride, joining over 400 other Minnesotans to be part of history in NYC.

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