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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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WSF Joins Invitation Only White House Kick-off on Climate Education and Literacy

WSF Executive Director Nicole Rom joined The White House OSTP for a Climate Education and Literacy Roundtable as part of the launch of a new Climate Education and Literacy Initiative to help connect American students with the best-available, science-based information about climate change.

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Why We Do This Work

 

The Will Steger Foundation team shares why we do this work and invites you to join us!

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Youth CAN! a Success

On November 8th, 2014 YEA! MN hosted Youth CAN! a one day conference about the intersections of climate change, environmental justice, social justice, and what we can do about these issues facing us today.

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Dine for Climate

Spoonriver - January 8

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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  • YouthCAN! Educates and empowers student activists
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    YouthCAN! Educates and empowers student activists

    Eva Shellabarger, Staff Writer

    December 5, 2014


    “Adults are scared of educated youth,” stated Kim Wasserman, a community organizer from Chicago who was one of the keynote speakers at Youth Climate Action Now. The event’s name was appropriately shortened to Youth CAN!, as its goal was to bring together and empower teen activists from all over the state of Minnesota while focusing on climate issues. The day-long event was planned and executed by students from the Will Steger Foundation’s Youth Environmental Activists of MN (YEA! MN) program.

    Written on Friday, 19 December 2014 08:31 in Emerging Leaders Read 33 times Read more...
  • Clean Energy and Jobs Day at the Capitol!

    Minnesota Clean Energy and Jobs

    Save the Date!

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

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

    Learn more...

    Written on Thursday, 18 December 2014 23:06 in Climate News Read 41 times Read more...
  • WSF Youth Leader Joins #cleanenergymn Press Conference
    WSF Youth Leader Joins #cleanenergymn Press Conference

    Today, the Minnesota Clean Energy & Jobs campaign released its policy agenda for 2015. The Will Steger Foundation is proud to support these common sense policies that will build on Minnesota’s clean energy success. Increasing the state’s Renewable Energy Standard to 40 percent by 2030 and the energy savings plan for utilities from 1.5 to 2 percent will create good jobs, protect our state’s four seasons and environment, and they are the right thing to do. Learn more about the campaign and our 2015 policy agenda and www.cleanenergyjobs.mn and follow the campaign on Twitter @MNCleanEnergyJobs.

    Written on Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:47 in Local (Minnesota) Read 299 times Read more...
  • Embracing the Connection Between Climate Change and Social Justice
    Embracing the Connection Between Climate Change and Social Justice

    In the wake of the grand jury decisions regarding the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, and the rise of the #blacklivesmatter movement, the Will Steger Foundation joins the chorus of voices calling for systemic change, and a deeper understanding of the connections between racism, oppression, and the degradation of clean air, water and wild spaces.

    Written on Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:09 in Climate Justice Read 499 times Read more...
  • Antarctica: Changing Fast

    Antarctica 3D On The EdgeIn early December, the Will Steger Foundation co-hosted a screening of Antarctica: On the Edge at the St. Anthony Main Theatre, including a panel discussion after the screening with filmmakers Gary Smaby, Jon Bowermaster and our founder, Will Steger.

    Written on Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:43 in Climate News Read 184 times Read more...
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Monday, 13 October 2014 12:26

Youth CAN!

Mark your calendars for our new series- Dine for Climate- where we invite you to enjoy a sustainable dinner at a local restaurant, and a portion of the proceeds go to the Will Steger Foundation. When it comes to our food system, climate change solutions are close at hand!

Friday, 12 September 2014 23:46

History in the Making

History will be made next week in New York City with the People's Climate March on September 21st, which is building up to be the largest climate demonstration ever.  The march coincides with the 69th session of the U.N. General Assembly. These discussions will set the agenda for the COP 21 international climate discussions in Paris in 2016. We are proud to be sending a delegation of ten high school youth with our Emerging Leaders staff to participate in the march and show world leaders that people want action on climate now. Click here to sponsor a youth!

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 17:37

Climate Commitments Take Shape

Kudos to Minnesota-based General Mills for stepping up its commitments on climate change! The commitments make General Mills the first major food and beverage company to implement targets to cut emissions from across all of its operations and supply chains. General Mills Community Action is a supporter of our effective professional development offerings, including our annual Summer Institute. We thank General Mills for their leadership and support!
Friday, 11 July 2014 14:47

Risky Business

Our office is buzzing with interns and activity as we prepare for our annual Summer Institute for Climate Change and Energy Education, August 4-6. We’ve been sharing educator testimonials with you on our website in preparation for our Institute. Your gift today will be matched dollar for dollar, thanks to a generous grant from the Still Ain’t Satisfied Foundation!

Sunday, 15 June 2014 17:25

Cutting Carbon

President Obama unveiled a new rule to confront climate change by cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the nation's greatest source of the heat-trapping gas. Power generation accounts for about 40% of greenhouse gas emissions. The EPA’s new rule sets overall pollution reduction targets for states and gives them considerable flexibility on how to meet those goals. 

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 06:23

Climate change is here.

The National Climate Assessment Report came out last week and the main message is that climate change is happening now and is not a distant threat. 

Friday, 11 April 2014 16:51

Celebrate Earth Day!

It’s April and that means it’s time to celebrate Earth Day all month long! We have several wonderful opportunities for you to get involved.

Friday, 14 March 2014 00:00

March Forward!

In recent climate news: The Winter Olympics have ended, earning the medal for the warmest of the modern era, with an average temperature of nearly 49 degrees and a number of days around 60 degrees. On Monday March 10th, a group of 30 Senators stayed up all night delivering speeches to bring attention to the need for climate action. The next big Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report from the world’s leading climate scientists is on “Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability” and will be released at the end of the month.

Saturday, 08 February 2014 21:47

Polar Vortex Explained

Scientists say the deep freeze gripping the U.S. this winter does not indicate a halt in climate change trends, but is actually an example of climate change in action. The weather pattern driving the extreme cold into the U.S. — with a weaker polar vortex moving around the Arctic like a slowing spinning top, eventually falling over and blowing open the door to the Arctic freezer — fits with other recently observed jet stream configurations. 

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 12:27

Progress is Happening

The Will Steger Foundation is committed to addressing climate change for the long haul. We know climate change can be overwhelming and challenging to address. Those of us who are concerned about this issue know that progress happens at various scales and at different points in time. Sometimes our progress is incremental, such as an educator reaching a classroom with our climate and energy resources. Sometimes it is large, such as when the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission responded recently to Will Steger’s compelling testimony and powerful citizen input to vote unanimously to retire the state’s largest utilities coal-fired power plants.

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