A core program of the Will Steger Foundation, YEA! MN supports a network of high school environmental clubs working together across the Twin Cities Metro to empower student leadership on climate change solutions, facilitate shared skills and strategies, and take coordinated action at home, at school, and in the wider community.
Contact Info: For questions, please contact Natalie Cook, YEA! MN Coordinator.
|Hennepin County provides funding and support to organizations to implement projects that empower residents to reduce waste, increase recycling, reduce toxicity, conserve energy and protect water quality.|
Youth CAN! a Success
Written by Natalie Cook, YEA! MN Program CoordinatorOn 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. Watch the video and read the recap....Written on Friday, 21 November 2014 17:33 Read 693 times Read more...
Youth CAN! Building Student Power; A New Perspective.
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…Written on Friday, 21 November 2014 17:20 Read 508 times Read more...
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…Written on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 18:19 Read 850 times Read more...
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…Written on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 18:10 Read 746 times Read more...
The People's Climate March - What does the movement need now?
Written by Savannah Duby, WSF Youth Climate CoordinatorOver 400,000 marching - more than three times the expected number! Some were actually finishing the march at the same time others were beginning. This extraordinary turnout might be attributed to the distributed organizing strategy, with 1574 participating organizations, or the inclusive and empowering messaging. I believe a key component…Written on Thursday, 02 October 2014 15:15 Read 1727 times Read more...