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.|
YEA! MN for democratic action!
The 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…Written on Thursday, 22 January 2015 20:26 Read 181 times Read more...
WSF Youth Leader Joins #cleanenergymn Press Conference
Written by Will Steger FoundationToday, 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…Written on Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:47 Read 1144 times Read more...
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 1576 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 1286 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 1537 times Read more...