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.|
Dirty Air Affects All of Us
I’ve always pictured extreme air pollution as something that only happens in China, where coal power plants, manufacturing, and insane car traffic create suffocating smog. Not until I was diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma in 2013 did I consider the role of air pollution and air quality in my personal…Written on Monday, 23 February 2015 17:18 Read 187 times Read more...
Students meet with Senators Clausen and Carlson
Lobby Day this year at the capitol was an all around amazing experience. I came on the bus from my school, the School of Environmental Studies (SES), with some other high school classes. When we got to our meeting location near the capitol we were met with many amazing adults…Written on Monday, 09 February 2015 16:58 Read 259 times Read more...
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 705 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 1508 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 1897 times Read more...