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.|
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 566 times Read more...
The People's Climate March - A Movement Beginning to See Itself
Written by Savannah Duby, WSF Youth Climate CoordinatorRumblings of the People's Climate March sifted through my inbox, my Facebook news feed, and casual conversations for months leading up to the day of the event. The invitation was to call for strong action on climate from international leaders at Secretary General Ban Ki Moon's UN Climate Summit. I…Written on Thursday, 02 October 2014 14:56 Read 704 times Read more...
From the Minneapple to the Big Apple: A Teen’s Perspective on the People’s Climate March
Hi, my name is Lucy West and I'm a senior at St. Paul Central High School in Minnesota. I am also a co-president of my school's environmental club, Roots & Shoots. I went to the People's Climate March with a group of high schoolers from around the Twin Cities as…Written on Monday, 22 September 2014 14:19 Read 1502 times Read more...
Youth Contingent at the People’s Climate March takes up 10 City Blocks!
Written by Abby Fenton, Youth Programs DirectorJust 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…Written on Monday, 22 September 2014 12:56 Read 1433 times Read more...
YEA! MN Students Ride the Bus to the People’s Climate March
Written by Natalie Cook, YEA! MN Program CoordinatorThe new school year is just under way and YEA! MN is already hard at work. We kicked off the fall season with the YEA! MN Student Action Training to shake of the summer dust and get students geared up as critical leaders in their school communities. Eleven students from 7…Written on Thursday, 18 September 2014 03:46 Read 1227 times Read more...