Author: Policy

Collaboration with Youth

Youth have a lot at stake when it comes to how current policies will impact them now and in the future. They are also an important constituency. According to data projections from the Minnesota State Demographic Center, youth will make up 22% of eligible voters in the 2012 elections. The Will Steger Foundation has been engaging young people in […]

Collaboration with Attorneys

The Will Steger Foundation partnered with Minnesota‚Äôs legal community by having over 40 attorneys sign-on to a letter to Senator Klobuchar urging her to reject any legislation that could undermine the powerful environmental and public health protections within the Clean Air Act. (Letter to Senator Klobuchar PDF 57KB) Republican U.S. senator, David Durenberger authored Don’t […]

Accomplishments

The drumbeat of actions organized by our Clean Air Act defense efforts across Minnesota ensured that Senator Franken and Senator Klobuchar were champions for clean air protections. Senator Klobuchar addressed clean air as one of her top priorities during a February speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate. In the speech, Senator Klobuchar championed the bipartisan […]

Citizens Support Clean Air

Polling shows that there is broad public support for the Clean Air Act and EPA nationwide. The League of Conservation Voters released polling by the Republican firm Public Opinion Strategies demonstrating very strong support for EPA work to reduce greenhouse gasses. They found that 71 percent of Americans polled support requiring reductions in carbon emissions, including a […]

Clean Air Policies

The Clean Air Act is literally a lifesaver and one of the most successful environmental laws anywhere in the world. For over forty years, the Clean Air Act has given the Environmental Protection Agency the right to protect public health and regulate air pollution. Clean Air Act Benefits With the largest scientific staff other than […]

Clean Air Impacts

Air quality plays a major role in the health and wellbeing of humans and the climate. Air pollution creates sick people and big medical expenses. Exposure to air pollution is associated with numerous effects on human health, including pulmonary, cardiac, vascular, and neurological impairments. Pollutants can cause impaired lung function, shortness of breath, wheezing, asthma […]

Community Events

Will Steger and Martin Loken at the 2011 Changing Arctic Symposium. We feature prominent climate scientists, leaders and authors to raise public awareness about the issue at public forums. Past public forums have included: 40,000 People Join Historic Climate Rally in D.C.: A massive group of climate activists gathered on the National Mall on to urge […]

Collaboration with Businesses and Government

We have worked with government agencies at the state, federal and international level and the business community on public outreach initiatives. Businesses: We worked with SUPERVALU in 2008-2009 by partnering with their Government Affairs and Environmental Stewardship initiatives through their ValuEarth campaign & Climate Change Panel discussion Engaged Montana and Minnesota business leader support for a […]

Climate Change Public Forums

Will Steger and Martin Loken at the 2011 Changing Arctic Symposium. We feature prominent climate scientists, leaders and authors to raise public awareness about the issue at public forums. Past public forums have included: The Changing Arctic: International Cooperation and Development. Over 80 people joined the Will Steger Foundation and partners for a thought-provoking conversation […]

Eyewitness to Global Warming Forums

Will Steger in Anchorage, AK during the 2010 Eyewitness Tour. In partnership with nonprofits, congregations, and universities, Climate Generation co-hosted Eyewitness community forums on climate change solutions. The forums sparked public and political action. Will Steger provided vivid accounts from his observations of climate change in the Arctic and Antarctic regions. We took his Eyewitness […]