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Learning from the Genius of Youth: Reflections on 11 Years at Climate Generation

I first met Will Steger in 2006 over a cup of coffee in South Minneapolis. I had just finished up a five year stint working as a winter instructor at Voyageur Outward Bound in Ely, Minnesota, where we learned all about the historic expeditions that Will led to the North and South Poles, along with […]

Two Bettys Initiates Innovative Partnership

One morning at the end of January, we received an email from a new contact – Anna Tsantir, owner of Two Bettys Green Cleaning Co. She wrote, “In light of recent political insanity, I have decided to dedicate my company’s mission toward action and the environment,” and requested a meeting to discuss our shared priorities. […]

Photo Blog: The YEA! MN Year-End Retreat

YEA! MN ended the school year with an adventure in Rice Lake State Park to celebrate our year’s work. Students reflected on the year’s highlights, helping shape an even stronger program for next year. Here are some photo highlights: We paddled to our canoe-in campsite, singing sea shanties by great sailors such as Keshia. Chef […]

The Superpowers YEA! MN Taught Me

I am feeling full. I’ve spent my last five months working alongside high schoolers, and we have done deep work. Along the way, they reminded me of the things that make youth leadership so special. I want to honor these young people’s year of work together by seeing some of their superpowers. Roll deep. When […]

Using Lessons from an Internship to Preserve My Second Home

I have been going up to the Boundary Waters every summer since I was nine or ten years old. It started out as a week-long family vacation every year over the 4th of July, and later became a two-week long canoe trip every summer with YMCA Camp Menogyn. My family also has a cabin about […]

Climate Generation project recognized at Adaptation Awards Ceremony

On Monday May 8, Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy received an award from the Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership (MCAP) for our two-year public engagement project, Climate Minnesota: Local Stories, Community Solutions. MCAP Awards Committee Co-chair and University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley presented the award to Climate Generation staff at an evening Awards Ceremony, […]

Midwest Energy News Opens Applications for 2016 40 Under 40 Awards

For the second year in a row, Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy is a promotional partner for Midwest Energy News’ 40 Under 40 Award Program. We encourage you to apply or nominate someone you know who is deserving of recognition as an emerging leader in the Midwest’s transition to clean energy. I was proud […]

Take Earth Week Action

For 46 years, Earth Day has inspired millions of people to take action on environmental issues. This year, it’s coinciding with Climate Education Week and the signing of the historic Paris Climate Agreement, making Earth Week 2016 an incredible platform for climate action. We’re harnessing the energy and spirit of this occasion by co-hosting events, […]