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High School Students Thank Governor Dayton and Senator Marty for Bold Support for Clean Energy Future

The Will Steger Foundation’s YEA! MN program played a significant role at the Minnesota State Capitol on Earth Day this year as part of the Clean Energy and Jobs Campaign Day of Action. YEA! MN student leaders turned out 100 high school students in the rain and for the Young People’s March for Climate Action […]

We Are Youth. Protect Our Future!

I’m Katie Mercer-Taylor. I’m a student at Roseville Area High School and Co-chair of the Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota. I’m very proud to see so many members of our strong and growing youth environmental movement here today. We come from many different communities and backgrounds, but we stand united today because our generation’s future […]

Youth Deliver a Powerful Message at the Minnesota Environmental Congress

Over 200 Minnesotans attended the Minnesota Environmental Congress on March 15th in Bloomington, MN, including high school and college youth from across the state. The one day conference provided an opportunity for representatives from environmental organizations, chambers of commerce, scientists, representatives from all levels of government, tribal leaders, as well as leaders from the business, student, […]

Youth Lobby for Clean Energy

Will Steger Foundation’s Youth Environmental Activists Minnesota program (YEA! MN), along with Minnesota Youth Environmental Network (MNYEN), and the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) planned a Clean Energy Lobby Day for youth to learn about and advocate for climate solutions and clean energy on a local level.

Climate Change Education Funding in Jeopardy

We were very disappointed to learn today from Patrick Fitzgerald at NWF, that Congressman Chip Cravaack of Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District, has offered an amendment to eliminate funding to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Climate Change Education Program.  This will affect great science-based climate change education projects here in Minnesota that includes the Como Zoo […]

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’s 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 […]