The Explore Fund Empowers Future Explorers by Removing Barriers to Getting Outside
Today, we’re excited to announce that Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy has been chosen as a 2018 The North Face Explore Fund grant recipient!
With the support of The North Face, Climate Generation will launch the pilot of the Master Climate Stewards program (MCS) in 2019. MCS is a six-week course to empower local leaders to build confidence as champions for climate change solutions with a mix of online and in person classes, outdoor exploration, and field work. The course culminates with a capstone project that protects the people and places affected by climate change.
Climate Generation is one of only 40 grantees this year across a diverse range of organizations helping to remove barriers to get people outside.
“At The North Face, we envision a world where curiosity and adventure know no limits — and we believe that those adventures bring us closer together,” said Tom Herbst, Vice President of Global Marketing at The North Face. “Our Explore Fund platform helps us bring exploration to life in the world, in real, measurable and meaningful ways. We know that exploration has a positive impact on people and society and so we’re working to remove barriers to it across the globe.”
For more than 50 years, The North Face has been encouraging exploration – from our nation’s monuments to the local parks and trails close to our backyards. Knowing that exploration can be a force for good, they created the Explore Fund in 2010 to build a movement of outdoor exploration and empower future explorers. Since then, they have granted $3 million to more than 500 nonprofits, helping people of all backgrounds and all experiences to explore the outdoors.
Stay tuned for more information on our Master Climate Stewards program in the coming months!