The river rushed swiftly over the rocks in its usual fashion. The blue sky reflected off the surface of the water, while tree branches cast shadows along the river’s edges. The scene was picturesque – a perfect early fall day on the river. There was only one catch, no salmon. Every year, my students and […]
February 28, 2016 I joined a group of current and retired dedicated teachers last week to learn how educators can get involved in advocating to divest the Minnesota State Board of Investment funds from fossil fuels. The meeting was inspired by our delegation of COP21 education ambassadors, who returned from Paris with a fire “to […]
Actions are a part what makes the COP experience so unique. These actions are sanctioned opportunities for interest groups to express their stance and particular stake in the climate issue. Actions can be active, like singing or chanting, or passive, in the form of art or other installations. The following are actions we’ve witnessed during […]
On April 22nd 2015, Central High School’s environmental club, Roots and Shoots, hosted our annual Earth Day Extravaganza. Seven different speakers came to speak to a few hundred students about recycling, sustainability, and everything environmental. The event last year was put on by our 2013-2014 presidents, but for the 2014-2015 year we had a new […]
Dust filled the air of the driveway at the Steger Wilderness Center as the three vans from YEA! MN drove home from their weekend retreat. Fifteen students had arrived Friday evening ready to disconnect from the city life and connect with their fellow group members to review their year of work and discuss their next […]
The fifth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was released today and strongly reaffirms that humans are driving climate change. The report shows that our climate is changing, from the poles to the equator.
The Will Steger Foundation was proud to support Minnesota’s Green Ribbon Schools selection process and would like to congratulate this year’s U.S. Deparment of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools program finalists!