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Bishop, Polar Explorer, Scientist address Climate Change

Letter from the Executive Director Volunteers and WSF staff greet guests at the Chasing Ice reception. Copyright 2012 John Ratzloff. When the New Ulm journal published the headline: Polar explorer, scientist, bishop to address climate change, we knew we were pulling together a diversity of voices for climate action. Our efforts to bring strong voices […]

The Destructive Power of a Warming Planet

In his acceptance last night, President Obama clearly stated: “We want our children to live in an America…that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet.” With those words and another election behind us, we have the opportunity to not just message the reality and urgency of climate change, but to move forward […]

Clean air: is it the new civil rights struggle?

That is what various student groups and organizations gathered to discuss on the last day of Black History Month. The Will Steger Foundation sponsored Clean Air: the New Civil Rights Struggle at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities last week with a diverse coalition of partners, including Sierra Club, Black Motivated Women, Black Student Union, […]

Thank you Senator Klobuchar!

Last week, Senator Klobuchar voted against a proposal from Kentucky Senator Rand Paul that would have increased pollution and threatened public health. Siri Simons, Campus Beyond Coal Co-Chair, and I stopped by Sentator Klobuchar’s Minneapolis office on Tuesday to show our generation’s appreciation for her commitment to protecting human health and the environment. We hand […]

Youth Take Action for the Climate

Letter from the Executive Director The Will Steger Foundation blog has a number of great articles by our youth leaders this month. From Midwest Powershift in Cleveland, Ohio to youth led meetings with legislative staff, to preparing to participate in the upcoming United Nations climate conference in Durban, South Africa, a generation is getting to […]

EPA’s Climate Rule is Delayed, More of a Dangerous Trend

Image via: © 2006 Bruno & Lígia Rodrigues. 2006 On Thursday, the EPA announced another delay that is part of a dangerous trend. Just weeks after Obama chose to delay critical air quality standards for smog, his administration announced a delay for New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), which will help curb greenhouse gas emissions. “Greenhouse […]

Campaigns Partnerships

Current Campaigns: U.S. Climate Action Network USCAN was created in 1989 by groups working on global warming in response to the need for a forum for joint strategy development and advocacy to affect change in a coordinated way at the state and local level as well as at the United Nations and in Washington, DC. […]