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Arctic ice loses its reflective sheen

Arctic ice is losing its reflective sheen. It’s common knowledge that each summer, more and more of the ice melts leaving the dark waters of the ocean uncovered, which accelerates climate change by reducing the amount of solar radiation reflected back into space. Now it turns out that the surviving sea ice is also becoming […]

Now Hiring! Youth Climate Coordinator

The Will Steger Foundation Youth Climate Coordinator position directly support WSF’s Youth Program Director and the Emerging Leaders Program, and is responsible for fostering and supporting youth climate leadership across the Midwest, managing relationships with youth climate organizations across the region, and helping the Will Steger Foundation and its partners grow a strong, diverse, and […]

Clean Energy, Climate, and Health: Reflections on the Clearwater Public Forum

It is a fundamental truth that clean energy and human wellbeing go hand in hand – for climate and health activists alike. With the passage of the 2007 Next Generation Act and this spring’s Clean Energy and Jobs legislation, Minnesota has started down the clean energy path that cuts carbon pollution and reduces threats to […]

President Obama Announces a Climate Plan

The president is gearing up for a big speech in which he’ll unveil his second-term climate plan. The plan, which will be announced Tuesday, not only discusses how the nation will reduce carbon emissions, but also help prepare the U.S. for the near-term impacts of climate change.

We Did It!

I’ll start with the good news: Both the Minnesota House and Senate passed our Clean Energy and Jobs legislation last week. The legislation includes a first-ever solar standard and a strengthened renewable energy standard for investor-owned utilities, as well as important efficiency and local power production policies.

100 High School Students March through Sleet and Snow: We are Unstoppable, a Better Future is Possible

The Will Steger Foundation was proud to support the Youth March on Climate Action Now!, planned and orchestrated by student Steering Committee members of Youth Environmental Activists on Minnesota (YEA! MN), a program of the Will Steger Foundation.

Hundreds Joined the Clean Energy and Jobs Day of Action!

Hundreds rallied at the Minnesota state capitol on Earth Day to answer Governor Dayton’s call to build a sustainable energy future for our state in support of clean energy and good jobs! Watch the video…

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 Action Gains Momentum

Letter from the Executive Director Governor Mark Dayton receives thousands of postcards urging his climate and clean energy leadership. In his inaugural address, President Obama pledged to respond to climate change “knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.” Then, in his State of the Union address, he outlined […]