I attended COP21 in December of 2015. This was a monumental time in the history of our planet, where 195 nations drafted an agreement to reduce carbon emissions and to keep global warming below 2 degrees. At first, I was shocked to see how far behind the rest of the world the U.S. was in […]
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 […]
Just in case you hadn’t heard! Over 400,000 people joined the People’s Climate March, including 50,000 students and young people! The student contingent took over 10 city blocks: http://on.fb.me/1ym7DEK The Will Steger Foundation was proud to send 10 high school students through our YEA! MN program on a 22 hours bus ride, joining over 400 other […]
Thursday afternoon April 3rd, 300 protesters from across the Great Lakes region from multiple generations, marched with high spirits through the final fits of winter, to a contested case hearing, holding Enbridge on trial to re-examine the need to expand tar sands infrastructure, specifically Line 67, the Alberta Clipper, which would transport 800,000 barrels of […]
Three-hundred ninety-eight students were arrested in front of the White House this Saturday, March 2nd, after locking themselves to the fence in protest of the KXL Pipeline. XL Dissent was entirely self-organized by students on campuses across the country, including Minnesota, Michigan and other Midwest states, and drew heavily from Campus divestment coalitions.