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Working Together Gets Results

Letter from the Executive Director We had a wonderful donor appreciation event earlier this month. Over 50 friends and supporters joined us for a sustainable breakfast and presentation from WSF staff on our programs and recent accomplishments. Thank you again to those who joined us for this new annual event! If you pay attention to […]

Let’s Use the Sun!

Letter from the Executive Director Last month we ramped up our education and youth outreach across the state. Will visited Hawley and Detroit Lakes where he spoke to over 1,000 people about the impacts and solutions to climate change here in Minnesota. Students at Hawley Elementary and High School visited with Will and shared what […]

What happened to winter?

Letter from the Executive Director Arctic Oscillation Diagram It’s hard not to notice the lack of winter across most of the country, at least in the lower 48 states. Two weeks ago a January heat wave smashed records from North Dakota to California before spreading into the Northeast. At least 1,500 daily record high temperatures […]

Celebrating another great year!

Letter from the Executive Director With the end of 2011 approaching, it’s a natural time to express our gratitude, to reflect on this past year’s achievements, and lay the groundwork for the year ahead. Our 2010-2011 Annual Report is complete, and with eight-more pages than last year, thanks to more supporters and an incredible list […]

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 […]

A Warming Arctic, Youth Speak Up and more

Letter from the Executive Director This month we are turning our attention to the Arctic, which seems fitting given the recent scientific reports that are being released about the summer sea ice conditions and the important discussions that are unfolding regarding mineral rights, infrastructure, political power of indigenous peoples, and waterway access. It should be […]

Summer Success!

Letter from the Executive Director We are riding the remaining energy from a multitude of incredible events last week, which included a Clean Air and Human Health Discussion in Edina; two-day Summer Institute for Climate Change Education; and our public forum, Sense of Place in a Changing Climate. Over 40 Edina residents joined Will Steger […]

Summer Heats Up!

Letter from the Executive Director As the Minnesota Legislature and Governor Dayton continue negotiating a state budget compromise, Minnesota’s nonprofits face financial difficulties from the resulting shutdown. Like many across the state, the government shutdown affects us too. Our Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund project, which supports our Education Program and upcoming Summer Institute, […]

Education Edition: Summer Learning Opportunities!

Letter from the Executive Director Libby Fones, Education Intern Christy Newell, Policy Intern As many of you begin your summer vacation, the Will Steger Foundation is preparing for a summer of learning opportunities. Be sure to mark your calendar for some great events! June marks the first day of summer and we are definitely feeling […]