Letter from the Executive Director The snow seems to have followed me from the mountain west, supporting my transition back to Minnesota and Climate Generation. My journey was not without reminders that climate change does indeed affect the people, places, and sports that I love, from an initial limited snowpack in Utah and Colorado to […]
On March 21, our founder Will Steger sets off on his longest solo expedition yet—a 1,000-mile, 70-day journey through the Barren Lands in the Canadian Arctic. The region is a wintry tundra, known for its intense winds and treacherous melting river ice in the transitional spring months. Beginning in the Chipewyan Indian village, Black Lake, […]
Letter from the Executive Director This month marks a difficult turning point as we say goodbye to a friend and colleague of 11 years – Abby Fenton, Youth Programs Director. As a founding staff member, Abby began as Education Coordinator for the 2007 Global Warming 101 Expedition to Baffin Island. Will and I asked her […]
This evening is truly a special one for me. Thanks to the Governor for his leadership and personal, loyal friendship. I also want to thank him for his climate and clean energy leadership. We have the start of a billion dollar clean energy economy, thanks to the solar energy standard he passed that has helped […]
Our Founder, Will Steger, takes an an annual expedition in the North Country to test his physical fitness and monitor changes in the climate. This year, he will depart from Ely on March 7; the same day he left for the North Pole in 1986! When Will Steger left for the North Pole, he departed […]
It is Day 41 of the expedition and we have arrived at our northern most destination Lands Lokk, which is Otto Sverdrup’s furthest north which he obtained on May 6, 1902, so just a few days before we arrived.
Axel, male, named after Axel Heiberg Island, 4 years old. Elle, female, named after Ellesmere Island, 4 years old. Napu, male, named after a the lashing prong on an Inuit komatik dog sled, 7 years old. Larry, male, named after another dog named Larry, 4 years old. Larry, Elle (pronounced el-ee), and Axel are all from the same litter.
North Pole Expedition Team on Climate Change Impacts in the Arctic Watch the video!
Will Steger Foundation, Canadian Consulate and Minnesota Historical Society Hosts Team Reunion Events in May Polar Time Capsule to be Unveiled Twenty five years ago this May, a team including team members from Canada, New Zealand and Minnesotans Will Steger, Paul Schurke and Ann Bancroft, reached the North Pole after enduring 56 days and a […]
This post was written originally for Canadian Geographic magazine’s blog Copenhagen– A giant orb glows in a major city square, while in another part of Copenhagen, new steel cages await unruly protestors. Denmark’s capital is prepped for the Monday’s kickoff to 12 days of United Nations climate negotiations. On Sunday, I sat down with Amber […]