Blog

Youth Take a Strong Lead in Rally/Hearing on Alberta Clipper Tar Sands Pipeline

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 […]

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.

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…

Join us at the Minnesota State Capitol on Earth Day!

In Congress, signs of progress on a few small-scale energy bills are evident, but action at the state level is more robust. Thanks to 29 states with renewable energy standards and more than 20 states with clean energy trust funds, we have doubled the renewable energy capacity in the U.S.

Youth Deliver a Powerful Message at the Minnesota Environmental Congress

Over 200 Minnesotans attended the Minnesota Environmental Congress on March 15th in Bloomington, MN, including high school and college youth from across the state. The one day conference provided an opportunity for representatives from environmental organizations, chambers of commerce, scientists, representatives from all levels of government, tribal leaders, as well as leaders from the business, student, […]

Clean Energy and Jobs for Minnesota

One of our youth climate leaders, Cole Norgaarden, recently addressed a crowd of over 30 advocates working on advancing Minnesota’s clean energy leadership. I was struck by his confidence and articulate comments, especially since they epitomize why our work is so urgent and important. He told the crowd “apologies cannot cut carbon…so let’s prevent the […]

Minnesota Youth Take Action

The Will Steger foundation was proud to partner with the Minnesota Youth Environmental Network, and our Youth Environmental Activists (YEA! MN) program for the Next Generation Environmental Congress event held at the University of Minnesota on February 24th. The event showcased the vibrant statewide network of Minnesota youth climate leaders rising to address the most pressing issue of our time […]

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 […]

New Year, New Energy

Letter from the Executive Director 2012 was a year for the record books.  It was the hottest year on record in the U.S, the Arctic sea ice shrunk to a record low, Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are now losing three times as much ice each year as they did in the 1990s, and global […]