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 […]
Over 125 young people turned out for the Youth Environmental Lobby Day at the MN State Capitol, hosted by the Will Steger Foundation and the MN Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG), calling for a stronger state Renewable Energy Standard to provide all Minnesotans with at least 50% of their electricity from renewable energy by 2030, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
Across the Midwest and the nation, youth organizers are not only getting out the youth vote, they are connecting the dots between the fossil fuels industry and elections and building an informed, committed, and passionate youth base. Midwest Spotlight Youth orgs across the Midwest are actively engaging their generation in the Presidential debates, elections and […]
Green jobs activist, Van Jones, joined the Will Steger Foundation, MPIRG, MN Environmental Partnership and 200 Minnesota youth for a rally at the State Capitol in support of the Clean Cars Bill. March 2009.
Join YEA! MN and MPIRG as we team up for a youth lobby day at the MN State Capitol in support of solar energy and the Recycling Refund Act. Click here for info and registration