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A Year’s End Climate Reflection

Letter from the Executive Director This year wrapped up with our successful Window into Paris program and a historic global climate agreement at the COP21 summit. You can read daily updates, media coverage, and watch webcasts on our Window into Paris homepage. For a summary of what happened at the negotiations, join us on Wednesday December 16th from […]

COP21: The world’s best chance to tackle climate change

The upcoming Paris climate talks, known as COP21 or, more fully, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 21st Conference of the Parties, are widely recognized as the world’s last and best chance to effectively limit the threat of climate change. This Conference is a crucial event because it needs to result in […]

Thoughts from the Inside: White House Roundtable Discussion on Climate Literacy

It was quite an honor to be invited to a White House convening of top leaders from across the “federal family,” the nonprofit sector, universities, professional associations, media, and philanthropy to discuss ways we can collectively advance climate change education. Read more…

WSF Joins Invitation Only White House Kick-off on Climate Education and Literacy

WSF Executive Director Nicole Rom joined The White House OSTP for a Climate Education and Literacy Roundtable as part of the launch of a new Climate Education and Literacy Initiative to help connect American students with the best-available, science-based information about climate change. Read more…

The Will Steger Foundation supports the Clean Power Plan because…

The largest source of air pollution is from coal-fired power plants, which emit hazardous air pollutants, in addition to overloading our atmosphere with carbon pollution, which is driving climate change and affects our health, environment and economy. Learn about the Regional Week of Action (Nov 16-21) and take action…

Cutting Carbon

President Obama unveiled a new rule to confront climate change by cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the nation’s greatest source of the heat-trapping gas. Power generation accounts for about 40% of greenhouse gas emissions. The EPA’s new rule sets overall pollution reduction targets for states and gives them considerable flexibility on how to meet those […]

EPA Cuts Carbon Pollution

When two independent scientific studies confirmed the West Antarctic ice sheet has begun an irreversible melt, triggering sea level rise of potentially more than 10 feet over the coming centuries, Will Steger knew this was another major sign of climate change and a critical tipping point.

XL Dissent: Why I Chose to Get Arrested

At noon on Sunday, March 3, 2014 I used a plastic zip-tie to lock myself onto the fence in front of the White House and remained there for nearly six hours in protest of the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. Alongside me, 304 fellow young people did the same thing, while another 70 or […]