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 […]
In the wake of Xcel Energy’s recent announcement that it will be retiring its Sherco 1 and 2 coal-fired power units by 2026 and slashing its carbon emissions 60 percent by 2030, I feel that the conversation around climate change and clean energy in Minnesota has shifted in an important way (“Xcel aims to speed […]
In early December, the Will Steger Foundation co-hosted a screening of Antarctica: On the Edge at the St. Anthony Main Theatre, including a panel discussion after the screening with filmmakers Gary Smaby, Jon Bowermaster and our founder, Will Steger.
Letter from the Executive Director Volunteers and WSF staff greet guests at the Chasing Ice reception. Copyright 2012 John Ratzloff. When the New Ulm journal published the headline: Polar explorer, scientist, bishop to address climate change, we knew we were pulling together a diversity of voices for climate action. Our efforts to bring strong voices […]
Will and I arrived in Juneau, AK last night. We’re gearing up for four days of media outreach and public presentations to garner public support for climate action. Senator Lisa Murkowski is an important Senator whose vote this spring could help move climate and clean energy legislation forward in 2010. The last time Will was […]