The Will Steger Foundation Youth Climate Coordinator position directly support WSF’s Youth Program Director and the Emerging Leaders Program, and is responsible for fostering and supporting youth climate leadership across the Midwest, managing relationships with youth climate organizations across the region, and helping the Will Steger Foundation and its partners grow a strong, diverse, and […]
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…
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.
The Will Steger Foundation was granted funding in the spring of 2012 to kick-start an innovative mentorship program aimed at building transformational relationships between young climate leaders and veteran staff at environmental organizations across the Midwest. The program, which launched this fall provides an alternative model for mentorship; one in which knowledge flows in both […]
The Will Steger Foundation is proud to congratulate the following eight Midwest youth organizations for receiving competitive funding for climate solutions in partnership with the RE-AMP network. The Will Steger Foundation’s Emerging Leaders program is home to the Midwest Youth Caucus, a space where key youth climate leaders can network with one another and build cross-generational connections […]
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.
Letter from the Executive Director Arctic Oscillation Diagram It’s hard not to notice the lack of winter across most of the country, at least in the lower 48 states. Two weeks ago a January heat wave smashed records from North Dakota to California before spreading into the Northeast. At least 1,500 daily record high temperatures […]
One half of the boards with side events, and that is only the listings for the next few days! View down one of the many rows of booths. My view from the back of the main plenary session. The COP negotiations are not quite as I expected. I guess I envisioned a group of like […]
Abby Fenton, Youth Programs Director for the Will Steger Foundation gives the keynote address at Midwest Powershift 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. Watch the video…
Just in case our 5 years of swarming state capitals decked out in green hard hats, running campaigns calling for more jobs in clean energy, and vowing to only vote for candidates who support renewable energy companies hasn’t made it clear — youth really want more green jobs.