YEA! MN and MPIRG Team Up

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YEA!MN is teaming up with MPIRG to plan a youth-centered lobby day at the Capitol Building in St. Paul! Our lobbying will focus on promoting the Recycling Refund Act which incentivizes and encourages Minnesotans to recycle and reduce litter, and on a bill that would commit Minnesota to a new solar standard of 10% solar energy by the year 2030.

Teachers/chaperones and students grades 6-12 are invited to join us as we participate in and learn about an important aspect of our political process. Participants will have the opportunity to be trained on lobbying and on the particular issues they are interested in lobbying for, meet other youth activists who are working toward a more environmentally sustainable Minnesota, and lobby in the capitol building in front of a legislator.

Event details:

  • What: MPIRG/YEA!MN Lobby Day
  • When: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Where: The Minnesota Capitol Building, 5 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Saint Paul, MN 55155 (the specific room in which we will first meet TBD)
  • Cost: Free

*Free lunch will be provided*

Young people must act to engage our government! We need to challenge our legislators to protect the Minnesota we love and to work toward a sustainable future! Our time is now!

Registration required for teachers, chaperones and students:

Questions? Contact: Joe Kruse, YEA!MN Coordinator, Will Steger Foundation 608-386-0509, joe@willstergerfoundation.org

A program of the Will Steger Foundation, Youth Environmental Activists Minnesota (YEA! MN) connects Twin Cities metro youth to facilitate shared skills and strategies and to take coordinated action towards environmental sustainability. YEA! MN is a youth-driven network of high school environmental clubs including 20+ public, private and charter high schools from a cross-section of urban and suburban districts.

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