We have long understood that tackling an issue such as climate change requires the whole community. Whether we’re talking about a local community, a national community or a global community, addressing an issue of this magnitude necessitates collaboration among a wide range of diverse individuals, businesses and organizations. Climate action is a community endeavor. In […]
Letter from the Executive Director The Minnesota state climate office recently reported that MN had a wonderful summer, thanks to a limited number of hot days, lower humidity and cooler temps. Meanwhile, however, the west saw a deluge of wild land fires, drought, and some of the hottest temperatures on record, especially in the month […]
By Marie Flanagan, 12/10/14 Local legend, Will Steger, is known for his multiple ambitious polar expeditions, but Steger is more than an explorer – he’s also an educator who cares deeply about the effects of climate change. To that end, he founded the Will Steger Foundation to educate and empower people to engage in solutions to […]
By Erica Rivera January 15, 2019 You reduce, reuse, and recycle. Your primary mode of transportation is on two wheels. These are all laudable eco-friendly habits, but you can do even more to help our planet and its perils by changing your diet—and it doesn’t have to be hard. “Climate change is real, it is […]
By ASHLEY STEWART OWATONNA — About 50 area residents gathered in the Pillsbury Dining Hall Tuesday evening to learn about the effects climate change is having on Owatonna. “I’m sure that everyone in this room would agree that climate change is one of the most daunting challenges of our time,” said Kristen Poppleton, director of […]
November 13, 2014By: Dylan Thomas The Will Steger Foundation kicks off its new Dine for Climate series tonight at the Seward neighborhood’s Birchwood Café.The monthly series aims to educate diners about the links between modern agricultural systems and climate change. A portion of the proceeds from each dinner goes to the foundation.
Letter from the Executive Director Earth Day is celebrating 45 years this month! On April 22nd, our YEA! MN youth will be ramping up action projects and Earth Day events at their schools and presenting their personal climate stories with our Education Coordinator, Jothsna Harris, at the Minnesota State Capitol. The Earth Day Climate Rally […]
We’ve been feeling a lot of love this month at the Will Steger Foundation! We’ve seen MPR cover climate change in a bigger and bolder way, including a feature with our founder Will Steger. Our partner educator, Craig Johnson, from the School of Environmental Studies (SES) in Apple Valley, MN was recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change for […]
In recent headlines: “Climate change is real, humans are mostly to blame, time is short, UN panel says…” The fourth and final volume of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) giant climate assessment offered no surprises since it combined the findings of three reports released in the past 13 months.
By Michelle Courtright January 4, 2019 With the latest IPCC report on the dire effects of climate change, we know the status quo is no longer an option if we want our economy to survive the upcoming decades of droughts, fires, flooding, food shortages and mass migration. The University of Chicago recently reported that if […]