Established in 2006 as the Will Steger Foundation, we changed our name to Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy in 2015 to better reflect our mission, vision, and programming.
Our unique story stems from our founder Will Steger, who uses his compelling eyewitness account of climate change from over 50 years of polar exploration as a means to engage people in the issue and solutions. Our culture of innovation flows from Will’s entrepreneurial spirit and accomplishments in exploration, education and advocacy.
When we started, our programming centered on adventure learning, expeditions and raising awareness of climate change in the Polar Regions. We created the Global Warming 101 Initiative (www.globalwarming101.com) to be a central web portal for our climate change expeditions, climate change basics and educational resources, and to highlight communities and individuals taking action to address climate change.
Over the years, our programming has evolved to focus primarily on education, public outreach and youth engagement, providing teachers, youth and the general public with the resources and opportunities to engage in solutions climate change. Throughout these changes, we remain committed to the metaphor of the expedition, as well as the power of eyewitness accounts and personal story, recognizing that as our world warms, we all have a climate story to tell.
In 2009, Climate Generation used the metaphor of expedition in a new program to document the climate policy discussions taking place at the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.
We have mobilized the public and elected officials through the compelling narrative and credibility of Will Steger’s eyewitness account, which documents over 50 years of Arctic travels and firsthand experience with climate change.
Climate change is faster and more severe in the Arctic than in most of the rest of the world. The Arctic is warming at a rate of almost twice the global average. Learn about these changes from events hosted with explorers, scientists and other Arctic experts.