Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy empowers individuals and their communities to engage in solutions to climate change.


A world of resilient communities with equitable solutions to climate change.

Organizational Policy Goal

Goal of 100% clean energy and 80% greenhouse gas emission reductions by 2050 at the latest.

Equity Statement

Climate Generation understands that climate change is a highly complex issue and that just and equitable solutions cannot be found if we proceed with the climate science and policy lens alone. We must take a comprehensive perspective of climate change impacts and solutions if we are to reach our goal and create the future we want to live in. We are committed to addressing the intersection of climate change and economic, social, and racial disparities, and working closely with partners who understand this interface.

Why Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy?

Climate change is defining this generation: everyone alive today. This generation has been the first to really experience the effects of climate change and will have the biggest influence on how we address it.

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Our Theory of Change

Communities collectively hold the power to innovate and demand climate change solutions. Empowering individuals in their communities to make long-term, lasting change requires building climate literacy, understanding personal connections to climate change, and developing powerful advocates through a model of collaboration and partnership. By engaging educators, youth, and the public, we believe that communities can be better positioned to build a resilient and equitable future.

Core Beliefs

  • We believe that climate change solutions will be accelerated by individuals and communities taking collective action towards solutions, which include conservation, mitigation, adaptation, policy, and innovation.

  • We believe that just and equitable solutions will be found by collaborating and fostering deeper relationships with partners who represent disproportionately impacted communities.

  • We recognize that youth will inherit the unparalleled impacts of climate change and are among our most powerful advocates.

  • We believe educating is a tool of empowerment and that empowering educators as critical messengers of climate and energy literacy is part of the solution to climate change.

  • We believe hope is driven by our ability to move ahead in the face of uncertainty by sharing the stories of the people and places impacted by climate change.

  • We intend resiliency to encompass thriving, connected, and responsive communities, which involves building the capacity and innovation of individuals, organizations, and communities to constructively live with, mitigate, and address climate change.

  • We believe that people exerting internal and external pressures on our current political, social and economic systems will create an equitable and resilient future.

  • We believe science defines the urgency and scale of the problem and informs the solutions.