I first met Will Steger in 2006 over a cup of coffee in South Minneapolis. I had just finished up a five year stint working as a winter instructor at Voyageur Outward Bound in Ely, Minnesota, where we learned all about the historic expeditions that Will led to the North and South Poles, along with […]
High School Students in St. Louis Park, Minn. Leading Emerging Strategy to Combat Climate Change on Local Level
Climate Generation is proud to feature the inspiring work of our youth climate partner, iMatter, and their incredible high school organizing effort that resulted in concrete policy change at St Louis Park City Hall. Read more below for a reminder of how powerful young people can be, even if they are too young to vote. […]
This winter, Youth Environmental Activists of MN (YEA! MN) will host its first annual Winter Mingler on Wednesday, January 20 from 5:30-7:00 pm, at Gandhi Mahal Restaurant in South Minneapolis. The event will be an opportunity to hear from YEA! MN high school leaders about climate change and the barriers and solutions that resonate most […]
As many movement spaces often do, the day began in a circle. One hundred young people – high school students, college students, and twenty-somethings – gathered around a huge parachute laid on the floor with big green letters reading ‘Leave it in the ground! Resist!’ It was early on a Friday morning, and people had […]
The Midwest is a key region of focus for national efforts to address climate change. It is the most carbon-polluting region in the country, contributing nearly 25% of the total U.S. emissions. It is also home to a range of substantial climate change solutions, including some of the most committed youth climate activists in the […]
Chants of “love water not oil,” “another world is possible,” and “Hey! Obama! We don’t want your pipeline drama” filled the streets of St. Paul on Saturday, as 5,000+ marched to the Capitol to demand a stop to the massive Enbridge pipeline expansion threatening the Great Lakes region. The strength of the Midwest youth climate […]
Our YEA! MN Program is proud to partner with MPIRG and the Sierra Club to host the 2015 Youth Democracy Summit on January 17th at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota Read more and register here.
Youth Climate Action Now! A one day climate justice event for and by high school students, November 8, 2014, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Read more!
The Will Steger Foundation is honored to be a recipient of 2013 Hennepin County Green Partners Environmental Education Program funding to expand and deepen our Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota (YEA! MN) program. Hennepin County provides funding and support to organizations to implement projects that empower residents to reduce waste, increase recycling, reduce toxicity, conserve […]
The Will Steger Foundation is expanding our innovative mentorship programming in 2013 with support from the RE-AMP network, connecting youth climate leaders with veteran staff at environmental non-profit organizations across the Midwest.