Sherburne County Generating Station: 380 workers operating 3 generating units that produce 2,255 megawatts of electricity (at maximum capacity) sitting on 4,500 acres of land along the banks of the Mississippi for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The Will Steger Foundation Youth Climate Coordinator position directly support WSF’s Youth Program Director and the Emerging Leaders Program, and is responsible for fostering and supporting youth climate leadership across the Midwest, managing relationships with youth climate organizations across the region, and helping the Will Steger Foundation and its partners grow a strong, diverse, and […]
Will Steger Foundation’s Youth Environmental Activists Minnesota program (YEA! MN), along with Minnesota Youth Environmental Network (MNYEN), and the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) planned a Clean Energy Lobby Day for youth to learn about and advocate for climate solutions and clean energy on a local level.
Today marks the completion of the first week of COP18 as well as the conclusion of my participation here in Doha. Unfortunately the reality of life as a college student demands that I return to Smith College to finish my semester! I’d sincerely love to stay and contribute to youth involvement at COP18 for a […]
Today is Youth and Future Generations Day at COP18! I began my day by heading to the YOUNGO office to help fellow youth make posters for an event later that day. After I contributed my fair share of poster-making creativity (or what little I have!) I headed over to one of the large plenary halls […]
Day two of COP18 was quite a busy day for our delegation. Many of us spent countless hours attending side events run by institutions such as the United Nations Environmental Program, several Indigenous peoples organizations, and environmental activists groups such as Greenpeace. These side events provided critical understanding of not only the importance of trying […]
Today was the official launch of the UNFCCC’s 18th annual Conference of Parties! By chance the School for Environmental Studies Education Foundation was drawn out of a lottery pool to receive a pass to attend the Opening Plenary. Cassie, one of the SES students, was chosen to attend the opening while I sat in a […]
Sunday was spent primarily at the American School of Doha, getting familiar with the members of our joint delegation of SES and ASD students and teachers, as well as myself. After a tour of the school, we strategized and distributed different interest areas (such as Technology, Mitigation, and Adaptation), different civil society constituency groups (such […]
Siiri with youth participants from the United Kingdom Youth Climate Coalition as well as two members of the Arab Youth Climate Coalition from Algeria Saturday was the second day of the Conference of Youth at Education City. Although I attended a regional breakout session in which youth from North America met to strategize around lobbying […]
After one car ride to New York City, three subway trips, and two planes rides totaling seventeen hours, I’ve finally made it to the 18th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Conference of Parties held in Doha, Qatar! I’ve already begun to notice the impact that this international climate convergence has played here in […]