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Our Mission & Vision

Written by  Will Steger Foundation
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The Will Steger Foundation educates, inspires and empowers people to engage in solutions to climate change.


Building on Will Steger’s experience as a polar explorer and an eyewitness to climate change, the Will Steger Foundation inspires people to embrace the transition to a low-carbon economy through climate literacy, citizen engagement and international cooperation.

Why the Will Steger Foundation?

Supported by robust educational and public policy initiatives, we are making a tangible impact on public awareness concerning the threat of global climate change. To advance state and federal policy that address solutions to global warming, we are mobilizing the public and elected officials through the compelling narrative and credibility of the eyewitness account.

What We Do

Our Vision
Jim Hansen and Will Steger with Minnesota youth leaders

We work with educators (K-12) by developing and supporting them with curriculum, professional development opportunities, and action resources. We work directly with high school and college youth to support student leadership on climate change solutions. We work collaboratively with local, state, and national decision-makers to craft sound energy policy and engage citizens across Minnesota and the Midwest.

Our programs provide a platform for furthering education, discussion and civic engagement, and offer unique opportunities for interaction with prominent leaders that lead to lasting climate change solutions.

Our expeditions to the Polar Regions offer a unique view of people and places at the tipping point of climate change.

The Will Steger Foundation supports responsible and sustainable stewardship of our planet by presenting facts in context with the stories and images of the people and places impacted by global warming, and connecting people to people, across the boundaries of nationality and culture.