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￼￼￼￼￼￼The 350.org founder, acclaimed author, and one of America’s most famous environmental leaders is returning to Minnesota! Bill McKibben will present Celebrating and Preserving Winter, a call to action to slow climate change.
Our work grows more important each day, and it is only through our collective efforts that we can make a meaningful impact by supporting youth, educators and decision-makers to implement climate change solutions.
The new education section of our website is easier to use. Quickly find our most-requested info in the menus at the top of the screen, such as "Curriculum Resources," "Climate Change Basics" and "Professional Development." Browse Education blog posts, videos, photos and more.
Use your voice and power to tell your representatives where you stand on climate change. Below are some current opportunities:
1. Urge Congress to Extend the Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit during the Lame Duck session!
Whether or not the legislators who have been serving your state or district for the past two (or more) years were victorious in the November elections, they have one more session left in their terms. That session is termed the “lame duck” session, and it may last until the end of December. It is likely that legislators will craft a bill during this session that seeks to extend many tax provisions that are set to expire at the end of this year. The bill will be referred to as a “tax extenders package,” and we need to make sure that it includes a renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) extension.
The extension includes both the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) for utility-scale wind power and investment tax credit (ITC) for community and offshore wind power. The extension would drive the growth of American wind industry manufacturing jobs and billions of dollars in private investment in homegrown energy. Take action here.
2. Encourage Governor Dayton and Minnesota leaders to make climate and clean energy a top priority for the 2013 Legislative session.
Send a personalized letter to your Representative, Senator and Governor Dayton asking for their clean energy leadership. A sample letter is included below.
Dear Governor Dayton and Minnesota Legislators:
Minnesota is on a clean energy path that is creating good jobs, saving money, and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. Our increasing use of energy efficiency and renewable energy is cutting pollution like mercury and carbon that harms our families’ health, and reducing respiratory illnesses and cardiovascular disease. But our work is not done.
I urge you to take leadership to address climate change and advance our clean energy economy by:
- Supporting Minnesota’s clean energy and carbon reduction policies
- Supporting new policy opportunities so that Minnesota achieves even more benefits from efficiency and clean energy like biomass, solar and wind
- Ensuring that Minnesota achieves the state carbon reduction goal of at least 30 percent by 2025.
Your name and address
Thank you for taking action!
Join Minnesota youth on December 1 for Climate Math that Works: A Youth and Community Conference. MN350, Minnesota Youth Environmental Network (MNYEN) and the Will Steger Foundation's Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota (YEA! MN) program are hosting a conference to take the energy of Bill McKibben's Do the Math event and translate it into action!
Thanks to a partnership with Chasing Ice, the Will Steger Foundation was able to provide over 800 complimentary tickets to see a free screening of the film for educators, youth and key partners in our network. At this time we are not able to offer any more complimentary tickets.
Dr. Eugenie Scott, Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education, spoke at a public forum on the topic of climate education in schools.
Thank you to all our past and new supporters that joined our call to action to help us earn the Pohlad Challenge grant. We did it!
Established in January 2006 by polar explorer Will Steger, the Will Steger Foundation, educates, inspires and empowers people to engage in solutions to climate change.
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