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Wednesday, 23 January 2013 14:44

Concerned About The Climate?

Written by Will Steger Foundation

billmckibben coolplanetThe 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.

Learn how you can protect the season that defines MN!

Friday, 21 December 2012 13:12

Support Climate Action

Written by Will Steger Foundation

dec26 slideshowOur 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.

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Tuesday, 18 December 2012 14:20

NEW Education Webpage!

Written by Webmaster

educ slideshow01The 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.

Take a tour now.

Monday, 10 December 2012 18:08

Take Action

Written by Will Steger Foundation

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Use your voice and power to tell your representatives where you stand on climate change. Below are some current opportunities:

DSC 0738_RFW1. 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.


Sincerely,

Your name and address

Thank you for taking action!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 00:00

Climate Math that Works Conference

Written by Will Steger Foundation

news climatemathJoin 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!

For more information and to register, click here...

Thursday, 11 October 2012 13:44

chasing iceThanks 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.

Get more info and watch the trailer...

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:54

Climate Science in Schools: The Next Evolution

Written by Webmaster

eugeniescott publicforumDr. Eugenie Scott, Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education, spoke at a public forum on the topic of climate education in schools.

Watch the video

Thursday, 30 August 2012 14:18

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Thursday, September 27

Champlin Park High School,  North Champlin, MN

Paul Douglas, Dr. Lee Frelich and Dr. John Abraham

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Tuesday, 21 August 2012 16:10

Double Your Impact!

Written by Will Steger Foundation

housepartyThank 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!

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