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Here and now

Letter from the Executive Director Following the tragic news across our country these last few weeks, and wrestling with feelings of grief and heartache, I’ve been struck by the urgency of two key words: here and now. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and feel paralyzed by these tragedies, but we know our work remains critical […]

Sparking climate conversations

Letter from the Executive Director I remember reading an article called “What the Warming World Needs Now Is Art, Sweet Art” by Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, where he wrote that although we knew about climate change, we didn’t really know about it; it wasn’t part of the culture yet. An intellectual understanding of the […]

Telling Our Climate Stories

Letter from the Executive Director This month kicked off with our annual donor appreciation breakfast at Red Stag, where supporters learned through storytelling how our work has been influenced by the Paris climate agreement. Our staff’s stories brought COP21 to life again, while connecting the experience of the UN conference with our climate change programming […]

Earth Month

Letter from the Executive Director Friends, Happy spring! I hope you will provide input as we look at our next 5 years during our upcoming Strategic Planning process – fill out this short survey by Friday April 29 to give us your feedback! Please join us for our annual donor appreciation breakfast at the Red Stag […]

Winter Weirdness

Letter from the Executive Director When Minnesota and much of the Upper Midwest hit the 70 degree temperature mark earlier this month, I couldn’t just embrace the warmer weather without a bit of sadness for what this change really means. As meteorologist Paul Douglas said: “This isn’t your grandparents’ weather anymore,” going on to coin […]

Boosting Our Climate Actions

Letter from the Executive Director 2016 is going to be filled with reflecting, refining and expanding our work, as well as celebrating 10 years of impact! Our next 3-5 year strategic planning process has begun with a deep dive into equity and what it means for our work at the organizational and programmatic level. Trainers […]

2016 – Year of Action!

Letter from the Executive Director 2016 will be a pivotal year for climate change efforts: this is the year we will implement the critical climate policies and agreements passed in the last few years, including the Clean Power Plan and the Paris Agreement. Our word for the year is ACTION. We all have a role […]

Celebrating 10 years of Climate Education and More!

Letter from the Executive Director June marked several milestones: We hosted our 10th annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education where we celebrated 10 successful years of professional development, curriculum and training for over 650 educators since 2006! We participated in the 5,000-strong Tar Sands Resistance March in St. Paul, the largest anti-tar sands demonstration […]

An Eventful Spring!

Letter from the Executive Director If you haven’t heard the news, the Will Steger Foundation has changed its name to Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy! We celebrated the launch of our new name, logo and website at the Red Stag Supperclub and at our office Open House with over 100+ friends, supporters, Board members, […]

Earth Day is Celebrating 45 years!

Letter from the Executive Director Earth Day is celebrating 45 years this month! On April 22nd, our YEA! MN youth will be ramping up action projects and Earth Day events at their schools and presenting their personal climate stories with our Education Coordinator, Jothsna Harris, at the Minnesota State Capitol. The Earth Day Climate Rally […]