I first met Will Steger in 2006 over a cup of coffee in South Minneapolis. I had just finished up a five year stint working as a winter instructor at Voyageur Outward Bound in Ely, Minnesota, where we learned all about the historic expeditions that Will led to the North and South Poles, along with […]
Chants of “love water not oil,” “another world is possible,” and “Hey! Obama! We don’t want your pipeline drama” filled the streets of St. Paul on Saturday, as 5,000+ marched to the Capitol to demand a stop to the massive Enbridge pipeline expansion threatening the Great Lakes region. The strength of the Midwest youth climate […]
Over eighty middle and high school students gathered at the University of Minnesota for the YEA! MN Student Sustainability Summit this spring. Watch the video recap from the summit!
Emerging from a several years of strategic conversation, cross-state collaboration, and the intense growth of the youth climate movement here in the Midwest, a fledgling coalition is rising. Following in the spirit of regional coalitions launched in the Southeast (Southern Energy Network) and Northwest (Cascade Climate Network), the Midwest Youth Climate Coalition seeks to deepen […]
As many student organizations wind down for winter break, student organizers in Ohio continue to ramp things up. Check out these blogs and media hits from the OH Student Environmental Coalition who has launched a well-coordinated, sustained and aggressive campaign on the fracking industry across the state.
We awoke this morning to a stiff wind wrapping around the island behind which we were camped and rattling the nylon tents. Elizabeth walked to the ice hole to fill the tea kettle with water as Abby lit the stove in the tent. It was cold enough last night that the ice hole had frozen […]
The Baffin Island Expedition is complete, but the lessons learned and Inuit voices are just beginning to be reflected upon and shared. We have returned to Minnesota and to a new season – May in Minnesota is green and lush; lilacs bloom and spill over back yard fences; maples, elms and birches show off their […]
The day has finally come, to leave the beautiful snowy north we have come to know and love so dearly. Thank you, students, teachers, friends, family, whoever you might be, for following our expedition over the past three months. We hope our stories have provided at least a small amount of insight and inspiration, and […]
Temperature: 10 °F/ -12 °CWind: 9 MPH/ 15 KPHCloud Cover: Clear blue skiesSunrise: 2:46 a.m. Sunset: 12:08 a.m. The schools in Iglulik, Nunavut are full of life and energy. The walls are decorated with student artwork, bright posters, and historic photos from the community. Sprinkled throughout both schools are handmade signs welcoming the Global […]
Temperature: 7 °F/ -14 °C Wind: 8 MPH/ 13 KPH Cloud Cover: Cloudy all day clearing in the evening Sunrise: 2:54 a.m. Sunset: 11:59 p.m. Iglulik is located on a small island on the northeastern corner of Melville Peninsula, 50 miles north of Hall Beach and about 1,000 miles north, east and south if you […]