The Will Steger Foundation is excited to launch Climate Minnesota: Local Stories, Community Solutions, a two-year project funded through the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. Climate Minnesota responds to the urgent need for increased climate literacy and sustainable behavior change among Minnesotans by sharing the knowledge of local experts and the stories of individuals impacted by climate change. The project builds on the power of media for sharing stories and the importance of personal contact to reach a broader, more diverse audience.
Opportunities for Involvement
We are looking for individuals or organizations to contribute through the following opportunities:
Submit Your Climate Story
Storytelling is a powerful way to communicate about climate change, especially when the story is told from a personal perspective. As Minnesotans we are actually experiencing climate change impacts now and they are affecting us in very real and direct ways. WSF invites you to share your personal climate change story in a blog, podcast or on a storytelling panel at one of our convenings. For more information on how to submit your climate story as a blog or podcast please visit our Climate Storytelling Collection (http://willstegerfoundation.org/climateminnesota/share-your-story) or email email@example.com.
Attend a Local Convening
For a full listing of all twelve public convenings, please visit www.climateminnesota.org. All convenings are free and open to the public.
Lead a Climate Action Team
We are developing climate action teams in each of our twelve convening locations. Climate action teams will represent a specific demographic, organization, or cause. Climate action team examples include neighborhood groups, student clubs, faith communities, educators, municipal leaders, native communities, farmers, and business owners/non-profits. A climate action team leader will bring together individuals interested in working towards a common solution and that can attend the convening as a group. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Local Solutions
As a business, organization or non-profit you may be able to offer support for a local and specific solution for your community. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Resource Fair Tables
A Resource Fair will be held in each community, during the half hour leading up to the public convening. Resource Fair tables will feature local resources that are aimed to build community, as well as direct or indirect solutions to climate change. The Resource Fair will accommodate approximately 8-10 tables. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer opportunities are available for all twelve statewide public convenings. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Excited to see this moving forward. I’d love to get more information on the “Climate Action Teams”. Follow through is always the hardest part of these events, and this seems like a great step towards making sure the work is able to build a movement. MNIPL would be interested in partnering with you on this idea.