Will Steger Foundation Expedition Copenhagen 2009

The Expedition Copenhagen team consists of Midwest youth who will travel to the international climate negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark, December 5-19, 2009. The expedition will be led in part by internationally renowned polar explorer Will Steger, and designed in collaboration with youth climate partners across the region.

Lifestyles of the Young & Inspired

Posted On Friday, November 06, 2009 by Jamie R., WI |

Keep your champagne wishes and caviar dreams Robin... this generation is making their own wishes come true and the dreams realities. One high school in particular has fueled great passion in my heart and spirit here in Racine, WI. Walden III High is Racine's green school. The students and teachers alike are inspired, empowered and work diligently every day to walk their talk, to live the lifestyle they teach and learn every day. Walden installed solar panels on their roof, a garden where an empty lot once stood, and, most recently, an aquaponics system in their basement. Have I mentioned that students planned and implemented these initiatives? The older class is committed to creating a leadership system that ensures that each class that follows them feels included and empowered to sustain these projects and establish new ones every year. Here are some of their words that I will take to Copenhagen: "I hope the Copenhagen conference will help get the ACES bill passed. I think it's cool that America is trying to do something about global [climate] change!" ~ Amber, Racine,WI "I think it's really amazing that change is finally starting -- Pass the ACES bill; change is up to our generation." ~Marissa R., Racine, WI Check out this video to see more. With the furious movement towards revolution at home, I take the momentous steps forward to Copenhagen to continue the message to our US & global elected officials that the youth of Wisconsin are committed to finding climate solutions and to taking local actions to support this global initiatives. (I understand that many in my generation will not get the weak 80s pop culture reference I began this small note with; Google search Robin Leach, biggest Aussie gone American TV host before the croc hunter.)
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