GRANITE FALLS - Polar explorer Will Steger and Fresh Energy's J. Drake Hamilton are hosting a public forum on clean energy, climate and health at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Granite Falls Lutheran Church in Granite Falls.

Steger is famous for leading the first confirmed expedition to the North Pole by dogsled without re-supply, and being the first to cross Antarctica by foot. His 1995 trip to the North Pole may be the last ever by dogsled for any explorer. The melting of the polar ice means it is now necessary to use some type of floatation -- either kayak, canoe or sled that floats -- to make the trip by foot.

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Steger now serves as an eyewitness to climate change, and has joined with scientist J. Drake Hamilton to host public forums to describe what he has seen and what can be done. Steger and Drake Hamilton urge clean energy solutions to reduce our carbon emissions while also building our economy.

Steger and Drake Hamilton will be joined by Duane Ninneman of Clean Up our River Environment and the Rev. Steve Carmany, Granite Falls Lutheran Church, in hosting the forum. For more information contact local sponsor CURE at 1-877-269-2873.