In the News

Minnesota community solar projects aimed at low-income subscribers, Midwest Energy News, July 6th, 2017

Pax Christi to host community solar garden, Eden Prairie News, June 22nd, 2017

Non-profits educate MN Power customers on proposed rate increase, KBJR6 News, June 6th, 2017

Cross-Cultural Urban garden unites neighbors and a business in a healthy mission impacting climate change, The Alley Newspaper, June 7th, 2017. 

The Wonderful Story of the Gandhi Mahal Interfaith Garden and the Community it is Growing, Healing MN Stories, May 19, 2017. 

14-year-old with Hollywood ambitions debuts environmental documentary, Fox 9, May 18, 2017. 

Erin Pratt on WCCO Radio, WCCO, May 17, 2017. You can catch Erin's whole segment with Jordana Green on 5/17 in the 10pm hour. Erin's piece starts just before the 38th minute.

Mpls. H.S. Freshman Ready To Premiere New Film, ‘All In The Circle’ WCCO, May 17, 2017. 

Q&A with a 14-Year-Old Film Director, MPLS St Paul Magazine, May 17, 2017. 

All in the Circle on Fox9, Fox 9 Morning Buzz, May 15, 2017. 

Gandhi Mahal Interfaith Garden Planting & Potluck, KSTP News, May 12th, 2017. 

Interview with Claire Baglien about the Gandhi Mahal Interfaith Garden
, WWCO News, May 14th, 2017.  

Isaiah Bischoff, 14-year-old filmmaker, to premiere documentary on climate change camp
,, May 1st, 2017.

Hundreds turn out in Minneapolis for march opposing Trump administration's policies on climate, Star Tribune, April 29th, 2017. Coverage of the local Minneapolis People's Climate March happening in solidarity with the national march in Washington D.C. 

People's Climate March to be held in Duluth, Duluth News Tribune, April 26th, 2017

UCC Churches to focus on climate change with Earth Day, People's Climate March, April 18th, 2017. Coverage of people of faith making their way to the People's Climate March, featuring our incredibly generous hosts at Cleveland Park Congregational UCC and our own Claire Curran.  

In Minnesota churches, let there be light, solar light
, Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 30th, 2016.

Camp shines light on solar energy for kids, Minnesota Public Radio, August 22nd 2016.

Local view: Minnesota Power interested only in self with solar proposal, Duluth News Tribune, May 7th, 2016. Covers our work on truly community solar in the Northland. 

In St. Peter, MN, a Solar Fee Blossoms, ILSR, May 2nd, 2016. MNIPL Campaign Coordinator Claire Curran and MNIPL River Prairie Network Member Faith Wicklund quoted about our work in St Peter to support solar and bring Just Community Solar to St Peter and beyond. 

Community Forum a Good Conversation on Solar Energy, St Peter Herald, April 6th, 2016. Letter to the editor by MNIPL River Prairie Network member Faith Wicklund about our Community Forum on Solar in St Peter.  

Clean energy is about keeping people healthy, MinnPost, April 1st, 2016. Commentary co-written by MNIPL Board Member, Teddie Potter about the connection between health and climate. 

St Peter residents, staff talk solar future, Mankato Free Press, March 31st, 2016. Article about our Community Forum in St Peter on solar and bringing Just Community Solar to St Peter. 

Thou Shalt Not Toss Food: Enlisting Religious Groups To Fight Waste, NPR, January 18th, 2016. Check out this piece from NPR featuring our friends at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis!

Local View: Use Markets to Reduce Burning of Fossil Fuels, Duluth News Tribune, December 30th, 2015. MNIPL Arrowhead Regional Network member, Bill Mittlefeldht, reflects on the Paris Climate Talks and value driven solutions to climate change. 

Marchers take to downtown Minneapolis streets as Paris climate talks near end, StarTribune, December 12th, 2015. Coverage of the Red Lines Climate March featuring Julia Nerbonne. 

Climate Activists Demonstrate in Downtown Minneapolis, MPR, December 12th, 2015. Coverage of the Red Lines Climate March featuring Claire Curran. 

Climate Change March Calls for Action in Minnesota, WCCO Channel 4 News, December 12th, 2015. MNIPL's Claire Curran shares why people of faith are taking the streets for climate action. 

With Climate Talks Set to Begin, Duluthians Hope to Make a Difference, Duluth News Tribune, November 29, 2015.  MNIPL Arrowhead Regional Network were the lead organizers of this 2nd Annual "Climate Hike".

Hundreds Rally in Duluth, Calling for Action on Climate Change, ABC News WDIO, November 29, 2015.  MNIPL Arrowhead Regional Network were the lead organizers of this 2nd Annual "Climate Hike".

Solar Garden Options Rolling Out for Excel Energy Customers, Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 16, 2015.  Julia Nerbonne is quoted talking about access for all to solar gardens.

Walking in the Bright Sunshine of Solar Power, St Peter Herald, November 2, 2015. Letter to the editor by MNIPL River Prairie Network member Kathryn Christenson.  

Solar For All: An Article of Faith, ILSR, July 16, 2015. Podcast featuring Julia Nerbonne and our work on Just Community Solar. 

Sharing Sacred Space, Interfaith Youth Core, August 6, 2015. Blog post by Claire Curran about building authentic community in the face of the climate crisis. 

Minneapolis project aims to bridge racial divide in solar power, Midwest Energy News, August 6, 2015. Features Julia Nerbonne and the work of the new Just Community Solar Coalition! 

Minnesota Power, MPCA ready for new carbon regulations, Duluth News Tribune, August 3, 2015. Features a quote from Rev. Dr. David A. Bard, pastor of Duluth's First United Methodist Church. 

Northland Prepared for Clean Power Plan,, August 3, 2015.  Great clip of Rev. Jennifer Amy-Dressler of Pilgrim Congregational UCC Duluth representing the MNIPL Arrowhead Regional Network and thousands of people of faith who support the ‪Clean Power Plan‬!

"Minnesotans embrace Pope Francis' statement on climate change," MPR, June 18, 2015. Great coverage of our Prayer Circle at St Thomas Moore Catholic Church,  celebrating Pope Francis' Encyclical!

Institute for Local Self Reliance: Solar for All: An Article of Faith - July 15, 2015.  Episode 26 of Local Energy Rules.

"Bridging faith and sustainability," MN Daily, June 10, 2015. 

"Divestment Speaks", MN Women's Press, May 27, 2015 MNIPL Divestment team member, Susan Mullin, talks about our Divestment work!

KFAI May 15, 2015 Julia and Erin on the radio talking about MNIPL's organizing philosophy, programs, and the exciting year ahead!

"Local view: On Earth Day, take back representation, future; stop ignoring data and suffering," Duluth News Tribune, April 22, 2015 

"5 Ways People of Faith Are Building the Climate Movement," IFYC Blog and Tikkun Daily Blog, April 14, 2015

"Let There Be Light", Southwest Journal, April 8, 2015 

"Greenspace: Organization hopes to bring social justice to solar power," Post Bulletin, March 24, 2015

"Putting their faith in solar gardens", Southwest Journal March 18, 2015 

"Faith groups work to provide affordable community solar," Midwest Energy News, March 18, 2015 

"Just Community Solar Press Conference," MNIPL Press ReleaseMarch 16, 2015 

MNIPL and Hopeful Earth hosts Climate Conversation in at Christ UMC in Rochester, MN, Minnesota Annual Conference, March 4, 2015  

MNIPL's Claire Curran featured on "Minn Sandpiper Oil Pipeline Debate Heats Up," ABC News, January 5th, 2015.  

Business Forum: Religion and Green Energy Connect, Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 28, 2014, Julia Nerbonne's article on the Clean Power Plan and the growing interfaith climate movement

"Movement Memory: Reflections on the People's Climate March" by Claire Curran, Prophetic Collective, October 3,2014

"Marching for the Planet - And for Hope" by Emily Green, MinnPost, October 3, 2014

"New Life for the Climate Movement" with Julia Nerbonne, Patty O'Keefe and J Drake Hamilton, Truth To Tell, KFAI Radio, September 29, 2014

"Duluth People's Climate Hike at Kingsbury Creek", ABC News Duluth, September 21, 2014

"Prayer Flags Fly in Solidarity with the People's Climate March," Huffington Post,  September 20, 2014  

"Churches Hike to Raise Climate Change Awareness," Duluth Budgetter News, September 17, 2014

"Religious Groups Demand Action on Environment at People's Climate March," Huffington Post, September 16, 2014.  

"24 Reasons to Hope," Climate Reality Project, September 16, 2014

"Twin Cities Churches Speak out on Climate Change," St Paul Pioneer PressMay 15, 2014. 

"Retirement of Two Older Units at Sherco Get's Study," Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 6, 2013