Posts by Devon Cupery

Faith Leader Letter: Polymet Mine Proposal

On Tuesday, February 11th, MNIPL and a diverse group of faith community members delivered an open letter to Gov. Walz and state regulators signed by more than 250 faith leaders. The letter highlights the serious threats the mine poses to water quality, climate, and the rights of Indigenous peoples in Minnesota, calling on officials to accept…

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Tickets now live for Climate Justice Night 2020!

We’re excited to announce that our 2020 celebration and fundraiser will be held at the Science Museum on March 5th, and tickets are now live! We warmly invite you for a hearty meal and inspiring program, featuring Dr. Raj Sethuraju of Metro State University as emcee, along with poet and educator Louis Alemayehu, MNIPL staff member Analyah Schlaeger…

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Bob Blake Appointed to Governor’s Workforce Development Board

Congratulations to MNIPL staff member Bob Blake of Red Lake Nation on his appointment to Governor Walz’s Workforce Development Board! Bob started one of Minnesota’s first minority-owned solar companies, Solar Bear. He brings experience creating job opportunities for diverse communities in the solar industry. Bob played a key role in launching the Returning Relatives Initiative, a prison-to-solar…

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Clean Cars for Minnesota: Submit your comment by December 6th

Minnesota’s largest source of carbon pollution isn’t power plants – it’s our transportation sector. Earlier this fall, Governor Walz announced a major initiative to address this problem, rolling out Clean Car Standards to reduce emissions, protect public health, and help Minnesotans save on energy costs. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is gathering public feedback on…

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MNIPL is hiring! Solar Outreach Manager

We are hiring! MNIPL is currently accepting applications for our Solar Outreach Manager position. Application review begins November 25th; position open until filled. To apply, send resume and cover letter to [email protected] Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light Solar Outreach Manager Created: November 5, 2019 JOB DESCRIPTION The Solar Outreach Manager will engage a dynamic market with innovative…

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Clarks Grove community solar array is live!

For a few years now, MNIPL has worked in close partnership with Cooperative Energy Futures (CEF) to expand participation in cooperative solar energy. We’re excited to announce that the 1.3 MW community solar garden in Clarks Grove, MN (pictured above) is now fully subscribed and operational. MNIPL played a key role in this outcome and…

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Sacred Circle Liturgy – a Climate Crisis Resource

This Climate Crisis Liturgy is a worship resource recently created by David Weiss, a theologian, writer, poet and hymnist committed to doing “public theology” around issues of ecology, sexuality, justice, diversity, and peace. David offered it as a Sacred Circle for Our Climate at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ,  following the Global Youth Climate Strike…

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Volunteer Highlight: Sam Kinzel

Thanks to Sam Kinzel for volunteering with MNIPL this summer to help mobilize for the climate strike! Here’s more about Sam: Hello! My name is Sam, and I’m an Eden Prairie native attending school out west, at Whitman College. I spent my earlier years of community engagement in and out of my home parish of…

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Meet Jayda Pounds, guest instructor at Youth N’ Power camp

We’re thrilled to welcome Jayda Pounds as an instructor at Youth N’ Power camp for our “business projects” week, July 15-19. Jayda is a recent graduate from the University of St. Thomas where she received a degree in entrepreneurship and a minor in theology. She is also an advocate and activist participating in protests, rallies…

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Pilgrim Lutheran’s Race to Reduce

By Carl Samuelson, Pilgrim Lutheran Church At Pilgrim Lutheran Church, we seek to be a leader in modeling solutions to the climate crisis. One of the ways we’ve met our mission is by joining Saint Paul’s Race to Reduce program, launched by Mayor Carter last year to engage the owners of large buildings and invite…

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