Posts by Devon Cupery

Interfaith Letter: Protect Minnesotans in Jails and Prisons

As the COVID-19 public health emergency continues to grow, Minnesotans living in jails are prisons are facing a dangerous health crisis. In most living quarters, social distancing is nearly impossible, and the coronavirus is already spreading at many facilities. The first Minnesotan in prison to test positive for COVID-19 happened on March 30th in Moose…

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COVID-19 Update from MNIPL

We hope that you and your loved ones are well. We are writing in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, with updates to prioritize the health, safety and well-being of our community. The outbreak represents a serious threat to public health, and we encourage you to practice social distancing and stay at home as much as possible…

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2019 Annual Report Published

Our 2019 Annual Report is now available for viewing online, beautifully designed by artist Patricia Lamas. Read stories about faith community climate leadership, our Youth N’ Power program, community-owned solar and much more. Thanks to volunteer Jessie Roelofs for contributing two excellent narrative articles to the report. Gratitude to our network for the ways you’ve…

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Thank you: MNIPL Climate Justice Night

We extend our heartfelt thanks to all who took part in MNIPL Climate Justice Night on March 5th. We recognize that we’re very fortunate to have spent this time together, as public health guidelines around the Covid-19 outbreak have shifted significantly since the event. In response to Covid-19, we are postponing upcoming events or moving…

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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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