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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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Sign the Climate Emergency Petition!

We are in a Climate Emergency. As people of faith, it is our moral responsibility to speak truth to what is happening around us. Please join us and call on our decision-makers to declare a Climate Emergency and take bold action on climate. Please sign this petition online or print a version to use in…

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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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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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My Response to Insight News: Environmental Justice means No Line 3

By Analyah A. Schlaeger dos Santos Background: In April 2019, local media outlets Insight News and the Minneapolis Spokesman-Recorder published articles titled “Environmental Racism Grows as Environmental Groups Turn Increasingly White” and “Mostly White environmental groups downplay Black issues,” both written by Washington D.C.-based media consultant Hazel Trice Edney. The articles have been widely criticized…

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Faith leaders and community gather for Duluth Earth Day Forum

On April 28th, MNIPL’s Lake Superior Network joined with the Oreck-Alpern Interreligious Forum and Temple Israel of Duluth to co-host an Earth Day Interfaith forum called Climate, Spirit, and Change. The event drew about 60 participants for food, fellowship, and a lively moderated discussion among nine local faith and spiritual leaders about the significance of the…

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MN House Passes 100% Renewable Energy Legislation!

Last night in an historic vote, the Minnesota House passed the Jobs & Energy Omnibus, including language supporting 100% renewable electricity by 2050! This is a major step forward, directly connected to our movement’s organizing. Huge thanks to all who played a role in this exciting outcome.  Here are two quick action steps you can take…

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Climate Justice Night: Thank you!

Friends,  Huge thanks to everyone who took part in MNIPL Climate Justice Night at the Museum! We are deeply grateful to all who joined us on Thursday to support the growth of a new, hopeful story with MNIPL. We honor the generosity, energy, and love you brought to this special evening. Together we raised more than…

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2018 Annual Report Published

We’re excited to share our 2018 annual report, a beautiful reflection of our vision for climate justice and collective accomplishments this past year. Thanks for all the ways you’ve contributed to these moving stories and continue build the movement. Read the online version of the annual report here. To receive a print version of the…

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Policy Update: Faith Communities for Clean Energy

On March 13th, more than 50 members of the MNIPL network spoke with legislators for Clean Energy and Climate Action Day at the Minnesota Capitol. In the afternoon, MNIPL led an ecumenical worship service that focused on how our faith calls us all to care for creation and address the climate crisis. The day concluded…

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