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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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Take Action: Faith Communities for 100% Clean Energy

The 100% Campaign is bringing Minnesotans together who believe we need an equitable clean energy future for everyone in our state. MNIPL is proud to be among dozens of community organizations, unions, and advocacy groups pushing for 100% clean energy in Minnesota. In this 2019 legislative session, we expect more than one 100% clean energy…

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Faith Voices: Thank you Gov Walz for supporting 100% Clean Energy!

Have you heard the exciting news? On Monday, Governor Walz announced a plan to move Minnesota to 100% renewable electricity by 2050. Thanks to all who have been speaking out to support 100% clean, equitable energy, and thank you Governor Walz and Lt. Gov Flanagan! Watch video responses by faith leaders in the MNIPL network: Daniel Romero, Minister of Faith…

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SOLD OUT: Night at the Museum for Climate Justice

** Update: We’re happy to report an enthusiastic response for our upcoming celebration and fundraiser, and tickets are SOLD OUT! We would love to accommodate more people but have reached the room capacity of 150. For folks who can’t make it and would like to support our mission with a donation, you can contribute online…

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Faith Leaders call on Gov. Walz to Protect Water, Stop Line 3

On February 8, faith and indigenous leaders gathered a beautiful spirit-led action at the office of Governor Walz. Together we delivered a clear moral message that Line 3 poses an unacceptable risk to water, climate, indigenous communities, and Indigenous elder Sharon Day presented a basket of hand-harvested wild rice to Walz staffers. The following Tuesday,…

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