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Solar Project Live at Many Rivers Montessori!

Many Rivers Montessori in Duluth, Minnesota, is thrilled to have its new solar array up and running! The 64 panel, rooftop ballasted system (20kW) was mounted on the front roof of the school’s new building in the Woodland neighborhood over the fall. The building was renovated over the summer to accommodate the school’s growing student…

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100% Campaign & MNIPL: Spring Policy Opportunities

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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Electoral Justice for Climate: Time to End the Electoral College

As a Unitarian-Universalist (UU), my beliefs about sacred action are grounded in the UU seven principles. These include the inherent worth and dignity of every person (1); justice, equity and compassion in human affairs (2); a free and responsible search for truth and meaning (4): the use of the democratic process in society at large…

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Introducing the Environmental Ancestry Storytelling Project

This winter and spring, the Environmental Ancestry Storytelling Project will bring communities together to discover their own environmental ancestry stories, how this informs and empowers us in the present and what our collective action will be- rooted in justice, place and the land. Particularly we will hear stories from Native communities actively working to protect…

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Announcing the Climate Justice Congregation Program

In support of our mission, we are excited to announce a new congregational certificate program, Be the Spark: Climate Justice Congregations. This year long process will help you and your community gain the focus, resources and support that can help galvanize your faith community into committed climate action. Join a growing number of faith communities doing the…

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Thank you: 2018 Highlights

Thanks to all who participated in this incredible year! The MNIPL network of youth, community members, faith leaders, volunteers, and donors collaborated on bold, inspiring action for a just & sustainable world. Together we… Launched two visionary Just Solar projects with coalition partners In March, MNIPL along with Shiloh Temple and the Just Solar Coalition…

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On Tuesday We Vote for Love: Sign our Letter

Dear Friends of Faith and Conscience, We so appreciate your work to make our world more just and sustainable.  We are looking for your support and presence as we come together for love, tolerance and healing. Please see this faith call to action sign-on letter below. Sign here and spread the word. *** As members of…

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Duluth Solar Group Buy announced!

We are excited to announce the launch of The Duluth Solar RREAL Deal 2019, a Duluth-centered solar “group buy” to promote residential solar locally through providing savings to a local installer in our Just Solar Coalition. The group savings are passed along to the residential clients, hence lowering the cost for solar and supporting the resource…

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Duluth speaks: Clean Energy, not Gas Plant

The chambers at Duluth City Hall was packed and the heat was on as the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) listened to testimony related to the MN Power and Dairyland Power Cooperative  proposal to build a natural gas plant in Superior, WI. Many environmental , consumer advocacy, and even the large industrial groups who use 2/3rds MN…

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Partners in Affordable Housing joins Just Solar Coalition garden

As Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light and the Just Solar Coalition continue to increase access to affordable, local, community-owned clean energy in southern Minnesota, we are thrilled to share about an exciting new partnership in Mankato! 17 housing units owned by Partners for Affordable Housing have joined the Just Solar Coalition community solar garden in…

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