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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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Welcome Pastors Roosevelt & Theresa of Shiloh Temple!

MNIPL is honored to welcome Pastors Roosevelt and Theresa Williams from Shiloh Temple to our staff! Shiloh Temple in North Minneapolis is home to the new community solar array launched this summer in partnership with the Just Solar Coalition. They will be leading a solar outreach program in North Minneapolis, including tours of Shiloh Temple…

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In Remembrance of Mary Lou Grahek

Mary Lou was a dear friend to many of us for years and co-chair of Congregations Caring for Creation, MNIPL’s original name, since its beginning in 2015. Three years ago, she readily joined in the two-month “Be the Spark” program that MNIPL offers to prepare folks for climate advocacy in their parishes. Mary Lou was…

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Honoring Ed Owens

Dear friends, It is with great sadness that I write about the passing of MNIPL staff member Ed Owens late last week. Ed was an incredible light in our movement for climate justice. He brought humor and joy to every relationship, and he helped many of us to live into the commitment to link racial and economic justice with…

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Protecting the Sacred: A Gathering at the Headwaters

On September 21-23rd, 2018, we came together at the invitation of water protectors, and in collaboration with Honor the Earth and the Minnesota Council of Churches, to honor the sacred headwaters and to urge decision makers to block Line 3. On Sunday, we gathered for an indigenous-led interfaith vigil at the Mississippi Headwaters where leaders…

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