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November 2019

Support MNIPL on Give to the Max!

November 14, 2019

Minnesota's annual day of giving Give to the Max is coming up Thursday, November 14th, and we are grateful for your support. Donations are accepted for the campaign from November 1st - 14th. Our movement organizing depends on small grassroots donations. Make your Give to the Max gift today.

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Clean Cars Public Hearing – Minneapolis

November 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Join your fellow Minnesotans in support of higher fuel efficiency in vehicles and more options for electric cars. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is holding hearings across the state to get feedback on the recently introduced Clean Cars MN standards which would help to reduce the carbon footprint of transportation in our state. We need strong, broad rules that make clean transportation work for all parts of the state, and public support is necessary to make this happen. Check out…

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Be the Spark in Duluth

November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1710 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55812

"Be the Spark" is a dynamic and experiential leadership development workshop series that builds interfaith community and gives participants premier organizing tools and strategic approaches for engaging their community of faith in climate change solutions. We're excited to bring the training to Duluth in November! RSVP here to participate! Together we'll dive into practices to invite the gifts and skills of fellow community members toward action for a more just and sustainable world. Learn more about MNIPL's Be the Spark training…

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Waseca and Faribault Community Solar Garden Tours

November 16, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

The community solar gardens in Waseca and Faribault are going live! Join us to learn more about these cooperatively-owned solar projects on Saturday, November 16th. Each event includes a 45-minute indoor discussion and Q&A, followed by an optional outdoor tour of the solar garden, about a 5-10 min drive from each indoor location. Waseca Garden: 10:30am at Elysian Area Library. RSVP here Faribault Garden: 1pm at Faribault Park and Recreation Center. RSVP here Questions? Contact [email protected]

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Clean Cars Info Session and Hearing-Mankato

November 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blue Earth County Library, 100 E Main St
Mankato, MN 56001
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Minnesota’s getting ready to make a change. Governor Tim Walz recently announced the Minnesota Clean Car Standards, a set of administrative rules aimed at reducing air pollution and carbon emissions from vehicles. This is an important step in cutting our dependence on fossil fuels and improving the health of our communities. And it’s only moving forward because of support from ordinary Minnesotans like you. As part of the rule-making process, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is holding a series…

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December 2019

Nationwide Climate Strike

December 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Locally and across the country, youth are organizing the next major #ClimateStrike for Friday, December 6th, and they're calling on people of all ages to participate. As the 2020 election season starts heating up, this is our chance to show politicians that supporting anything short of serious climate action is unacceptable. See details for statewide events below:   St Paul Climate Strike December 6 @ 3pm State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, St Paul, MN Summary:…

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Faribault Community Solar Interest Meeting

December 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Faribault Community Center-Peterson Room, 15 Division St. W
Faribault, MN 550521 United States

Join Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light to learn about how you can save on electricity costs by subscribing to a community solar garden. This meeting will provide you with more information about cooperatively owned community solar and give you the chance to get questions answered. MNIPL partners with Cooperative Energy Futures to provide customers with the opportunity to join a cooperative owned community solar garden and take advantage of the financial savings.

This opportunity is open to any Xcel Energy customer in Dakota, Dodge, Goodhue, Le Sueur, Scott, Steele, Waseca, Blue Earth, Faribault, Freeborn, and Rice, counties. Bring your Xcel bill with you so that you can take the first steps in the subscription process. Snacks and refreshments will be served. If you are not able to attend, fill out our interest form and a member of MNIPL’s solar outreach team will contact you. RSVP at

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Tower Hill Brass: A Benefit Concert for MNIPL

December 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Prospect Park United Methodist Church, 22 SE Orlin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States

The sounds of the holiday will be front-and-center as the Tower Hill Brass Ensemble joins PPUMC for the December Community Concert Series performance. This audience favorite always has a delightful array of surprises in store. There is no admission fee, with a freewill offering taken to support the work of MNIPL. It’s sure to be a fun evening for the entire family! Learn more

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January 2020

Prioritize Climate 2020 Webinar

January 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Happy New Year! We look forward to embarking on this important year with you – a major opportunity to shift the tide for climate action. We know that climate change isn’t a future problem—it’s harming communities across Minnesota and the world right now. From wildfires burning across Australia and the West Coast to devastating flooding in the Midwest, we see that the most vulnerable are suffering the most. The five hottest years on record have happened in the past five years. We have a moral…

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Climate & Energy Community Discussion

January 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Stillwater Public Library, 224 3rd St N
Stillwater, MN 55082

Join MNIPL staff member Buff Grace for a Climate & Energy Community Discussion this Thursday, January 9, from 6-7:30pm at the Stillwater Public Library. This is a great way to get informed about solutions to the climate crisis happening in the St. Croix Valley and our region. It is sponsored by Rep. Shelly Christensen and the 100% Campaign. Buff will be joined on a panel by Rep. Christensen and Rep. Jamie Long, the vice chair of the House Energy and…

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