Families Belong Together Poster Making + Letter Writing Night
Jun
29
5:00 PM17:00

Families Belong Together Poster Making + Letter Writing Night

  • 2828 University Ave SE, Suite 160 Minneapolis, MN 55414 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

June 30 is a nationwide call-to-action for #FamiliesBelongTogether. ACLU has partnered with MoveOn.org, National Domestic Workers Alliance, and The Leadership Conference to encourage folks across the country to speak out against the cruel and inhumane practice of detaining children and separating them from their families.  Come meet fellow activists, make posters, and write letters calling for an end to this shameful practice. 

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Volunteer Barbecue
Jun
24
11:30 AM11:30

Volunteer Barbecue

Get involved!

Learn what March for Science MN is doing to fight for science and evidence based policy in this election year! Meet the organizers, enjoy a barbecue at Powderhorn park, and find out how you can get involved!

Bring the whole family!

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Community Q&A - Lower Bills, Cleaner Energy!
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

Community Q&A - Lower Bills, Cleaner Energy!

Affordable energy bills and clean energy shouldn't be available based on your credit.  Minneapolis is exploring the idea of INCLUSIVE FINANCING, which allows every resident and business regardless of income or credit score to lower their energy bills through efficiency upgrades, solar energy, and energy improvements. Come grab some food, listen and ask questions!

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Good Energy: How solar can be a win for water, soil, farms, and pollinators
May
17
7:00 AM07:00

Good Energy: How solar can be a win for water, soil, farms, and pollinators

Solar is booming in Minnesota and across the country, creating a vital opportunity to plant deep-rooted native grasses around and under ground-mounted solar installations. Though early solar projects were planted with gravel, there is growing recognition that pollinator-friendly solar installations can help birds and butterflies as well as improve our water quality, soil, and crop yields. Join Fresh Energy for a conversation with Jordan Macknick, a national energy-water-land expert at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Clare Lindahl, the CEO of the Soil and Water Conservation Society as we explore how we can make pollinator-friendly solar ‘business as usual’ in Minnesota and accelerate the practice elsewhere.

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Minneapolis Park Cleanup
May
12
9:30 AM09:30

Minneapolis Park Cleanup

Help keep Minneapolis Parks beautiful!  On May 12 join volunteers at parks all over Minneapolis to spend a few hours outdoors and clean up our many wonderful parks and learn about various issues affecting our environment and our communities.  This is a family friendly event with activities for all ages!

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Create Harmony: Earth Day Celebration!
Apr
21
12:00 PM12:00

Create Harmony: Earth Day Celebration!

When we join together, we create harmony. Join us with Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light for a day of community, celebration, and action. Together we’ll envision and experience the world we are working for, one that is just, equitable, and sustainable, where everyone’s needs are fully and fairly met, and create a music video to share our message far and wide -- you don’t want to miss it!

Come for all or part of the day:  The day begins with a delicious Indian and Bangladeshi Lunch Buffet.  Afterwards, help Create Harmony and spread the word by music, movement and spoken word.  Finish up the day with an Environmental Justice Happy Hour at Lake and Legends.

Note that the originally planned cleanup of Loring Greenway has been delayed till May 12.

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Minnesota’s Next Steps to a Clean Energy Economy
Apr
17
6:30 PM18:30

Minnesota’s Next Steps to a Clean Energy Economy

Where is Minnesota on the clean energy path? How many jobs can Minnesota attribute to the renewable energy industry? What is the energy efficiency benefit to you and me?

 

In honor of Earth Day, the League of Women Voters Roseville Area will host a symposium celebrating steps Minnesota is taking toward energy efficiency as they affect air and water quality and our economy through lower costs and job creation.  Featured speaker is acclaimed climate and energy policy expert J. Drake Hamilton, Fresh Energy Science Policy Director.  Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine named her “one of Minnesota’s 100 influential people who make things happen.”  

Free and open to the public. Learn more.

Tuesday April 17, 2018
6:30 – 8:00 PM

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
2561 North Victoria Street
Roseville, MN 55113

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Rally for Science Sign Making Event
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

Rally for Science Sign Making Event

Your words have never mattered more!

Created to Grow is teaming up with the March for Science MN to help you prepare for our second annual March for Science! Drop into Community Grounds and find all the supplies you need to create an up-cycled sign for the march. Family friendly location and I'll make sure I have a collection of super science forward books you can share with your young marchers while you make your signs!

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An Inconvenient Sequel: Screening and Panel
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

An Inconvenient Sequel: Screening and Panel

March for Science Minnesota and the Sierra Club Northstar are co-hosting a screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power at 7pm on August 17 at the Landmark's Lagoon Cinema in Uptown Minneapolis. The film will be followed by a 30-minute panel discussion on how you can fight climate change in your own life.  Submit questions for the panel with your RSVP, and we will review them for the discussion.

Meet our panelists:

  • Janne Flisrand, through the Minnesota Green Communities initiative, worked to ensure all the affordable housing funded in Minnesota is healthy and sustainable. She’s written a guide to best practices for green maintenance for multifamily properties. She is also a co-founder of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition (now called Our Streets MPLS), the organization that brought Open Streets to Minneapolis and helped pass the city’s recent protected bikeway plan.
  • Jukka Kukkonen from PlugInConnect is local EV market expert and coordinates the MN Plug-in Vehicle Owners Circle. You can find more information about his work by visiting www.PlugInConnect.com
  • Timothy DenHerder-Thomas is the General Manager of Cooperative Energy Futures, which develops community-owned solar projects that reduce their energy bills through solar at no upfront cost. Timothy is deeply involved in a number of initiatives around energy democracy and community wealth building.
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