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

  • Town and Country Club 300 North Mississippi River Boulevard Saint Paul, MN 55104 (map)

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.

Later Event: May 19
Rally for Science