From February 20 through March 1, 2021, the Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis displayed environmental art murals created by artists who participate in MNIPL’s Youth N’ Power program. This exhibit debuted in conjunction with the annual United Nation’s World Day of Social Justice. Analyah Schlaeger dos Santos, MNIPL Youth Program Coordinator, invited the young artists…

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On February 18, 2021, Jewish Community Action offered a 90-minute workshop on antisemitism and white nationalism for MNIPL’s community of people involved in movements for climate justice. This event focused on the relationship between anti-Jewish oppression and the current attacks on our democracy, and the tools we need to build together to move towards a…

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More than 500 people attended the February 10 national rally to #StopLine3! We heard from frontlines leaders about the urgency of confronting the violence happening to the land and people along the pipeline corridor. We were challenged to take up the work of decolonization in our faith communities as a pathway toward healing. We heard…

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In order to create a more just and sustainable future, we know we need to rapidly transition away from fossil fuels and move towards decarbonized options. MNIPL advocates for this future not only by opposing fossil fuel projects, such as the Line 3 oil pipeline, but also by supporting policies that help lower emissions and…

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Delivering food and direct aid to community partners, who in turn helped those most in need during this COVID-19 pandemic, was not what MNIPL envisioned as its 2020 focus for Duluth. But it is what we felt called to do, and it embodies the values of compassion, the sacredness of life, and the collaborative efforts…

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Our collective energy came together on the Winter Solstice as we prayed, reflected, celebrated, and gave attention to the sacredness of water. More than 140 people declared their intention to rebuke the Line 3 oil pipeline and offer a shared dream of justice and sustainability. From near and far, you emailed us images and videos…

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This morning a group of water protectors were arrested, unexpectedly and without warning, as they entered the Wigwam on the banks of the Mississippi River to pray. The group included MNIPL’s executive director, Julia Nerbonne, and solar manager, Buff Grace. The whole group was cited, booked, and released on site. The Wigwam lies on public…

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MNIPL is incredibly proud of the shared effort we all took to mobilize climate voters across our state. Voter turnout in Minnesota came in at some of the highest levels in the country. The collective call we made for climate justice and environmental racial justice issues is propelling us forward into the challenges and joys of our work to come.

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On November 5, 2020, MNIPL testified directly in front of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), advocating for changes to Minnesota Power’s proposed solar rebate program (SolarSense) and an accompanying Low Income Solar grant program. MNIPL has been an official intervenor in various Minnesota Power solar proposals over the past 5 years. Our volunteers, staff, and…

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Minnesota has a strong and effective statewide electoral system with a long tradition of excellent voter turnout. Because we need our care for the planet known at the polls, we want to be certain that every single climate justice vote is counted on Election Day. If you already mailed in your ballot, track it at…

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