Presentations & Workshops

Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light (MNIPL) provides the training, skills, and resources to nurture hope in faith communities and to make a positive difference in addressing climate change. All of our presentations and workshops have moved online to maintain the safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We invite your community to host a workshop! Contact [email protected] to coordinate an event. Download a PDF of the workshop descriptions here.


Conversations about COVID-19 and Climate Change

In this 1-2 hour workshop, we share stories of connection, reflect on how our communities are changing as a result of COVID-19, and parallels between the pandemic and climate change. We help participants connect with what they care about most, before articulating together the realities of the multiple crises we face and how they can take action for a more just and sustainable world.

Be the Spark Workshops

Through our Be the Spark leadership development workshops, we train people of faith to be powerful organizers in the climate movement. We offer 1-2 hour custom workshops as well as a two-day training held annually in February & March. New this summer - we are hosting an online training on Thursday evenings! The program focuses on messaging, organizing tools, facilitation training, and deep relationship building. Learn more

Climate Justice Action Planning Meeting

Whether you are just beginning to create a climate justice action plan, or COVID-19 has upended your plans, staff at MNIPL are happy to consult with your team. In this interactive session, we'll share concrete opportunities for action on climate change based on practical, relational, and systemic approaches. Together, we'll create a preliminary next-step plan for your community's action on climate justice!

Solar House Parties

Is your faith community interested in getting involved with local, renewable energy? We'll talk about solar options for your family and faith community, demystify Community Solar gardens and more, all while having fun at our Solar House Parties! Learn more

Line 3 Resistance Workshops

In spring 2018, more than 500 faith leaders signed a letter to Governor Dayton in moral opposition to the proposed Line 3 pipeline, due to the harm it would cause to the Anishinaabe people and global climate. Schedule a workshop to learn more about the proposed Line 3 Pipeline.

MNIPL Presentation

Is your faith community interested in learning more about MNIPL and how we work for climate justice? A staffperson will to speak to your group and help you learn more about MNIPL and opportunities to join the movement!