SACRED ACTION BLOG

Updates from the Interfaith Climate Movement

My testimony on Xcel Energy’s 15-year plan

October 31, 2019

MNIPL Board Member John Dunlop delivered this testimony a public hearing on Xcel Energy’s proposed 15-year plan in St. Cloud, MN on October 23, 2019. The outcome of Xcel’s 15-Year…

Second Annual Gathering at the Headwaters

October 25, 2019

Following the Global Climate Strike, MNIPL, the RISE Coalition, and Honor the Earth camped out by the Headwaters of the Mississippi River for our second annual weekend-long community Gathering and…

Clarks Grove community solar array is live!

October 3, 2019

For a few years now, MNIPL has worked in close partnership with Cooperative Energy Futures (CEF) to expand participation in cooperative solar energy. We’re excited to announce that the 1.3…

Sign the Climate Emergency Petition!

September 13, 2019

We are in a Climate Emergency. As people of faith, it is our moral responsibility to speak truth to what is happening around us. Please join us and call on…

Volunteer Highlight: Sam Kinzel

August 15, 2019

Thanks to Sam Kinzel for volunteering with MNIPL this summer to help mobilize for the climate strike! Here’s more about Sam: Hello! My name is Sam, and I’m an Eden…

Meet Jayda Pounds, guest instructor at Youth N’ Power camp

July 2, 2019

We’re thrilled to welcome Jayda Pounds as an instructor at Youth N’ Power camp for our “business projects” week, July 15-19. Jayda is a recent graduate from the University of…

Pilgrim Lutheran’s Race to Reduce

July 1, 2019

By Carl Samuelson, Pilgrim Lutheran Church At Pilgrim Lutheran Church, we seek to be a leader in modeling solutions to the climate crisis. One of the ways we’ve met our…

MNIPL Just Solar Bulk Buy offers group discount to Twin Cities residents

June 13, 2019

MNIPL is excited to offer a Twin Cities bulk buy program in partnership with Apadana Solar, a locally-owned solar installer and partner in the Just Solar Coalition. The bulk buy…

My Response to Insight News: Environmental Justice means No Line 3

May 10, 2019

By Analyah A. Schlaeger dos Santos Background: In April 2019, local media outlets Insight News and the Minneapolis Spokesman-Recorder published articles titled “Environmental Racism Grows as Environmental Groups Turn Increasingly…

Faith leaders and community gather for Duluth Earth Day Forum

May 8, 2019

On April 28th, MNIPL’s Lake Superior Network joined with the Oreck-Alpern Interreligious Forum and Temple Israel of Duluth to co-host an Earth Day Interfaith forum called Climate, Spirit, and Change. The…

Calling young people! Join us for Youth N’ Power Camp

April 26, 2019

My name is Analyah, and I am MNIPL’s Youth Program and Interfaith Garden Coordinator! I have recently joined the wonderful team at Interfaith Power and Light, and with nearly 10 years…

MN House Passes 100% Renewable Energy Legislation!

April 25, 2019

Last night in an historic vote, the Minnesota House passed the Jobs & Energy Omnibus, including language supporting 100% renewable electricity by 2050! This is a major step forward, directly connected…