Tag Archive for Cooperative Energy Futures

The Visibility Cloak: Creating Collective Attention

At an April 19 “Sustainable We” forum, the topic was how we make the invisible visible. Discussion leaders included Sarah Super of Break the Silence, who gives voice to rape survivors partly by telling her own story… Kathleen Schuler of Healthy Legacy, who works to reduce dangerous toxins in the home… and Shalini Gupta of Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy,…

Sustainable We #4: Where Does the Sun Shine on Renewable Energy?

“We are well served by having the educated, aware, thoughtful and passionate individuals we have in Minneapolis who want to collectively do in a better way. How are we designing a sustainable environment together?” Topic #4: “Where Does the Sun Shine on Renewable Energy?” Our city-wide series of “Sustainable We” conversations continued January 19 with a panel discussion at the community room…

Announcing: Lake Street Energy Challenge

Lake Street Energy Challenge boundaries

Although the launch of community solar gardens in Minneapolis is taking longer than many would like — developers applied to Xcel Energy in December 2014 and the approval process is slow — there will be opportunities for residents, without a large upfront investment, to participate in solar energy before the end of 2016. For a…

Removing Barriers to Saving With Solar

At a recent forum (Conscious Living Expo), Timothy DenHerder-Thomas of Cooperative Energy Futures responded to MPLS Green founder Mikki Morrissette’s concerns about barriers to community solar garden cost savings for Minneapolis residents. What are the barriers to Minneapolis solar? How are they resolved? And — do you know how much coal a typical Minneapolis family…

10 Steps for Sustainable Living

Introducing the vision of implementing sustainability habits in 10 days, and the experts at a recent MPLS Green forum Our neighborhoods… our communities… our cities… our country…. our planet is interconnected. We can’t take one step without affecting another. In a similar vein, every step we take can make a positive impact on something else.…