Tag Archive for grassroots

Forum: The Visibility Cloak

“Sustainable We” Forum April 19, 2016 The Club Room at Red Stag  MPLSGreen/Sustainable We hosted a forum titled “The Visibility Cloak” as part of the citywide Fierce Lament activities coordinated by art activist Camille Gage. How are we making the rape of our land/air/water and people visible? How do important issues come to light — especially those that…

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…

Kids Tackle Oil

The Royalton Youth Energy Summit (YES!) Team learned that one quart of used motor oil, when not disposed of correctly, can contaminate 250,000 gallons of water. They wondered what happens to that used oil? Once upon a time that oil was dumped on gravel roads to keep dust down — but that is environmentally unsound,…

Policy: The Greening Potential of Minneapolis

Excerpt from updated article posted Dec. 11, 2014 by John Farrell at CleanTechnica In August 2013, Minneapolis was in the news for considering a take-over of its energy utilities. Now they are back in the news for supporting a first-in-the-nation clean energy partnership with those same utilities and a pioneering effort to bring more local…