Tag Archive for renewable energy

25 Minneapolis Solar Gardens Are a Step Closer!

In Hennepin County, there are currently 25 Community Solar Garden (CSG) applications, totaling 23.30 megawatts of power, that have been reviewed for completeness – which is the big step prior to the “design and construction” phase of a CSG. Two smaller garden applications (.07 MW) are now in that design phase. To learn more about…

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…

The Energy Field of Nate Hagens

After a decade living the “high life” as a Wall Street trader, in 2003 Nate Hagens left to become a professional hiker and student, and now enjoys living the “low life” with his dogs on a farm in Wisconsin, collaborating with people like one of the early Greenpeace strategists, and teaching an interdisciplinary honors course at the…

A Paris Climate Talk Roundup

I am keeping tabs on news reports coming out of the Paris climate talks, from some of my favorite green sources. I am posting occasional links on the Facebook and Twitter MPLS Green feeds. Here are a few from this first week: A great overview from Vox of the realistic possibilities from Paris What the Paris climate…

Sustainable We Forum: Putting a Value on Waste, by Design

At the second Sustainable We forum, in November 2015, the take-away from the group conversation seemed to come down to three bullet points: Minneapolis has the capacity, if not yet the policies, to emphasize even more sustainable social values; Minneapolis has the innovators, if not yet the awareness about them, to lift up stronger design…

One Point in the Spider Web

In a recent cable TV interview (clip coming), I noted that one of the purposes of the new “Sustainable We” forums, launching October 20th, is to celebrate the people who embrace the fact that we are a part of the interconnected ecosystem — not above it, or apart from it. What are they doing that we can…