Category Archives: Energy

We’re on the Mpls/St Paul Home Tour

Oops! I should have posted this on Friday but it’s not too late. Our house is on the Minneapolis/St. Paul Home Tour. The Tour continues on Sunday, April 289 from noon to 5 pm. A representative from Innovative Power Systems, … Continue reading

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Intro to Solar Cookers

Every year my husband’s family took a trip to Arizona to visit his grandmother. He has vivid memories of eating hot grapefruit and soggy crackers that were left in the back window. Despite those unappetizing memories, he’s willing to give … Continue reading

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First Unitarian Wins Energy Competition, Tour the Building and Learn How

In 2011, the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis won an EPA Energy Star national building competition, “Battle of the Buildings,” in the House of Worship category for their efforts to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By taking advantage … Continue reading

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Energy and Environment Conference at William Mitchell

At the third annual Energy and Environment Conference takes place at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul on March 14, from 11 am to 4:30 pm. Legislators and government officials, environmental advocates and industry leaders will discuss: The … Continue reading

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The Truth Behind the Tar Sands

We hear a lot in the media and from politicians about the Keystone pipeline and the Alberta tar sands but most people don’t actually know much about this unique area of the world or the impact that extracting oil would … Continue reading

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Progress on Solar

Solar Hot Air Wondering what we’ve been up to with our plans for solar? We’re moving full steam ahead to meet the Sept 15 deadline for project completion for the Make Mine Solar program. We’ve installed two solar hot air … Continue reading

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September Sustainability Events

As summer winds down and Minnesotans try to fit EVERYTHING into our last month of warm days, September weekends get booked up fast. Here’s some events that should get on your calendar. THIS Saturday, September 10 — Parade of Chicken … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar – Move the Planet – September 24



Moving Planet: a day to move beyond fossil fuels On September 24, thousands (we hope) of Minnesotans will gather at the State Capitol to MOVE THE PLANET toward 350 parts per million (carbon, that is). Learn about the urgent need … Continue reading

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The Morality of Coal

“Our people are dying from the poisonous waters and air. Cancer death rates soar in my homeland, making it one of the highest of any area in the nation. I thought I lived in the “land of the free,” but … Continue reading

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Twin Cities Clean Energy Tour

Want to learn more about renewable energy in our state? The Sierra Club is hosting a Clean Energy Tour on July 30 from 1 to 5 pm. The bus leaves the St. Paul Regional Labor Federation building on 411 Main … Continue reading

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