Upcoming MNIPL events
From: Scott Jackson (sjackzen46gmail.com)
Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2013 23:01:02 -0800 (PST)
Yo EcoMinds/Climate Change Changers!

Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light has begun posting a calendar of its own
events, which I've copied below. I plan to attend the Policy Team meeting
on January 9 at noon to learn more, and I plan to propose at the next CCC
meeting that we participate in the Climate Conversations Pilot Campaign.
(MNIPL is hoping to sign up ten+ congregations to spearhead the project.)

I attended the Be the Spark fall training session and highly recommend it.
I was able to get to know and work with Joy Throm (MNIPL Board Chair),
Cecilia Newton, and Rick Condon from EcoMinds/First U, and that made the
experience even more valuable, so I encourage a small group from EM/CCC to
attend the spring session.

I also plan to attend the March 1 event. I will be meeting with Shannon and
David in early January to discuss hiring Dr. Heather Hackman (
www.hackmanconsultinggroup.org), First U's racial justice consultant, for a
program of similar length and intensity at FUS, based on my having attended
a 90-minute racial justice workshop that she facilitated at First U on
December 15. Because Dr. Hackman also addresses issues of climate justice,
I hope to include some training for EM/CCC in her mandate.

Because of my training experiences with MNIPL and MN350, I have begun
working with both groups. I am calling 80 congregational leaders (mostly
clergy) to encourage wider participation in the 2014 National Preach-In on
Climate Change, as well as to educate them about MNIPL's other programs; I
am joining MN350's Tar Sands Team, which meets weekly; and I have agreed to
help revitalize the Communications Team with several others. I am also
doing research to upgrade some aspects of their website. I encourage others
to build stronger bridges between EM/CCC and MNIPL/MN350 (which share staff
and office space at 2104 Stevens Ave. S.) by attending their events and
joining in the work of their teams.

Scott Jackson
sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com
MNIPL Events:

January 9th: Join our Policy Team.  Our next meeting is at 2104 Stevens
Ave. S.  Noon.  Light lunch provided.  Please sign up
join the team or to indicate you will attend meeting to learn more!
 Julia Nerbonne for more info: julia [at] mnipl.org.

 January 15th: Community Solar Committee Meeting at 2104 Stevens Ave. S.
6:30 to 8:30 pm.  Please sign up
attend! Contact Rick Condon (
condonjefferds [at] charter.net) for more info.

January 27th:  Climate Conversations Introductory Training and Organizing
Meeting at 2104 Stevens Ave. S. 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  Please sign up
attend! Contact Erin Pratt for more information:
erin [at] mnipl.org

 February 2nd, 16th; March 2nd, 16th:  Be the Spark Spring Training
Session.  4:00 to 7:30 each evening.  Location in the metro area.  TBA.
Please register
Contact Erin Pratt with questions
 or for more information: erin [at] mnipl.org.

March 1st: Reconciling
Faith and the Climate Crisis: Addressing Systems of Oppression as Integral
to a Just and Sustainable Future.  Location in the metro area.  TBA.
Contact Erin Pratt with questions or for more information: erin [at] mnipl.org.

<erin [at] mnipl.org>
  • (no other messages in thread)

Results generated by Tiger Technologies Web hosting using MHonArc.