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|From: Scott Jackson (sjackzen46gmail.com)|
|Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2014 18:33:14 -0800 (PST)|
Here are some New Year opportunities from MN Interfaith Power & Light. FUS is already participating in the 2014 National Preach-In on Climate Change on February 16, thanks to Rev. David's initiative. Although my proposal that the Climate Change Changers and FUS be among the ten congregations testing MNIPL's new Climate Conversations model by participating in the Climate Conversations Pilot Campaign, I'm sure we could still sign on if there's a small green team willing to take up the task. I'm certainly willing to head up the team. I also heartily recommend the four-session Be the Spark workshop series, which I attended in the fall. The first session focuses on climate conversations, so the series would be ideal for building a green team to carry out the campaign. I'd even be willing to attend the February-March series if that would help others to jump in as well. Working at some of the sessions with three UU's from First Universalist made Be the Spark even more helpful. Finally, I plan to attend Love Your Planet Comedy Night on February 15. The more UU's the merrier, as far as I'm concerned. Scott Jackson sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Interfaith Power and Light <erin [at] mnipl.org> Date: Sun, Jan 12, 2014 at 4:00 PM Subject: Solar Opportunities, Climate Conversations and more.... To: sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com Dear Interfaith Friends, Happy New Year! We at MNIPL send our best wishes to you and your loved ones. We enter 2014 offering many opportunities for learning, connection, and inspired action. As we link our efforts and stories together into a broader interfaith climate movement we will catalyze action on climate change. Please read below or visit MNIPL.org to learn what's new, and follow the links to find out how MNIPL can support you! *Interested in Solar?* Groundbreaking legislation in 2013 opened up a world of opportunities to individuals and congregations interested in becoming part of the 1.5% solar that Minnesotans have committed to install by 2020. Join us on January 15th, 6:30 to 8:30 PM at 2104 Stevens Ave. in Minneapolis. RSVP today<http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=K3iZFDPLuDEGjKDN8%2BQHZYaZJB1RZ6KI>at MNIPL.org. We'll help you explore individual and community options, and provide the support you need as you consider how to make it happen in your community. Check out the Star Tribune coverage on how Mayflower Church<http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=1AVSkYnyP%2BJ80OG3TmCOi4aZJB1RZ6KI>made this happen in 2013. *Climate Conversations: Join Us January 27th and beyond!* Did you know that while most people in the U.S. are concerned about climate change, only one in three ever talk about it? Simply talking about climate change with friends, family and fellow faith community members is a powerful tool for breaking the silence and creating a pathway for engagement. MNIPL is excited to announce we received a grant from the REAMP network to help fund a Climate Conversations pilot campaign, modeled after the success of the Vote No campaign. With that experience, folks in faith communities around the Twin Cities have already begun having heartfelt conversations with those around them about their hopes, shared values and concerns. Click here<http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=iqgcKdvlXclNcx3HKjosCYaZJB1RZ6KI>to learn about our Climate Conversations Pilot Program, and consider becoming one of 10 congregations testing this promising new model. You are invited to attend our Climate Conversations training on January 27th to learn how you can be empowered to break the silence while contributing to this crucial pilot campaign! RSVP here<http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=14h502yeWEtutT20FnJMQoaZJB1RZ6KI> . *Join us for Love Your Planet Comedy Night* We hope you will join us for our fundraiser, "Love Your Planet Comedy Night," with The Theater of Public Policy and J. Drake Hamilton, Science Policy Director at Fresh Energy. This is sure to be both entertaining and informative! Saturday, February 15, 7:00 to 9:30 pm at St. John's Episcopal Church, 4201 Sheridan Ave. S., in Minneapolis. Click here <http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=UuBantwXXL2mwIRw77dYBoaZJB1RZ6KI>to reserve your tickets today! Help us raise needed resources, and support the auction. Please contact Sidney (spatnoeh [at] gustavus.edu) if you have a lake cabin, a talent, or an item to donate. *Be the Spark!* Are you interested in working on climate change in your community and don't know how? Has your community been involved in the past but seems to be stuck now? Register today<http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=5DteNfa4ewddjvMidAgx94aZJB1RZ6KI>for MNIPL’s 2014 Spring, “Be the Spark” workshop series. This is a rare opportunity for you, as a member and leader in your faith community, to learn content and skills for effectively leading climate change action. Participants are invited to bring their gifts and insights as we create a collaborative learning community and move forward in active faith toward engagement on climate change. We will meet every other Sunday evening from 4:00 to 7:30 pm from February 23rd to April 6th. Please send this invitation on to others in your community you think might be interested. Past participants found it was helpful to have a few folks from their community present so they could learn and build something new together. *Get Involved!* >From a community solar informational meeting, to team meetings, to reconciliation trainings, the spring calendar offers diverse and meaningful opportunities. Please check out our calendar of events<http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=X65%2BeNfksHCRZnNJO6DX%2B4aZJB1RZ6KI>to learn more and sign up for what interests you. Looking to dive deeper? Support the development of Political Advocacy, Solar, Messaging and Divestment teams at MNIPL. These teams are looking for active volunteers to coordinate resources and opportunities that will engage congregations across Minnesota. If any of these areas interest you, join us for one of our upcoming meetings<http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=5ECk14exILiJJN9UGRJGMYaZJB1RZ6KI>. We would also love to partner with you as you build momentum within your own congregation. Please contact me (erin [at] mnipl.org) today if you would like to get more involved. Wishing you a wonderful week, Erin Pratt MNIPL Program Coordinator (612) 716-3336 Unsubscribe Here.<http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=cY81cTcUslYFMyAFxpWmqN4aY8Rtn5%2F8> [image: empowered by Salsa] <http://www.salsalabs.com/?email>
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