Fwd: Solar Opportunities, Climate Conversations and more....
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

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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
MNIPL.org.  We'll help you explore individual and community options,
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
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

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
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

*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
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
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

*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
learn more and sign up for what interests you.   Looking to dive
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 
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


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