Interested in sustainability? Want to get involved in environmental action? Check out the events below!
Solar Energy Taking off in MN
When: Tuesday, April 18th, 6:00-8:15pm
Where: 5200 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443, USA
Dan Ruiz, Brooklyn Park’s Operations and Maintenance Manager, will tell us about the city’s big venture into solar energy. He will describe which buildings were chosen for solar panels, how the solar panels will be financed, and how much money the city expects to save on its electricity costs.
There will be a free pizza buffet at 6pm.
Minnesota Water Action Day at the Capitol!
When: Wednesday, April 19th
Where: Training/Meetings with Legislators 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Rally in the Rotunda at 1:00 PM
This is a day of public action and advocacy to let lawmakers know we care about our water. This all-day event will include a rally, issue trainings and meetings with your legislators. Come for all or part of the day.
There will be trainings in the morning, on how to actively engage legislators and on the water issues that we face in Minnesota. Throughout the day there will be events and other ways to keep people engaged, and the rally will be held in the Capitol Rotunda at 1:00 PM with more than 20+ water groups..
No RSVP necessary for the rally. RSVP to participate in issue trainings and meetings with legislators here: mnwateractionday.eventbrite.com
Kids Climate March – MN
When: April 22nd 10am-1pm
This Earth Day, kids will take to the streets and march for climate justice.
Young people are the global frontline of climate impacts since they will suffer worse impacts of climate change than older generations.
Young people know climate change is real.
They know it is human caused.
They know their future is at stake.
They are insistent that our leadership take action
And they are not interested in excuses.
So join us this Earth Day for a powerful, fun, and family friendly march for climate justice.
Where: Begins at the Science Museum of MN, 120 W. Kellogg Blvd. Meets up with the Science March at Cathedral Hill Park at 11am.
Official March for Science – MN
When: April 22nd11am – 2pm
When: beginning at Cathedral Hill Park
The March for Science champions publicly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good, and for political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.
People’s Climate Solidarity March – MN
When: Saturday, April 29th 2:30-6
Join the People’s Climate March solidarity event in the Twin Cities.
The People’s Climate March (2.0) is happening to challenge the backwards and dangerous policies of the Trump Administration and the threat they pose to our climate and our communities.
This is a moment to bring the range of progressive social change movements together. Pushing back against the Trump agenda and at the same time pushing forward on our vision of a clean, safe world where the rights of all people are protected and expanded means we all must work together.
Join us on April 29th as we resist, build, and rise in the face of the threats to our communities. Starts at 2pm at the Federal Building in downtown Minneapolis with a march and rally through downtown.
Students for Justice & Peace will be coordinating transportation to the march for those that want to join! (no need to be a member)
People’s Climate Solidarity March – DC
MN350, MNIPL, TakeAction Minnesota & other local partners will be coordinating buses for members of our communities to head out to Washington, DC from Minnesota. If you’d like to make the trip to DC, there are tickets available for the buses going out.
READY TO MAKE THE TRIP?
Get your ticket here: http://tinyurl.com/pcm2tickets
Notify the department of Justice & Peace Studies at UST if you are an interested student. If enough people are, they will look into funding.
The Energy Fair – St. Paul, MN
When: Monday, May 8th, 12pm – Wed, May 10, 5pm
Where: Harriet Island Regional Park
Celebrate clean energy and sustainable living in St. Paul!
Admission to workshops and exhibits is FREE and open to the public! All Access Passes include featured speakers, entertainment, and solar professional workshops. Discounted Passes on sale April 1 – July 24.
Organized by The Midwest Renewable Energy Association, The Energy Fair started out in Central Wisconsin and is coming to Minnesota for the first time, to build community resilience, energy democracy, and bring folks together to Learn. Connect. and Empower each other to build a sustainable future!
Climate Chaos l Climate Rising
When: Sunset June 10th – Sunrise June 11th
Where: Metro Transit Green Line
Northern Spark is a free all-night art festival exploring the effects of climate change through participatory projects happening in neighborhoods along Metro Transit’s Green Line. From sunset on June 10 to sunrise on June 11, Northern Spark will illuminate and draw audiences to neighborhoods and public spaces all along the METRO Green Line, connecting Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
Experience the largest Northern Spark yet, with nearly 70 art projects organized around neighborhood nodes: Cedar Riverside/West Bank, Weisman Art Museum/East Bank, Little Africa/Snelling Ave, Rondo/Lexington Ave, and Little Mekong/ Western Ave. In downtown Minneapolis the festival moves from its usual river location to The Commons, the new green space at Portland and 5th, and culminates in Saint Paul at Union Depot, the Green Line terminus in Lowertown.
This year, every artist has translated their project into an action you can do on the spot or in the future or every day going forward. Something to cherish, nourish, explore, encourage, modify, argue with, live by, do. Some may think that these actions are trivial. They believe they are not. Taken together, whether over the course of one night or every day for the next four years, they represent the people rising. Only together can we make change