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Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light Kick Off Meeting

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Christ United Methodist ChurchSt. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light invite you to join a coalition of Rochester faith communities exploring solar power and energy efficiency as effective ways to Care for Creation.

Kickoff meeting: 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at Cascade Meadow, 2900 19th St. N.W.

Please RSVP by submitting this form.

Dear YOU:

As we learn more about the real and troubling impact of climate change, people of faith in Rochester and throughout Minnesota increasingly are exploring how to deepen the work of caring for God’s creation. At Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, we hear the question, “What else can my mosque, synagogue or church do?” nearly every day.

We answer that question by inviting faith communities to prayerfully consider how to translate the values of their traditions into powerful action to support climate justice. For many communities, that means exploring both energy efficiency and clean energy from community-based solar power.

Many faith organizations are eager to move forward. But they don’t know where to start in navigating the decision-making process. What solutions are most effective? How much does solar cost? How do our choices align with our community’s values?

Fortunately, faith communities do not have to start from scratch or work in isolation to answer these questions. People of faith in a number of regions already are joining together to collaborate, share knowledge and build momentum for cost-effective solutions. We are assembling a similar Faith & Solar Coalition of churches, synagogues and mosques in Rochester, and we invite you to help.

Given the scale and complexity of climate change, we need your community’s gifts, insights and commitment if we’re going to make real progress toward climate justice. Will you join us at our kickoff meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at Cascade Meadow, 2900 19th St. N.W.?

In gratitude,

Brett Benson
Operations Director
Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light
brettbenson@mnipl.org
651-368-1226

For the coalition planning team:

Tom Williamson
Christ United Methodist Church
tomwilliamson75@gmail.com
507-269-4234

Dan Nemes
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
nemesde@gmail.com
314-956-6632

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