6 Ways to Make a Difference for Our Climate and Water

The Minneapolis Foundation’s OneMpls LIVE! events bring people together to learn about issues, connect with local organizations, and take action on important issues in our community. Our Spring 2017 convening, Our Planet – Your Legacy, focused on climate change, clean energy, and clean water and featured an expert panel and “speed dating” with more than a dozen local nonprofits. We hope that everyone who joined us at this event left with a better understanding of the climate challenges and opportunities facing our state.

Want to continue making a difference?

  1. Visit our OneMpls Hub to continue learning about trends, issues, and opportunities, and experience the work nonprofits are doing locally to protect our natural resources.
  2. Sign up for Renewable Connect, Xcel’s newest program that delivers a blend of solar and wind energy at an affordable, competitive price. The average customer can power their home with 100 percent clean energy from Renewable Connect for an additional $5 to $7 per month.
  3. Subscribe to the City of Minneapolis’ sustainability newsletter for easy ways that individuals can make a difference.
  4. Advocate for more clean energy by contacting your elected officials and demanding they reject policies that slow clean energy growth.
  5. Ask local businesses that you frequent to join the Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) if they want to be part of a low-carbon economy.
  6. Make a personal donation or volunteer for one of the nonprofits that took part in Our Planet – Your Legacy: