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September 2018

Rise For Climate, Jobs, and Justice

September 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center, 2307 17th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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The weekend before San Francisco’s Global Climate Action Summit, the Peoples Climate Movement will lead a national mobilization for climate, jobs, and justice.

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November 2018

Critical Minerals and the Politics of Clean Energy Production

November 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Institute on the Environment, R380, 1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
+ Google Map (Recording of the Event Above!) Join the Energy Transition Lab for a thought-provoking presentation by IonE Visiting Scholar and Macalester College Professor Roopali Phadke on critical minerals and the politics of clean energy production. Abstract One of the grand challenges of the Anthropocene is to balance our global dream to electrify everything with the brutal fact that clean energy technologies depend on metals mined using nearly medieval techniques around the globe. This presentation examines the politics of securing critical minerals for…

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February 2019

Minnesota’s Solar Opportunity

February 11, 2019 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Institute on the Environment, Atrium, 1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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The growth of solar is not only a shift in how we produce energy – it also has significant land use implications. How might we make it both an economic and an ecological win? Join a panel of Minnesota-based experts for a lively conversation about wide-ranging opportunities to maximize the benefits of solar farms, from providing pollinator habitat to improving soil and water quality. Learn why this innovation is vital for Minnesota’s clean-energy future, what’s already happening, and about the…

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