Northland Sustainable Solutions Blog
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November 23, 2015
Despite the ban on Protest in Paris, we will be there to raise our voices against war, racism and pollution profiteering. We stand in solidarity with the countless victims of recent violence in Paris, Beirut, and Mali, as well as their families and loved ones.
Proximity amplifies the terror. And the fear. I learned that on 9-11.
I agonize as I mourn those lost in Paris, and mourn for their families, their friends and colleagues. I am saddened to consider the now indelible line between what came before and what comes after that horrific evening of Friday the 13th. A fresh scar seared into our collective psyche. They say one man’s terrorism is another man’s war of independence
This prayer, inspired by eco-visionary and author Thomas Berry, was written by the Odyssey Fellows 2015 from Pickard’s Mountain Eco-Institute in Chapel Hill, NC.
We pray that the differences among you be honored with respect and dignity rather than judgment, and that you come to the level of communion with one another out of a common love of the earth that unifies us all . . .read more
Native activist Tom Goldtooth and peace advocate Kathy Kelly received the Gandhi Peace Award before a rapt audience at the United Church on the Green in New Haven last Friday (October 30). The prestigious award has been bestowed annually on select recipients for their outstanding contributions to world peace since 1960 by the national organization Promoting Enduring Peace.read more
Yesterday Doug won the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from MnSEIA (Minnesota Solar Energy Industry Association) at their annual conference. MnSEIA is the industry group Doug founded to bring all stakeholders around the table to work out their agreements and differences so as to get renewable energy legislation changed.read more
On September 26th, Northland Sustainable Solutions hosted over 100 guests and raised over $6,000 to help send delegates from the Indigenous Environmental Network to the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris this December. Together we created a powerful community gathering of Visioning for Action.read more
Attend a September 26th community meeting with Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network, and other delegates traveling to Paris in December for the 2015 United Nations Climate Conference.read more
On the first day of the Great Minnesota Get Together, for the first presentation at the ECO EXPERIENCE Sustainability Stage, a wonderful crowd gathered to hear about seven foods that the experts say should be avoided. This information comes from an article published December 8, 2012 in Prevention magazine and it is alarming that so little has changed in these past few years. So, using some drawings that kids made of these foods, we explored the issues for our health that these seven foods represent.read more
Northland Sustainable Solutions and Fresh Energy applaud the historic Clean Power Plan, the largest action ever taken to cut pollution causing global warming. Minnesota businesses, communities, and citizens support the Clean Power Plan for creating big opportunities to grow clean energy jobs as it cuts premature deaths from power plant emissions by nearly 90 percent while ensuring grid reliability and affordable electricity rates.read more
This article talks about reaching sustainability goals for Minnesota cities through the GreenStep Cities project and the involvement of Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs).read more