As Flora’s 11th birthday approached, all she could think about was the planet and what her future would hold. So instead of asking for birthday gifts, Flora requested that her friends and family donate to Fresh Energy. If you’re like me, you think about kids asking for a phone or a video game. But not Flora and not this year.
All around the world, kids are telling us what they want, loud and clear: a safe, bright future, with clean air and a healthy climate.
Here in Minnesota, young people are walking out of school and marching for climate—demanding that we take action at the scale of the problem. And don’t we owe it to them to give it our best shot?
With your support, Fresh Energy has made great progress moving Minnesota’s economy off of fossil fuels onto a cleaner, healthier energy system. But we must do much more, and fast.
With the federal government moving us backward on climate, we need everyone to come together, stand up, and show our children and the world that we will not back down on our commitments for a brighter future. Right now, there are big opportunities for Minnesota to lead.
- Clean Cars Minnesota promises to reduce pollution from transportation and ensure Minnesotans can buy the latest zero emission car models. Fresh Energy advocacy set the stage for this bold action by Governor Walz this fall and in the coming year we will be making sure the rulemaking process gets the details right.
- 100% clean energy can and must be a reality for Minnesota. We will be working at the Minnesota State Capitol with a broad network of partners to secure state laws that increase investments in renewables and efficiency—and promote the innovation we need to embrace the energy system of the future.
- Our clean energy economy must continue to advance. Fresh Energy is playing a leadership role on workforce diversity initiatives at the state level and we are securing multiple options for Minnesota businesses to embrace renewables and efficiency to improve their bottom line. In work at the Public Utilities Commission, we are shaping a powerful clean energy market here that leaves no one behind and inspires people to live, work, and do businesses in Minnesota.
By supporting Fresh Energy, you are making your voice and climate priorities heard, effecting positive change at the scale of the problem. Flora and other children her age will experience the impacts of climate change in their lifetime. Let’s not let them down.
You can be the change you wish to see in the world. Please give today.