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Impact Power Solutions’ 2nd Annual Solstice Solarbration
June 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Impact Power Solutions (IPS) has just announced the second annual Solstice Solarbration Fundraiser! Join IPS, partners, friends, and special guests at the Como Zoo and Conservatory to celebrate the longest day of the year and support an amazing nonprofit!
The evening will include tasty food, delicious drinks, festive music, and games, with the conservatory’s beautiful views serving as the backdrop. IPS will be raising funds to support the Footprint Project and learning more about their mission of providing cleaner energy access to communities in crisis.
Prepare for the rare occasion where the sequel is better than the original! 144 people attended the first Solarbration, and IPS raised over $4,000 for great causes. This year IPS is setting its sights even higher with a fundraising goal of $7,500!
Tickets include unlimited food and drinks along with access to the conservatory’s Fern Room & Centennial Garden. Early Bird ticket pricing lasts until June 1st! Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for information on available sponsorship opportunities.
All proceeds from the event will support the Footprint Project’s work on hurricane resilience in Louisiana, as well as support humanitarian energy access for Ukraine. You can donate directly to the Footprint Project here.
About Footprint Project:
Footprint Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit disaster service organization that focuses on providing cleaner energy access to communities in crisis. We work across the disaster management cycle to deploy sustainable technologies where they are needed most.
About The Speakers:
Ellen clerked for the MN Court of Appeals, was a Hennepin County Public Defender, served as Chair of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, Energy/Environmental Advisor to Governor Dayton, and led the Energy Transition Lab at the University of MN. Ellen grew up in New Jersey, came to Minnesota for college, and never left. She graduated from Carleton College, and University of Minnesota Law School cum laude.
James (Jim) Ladner has practiced law and served on various boards in his career, spanning the energy policy, human rights, and medical technologies sectors. He served as the Founding Board Chair of Fresh Energy. As an Attorney, Jim spent over twenty years at St. Jude Medical handling legal matters in a wide variety of areas and was named attorney of the year by the Minnesota Lawyer publication in 2006. He has been a frequent speaker and panelist at continuing legal education conferences and has served on the Boards of the Cedar Cultural Center and the Advocates for Human Rights. Jim and his family are proud to have installed the first “SmartFlower” solar device in Minnesota at their home. Jim earned his J.D. from the University of Minnesota and obtained a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.