Take Action

Support the transition to clean energy with these tips for action.

Your voice: Your input matters! Here are current energy and transportation forums open for public comment and/or your attendance:

  • The 100% Campaign is a statewide, multi-racial campaign which is helping people and organizations advance an ambitious clean energy platform. We believe that Minnesotans must act now to ensure our well-being for generations to come. Consider endorsing the campaign here. 

Additionally, be sure to contact your legislator. Let them know who you are and that you care about Minnesota’s transition to clean energy.

Your transportation: Embrace biking and walking. Utilize transit options whenever possible and encourage your elected officials to advocate for electric buses. Consider replacing your gas-powered car with a new or used electric vehicle—depending on your utility and electricity source, it will reduce your carbon emissions by 50 to 95 percent. When flying, strongly consider purchasing carbon offsets.

Your home: Look at new options for heating and cooling with clean electricity. In Minnesota, you may be eligible to sign up for community solar or participate in a utility-sponsored renewable electricity program, like Xcel Energy’s Renewable*Connect or Windsource program. Power with solar by putting panels on your own roof, if financially feasible.

When considering upgrades to your home’s HVAC system, ask about an air source heat pump, sometimes called a mini-split.

Use less energy at peak times, between 4 – 7 PM. Keep an eye out for opportunities to participate in a time-of-use rate pilot, if your utility offers it.

Switch to super-efficient appliances and light bulbs.

Consider swapping out your gas-powered yard equipment for electric—lawn mowers, leaf blowers and garden trimmers all have electric equivalents.

Stay connected. Big decisions on closing coal plants, investing in renewables, energy efficiency, and building codes are coming this year. Join our monthly newsletter for the latest news.

Questions? Contact Caley Long, our senior communications and engagement associate at long@fresh-energy.org or call/text 651 726 7569.