Media: Grants Awarded from Climate Action and Racial Equity Fund

Aug 6, 2019

CEE is a subcontractor on the MN Renewable Now grant, to support the community lead in energy efficiency and outreach strategies.

From McKnight Foundation:
A new charitable fund that supports local action on climate change has awarded its first grants.

The Minneapolis Climate Action and Racial Equity Fund, a partnership between the City of Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Foundation and the McKnight Foundation, today announced funding to three local organizations that are doing innovative work throughout the city, particularly in diverse, low-income neighborhoods where residents are often disproportionately affected by climate change...

...$25,000 to MN Renewable Now for a project that will combine strong community relationships with clean energy program expertise to empower North Minneapolis residents to take clean energy actions. This project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in two ways: First, it will spur businesses and residents to switch to renewable electricity. Second, it will capitalize on the fruits of recent Home Energy Squad visits to drive insulation and heating system upgrades, thus reducing residential energy consumption. Outreach will be done by local residents who are passionate about building a culture around sustainable energy in a community that has been historically under-resourced, yet has a vast interest in being more “green...”

Read the full article at the McKnight Foundation

MN Renewable Now Website