Ways to get Involved with the Morris Model

Events

Events

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Action Items

Action Items

Take these simple actions to support Morris being a model in sustainability.

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Stay up to date on our efforts and news by adding us on social media or being apart of our email list.

Events

 

Check out upcoming events below!

Upcoming Events

  • Resiliency Series Session 3: Preparedness in Outdoor Recreation
    Virtual Event
    Apr 27, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Virtual Event
    Join us and outdoor recreational experts to discuss resiliency and preparedness in outdoor recreation activities like hunting & fishing.

Join Minnesota SUN members and renewable energy advocates for a webinar featuring a discussion of how Minnesota can advance solar in our state with the right state policy. State Rep. Jamie Long is assistant minority leader and vice chair of the House Energy and Climate Finance and Policy committee. Jamie is a champion of solar issues at the state legislature and was a leader on working to pass an of the Xcel Solar Rewards program and securing $15 million in additional funding.

Issues we will cover include:

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  • Solar on Schools – An initiative to provide funding to help public schools go solar and include solar in part of the educational curriculum.

  • State tax incentives for going solar in communities served by electric co-ops and municipal owned utilities – This will help level the playing field for Minnesotans who cannot benefit from the Xcel Solar Rewards program.

  • Right to Go Solar for Minnesotans living in Homeowner Associations (HOA) – Some HOA’s have rejected solar in their communities. Other states have addressed this issue and created a right to go solar.

  • And most importantly the ideas and vision you bring to the discussion

To register, click here.

Installing solar on 30 million rooftops will provide the stimulus we need to help our economy recover. It will make our energy system fairer and our communities healthier. Speakers will discuss this idea and what you can do to make it a reality.

To learn more and register, click here.

In the first virtual gathering of CERTs' (Clean Energy Resource Teams) new Energy Futures series on Wednesday, September 23 at 3:30 pm we'll explore the future of low-carbon transportation fuels with:

  • Brendan Jordan, Great Plains Institute

  • Erin Meier, Green Lands Blue Waters

  • Michael Reese, University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center

To learn more and register, click here.

Action Items

 

Below are simple action items that you can do yourself that will have a profound impact!

Learn about or join the Morris and Southwest Prairie Solar Co-op!


This co-op is open to residents in Morris and surrounding Southwest Minnesota including these counties: Big Stone, Brown, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Douglas, Grant, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Pope, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, and Yellow Medicine.

 

In addition to competitive pricing on solar panels, being apart of a co-op you get:

  • Info to help you understand solar. Our vendor-neutral solar experts are here to help you understand how solar works and make the best decision for your energy needs.

  • A direct line to ask specific questions. You can call or email us anytime you need help. We’ll be here now and long after you install solar.

  • Community. You’ll join the growing solar movement. You’ll have a built-in network of support and inspiration from others who, like you, are taking a stand for energy freedom and advancing the clean energy economy.

  • A bigger impact! Going solar creates jobs, and puts energy production and its benefits back in the hands of the people and contributes to cleaner air and water for everyone. A solar co-op amplifies those outcomes exponentially.

To learn more, visit the Morris Area Solar United Co-op website by clicking here.

Write to & Get to Know Your Local Elected Officials 

Let your local elected officials know that you support your community being a model in sustainability and encourage them to take efforts to support this mission! Our local elected officials can help advance initiatives focused on sustainability. 

When communicating with our elected officials, ask them to support our Strategic Plan and the Big Three Goals which can be found here

 

Click on the links below to be directed to ways to connect with them:

Recycle & Recycling Tips

If you haven't yet, start recycling by going to the City of Morris's website! This is a simple way to help our community become more sustainable. 

Recycling can be confusing at times, here are some tips and information.

Supply Your Home with Renewable Energy - Enroll in the Otter Tail Tailwinds Program

If you are an Otter Tail Power costumer, you can supply your home fully or partially with renewable and clean electricity​! Learn more by clicking here.

How it works: 

  • Energy is available for purchase in 100-kilowatt-hour blocks. You choose how much you want to buy. Use wind energy to power your entire home or business, or just a few appliances.

  • You can enroll at any time. Once you enroll, you'll start seeing a small additional charge on your monthly electric service statements. This helps cover the cost of adding wind-generated electricity to our resource mix. Learn about the small additional fee here.

 

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