Ways to get Involved with the Morris Model
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Take these simple actions to support Morris being a model in sustainability.
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Check out upcoming events below!
- Wednesday, September 16 at 12:00 pm CT
Learn about solar energy and how our nonprofit co-op model simplifies the process of going solar on your home or small business from the comfort of your own home. This will be a live presentation so you'll be able to ask questions. This is a REAP and Rural Business Webinar aimed at getting you connected with the Morris Solar United Co-op effort. To learn more and to register, go here.
Behind and Beyond the Meter in Electricity
- September 18, 12:30 pm CT
Dr. Sioshansi advises domestic and international clients on strategies to respond to the rapid transformation of the electric power business. He is the editor and publisher of EEnergy Informer, a monthly newsletter with international circulation, now in its 30th year of publication. His professional experience includes working at Southern California Edison Co. (SCE), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), NERA, and Global Energy Decisions. Since 2006, he has edited 13 books published by Academic Press. To learn more and to register, go here.
- September 23, 3:30-4:15 pm CT
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.
Below are simple action items that you can do yourself that will have a profound impact!
Time Sensitive: Explore Joining the Morris Solar Co-op & Add Solar to Your House
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.
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.
Click on the links below to be directed to ways to connect with them:
State Senators & Representatives
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.
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.
Stay Connected Through Social Media & Email
Liking us on Facebook is a great and simple way to stay engaged and stay up to date on any news.
Be Added to Our Email List
We promise that we won't fill up your emails with unnecessary information and spam! Rather, we will email you with important information and updates on our work with opportunities to get involved. Do not miss out!