On October 2nd, Governor Dayton announced that Minnesota is making great progress in creating a clean energy economy with more than 15,000 jobs in solar, wind, energy efficiency, smart grid and biomass.
That’s great news for Minnesota, and especially for today’s youth! It means good paying jobs in an exciting field that will help secure clean air for generations to come. Governor Dayton has led the way on clean energy policies. Now there is one more step we need to take: implement the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. By adopting a Minnesota Clean Power Plan we will help our nation reduce by 30 percent the dirty carbon pollution in the power sector from 2005 levels by 2030. It’s the single biggest action we can take – reducing more carbon pollution than the entire nation of Canada produces.
WSF is responding to this call to action by engaging a team of young leaders across Minnesota, including our YEA! MN high school leaders, in support of the Clean Power Plan. Working in coordination with leaders from environmental organizations across the state, youth have launched an online photo petition and postcard drive calling for action to limit dirty carbon pollution and protect a healthy future for the next generation.
Youth leaders from across the Midwest, along with faith, environmental justice, rural and health leaders, will join the Regional Week of Action, November 17-21 —just a few days before the Clean Power Plan’s comment period ends on December 1st. It’s time to take action – enacting a strong Clean Power Plan is the single largest action we can take right now to reduce dirty carbon pollution, address climate change and build a clean energy future.
Submit your photo petition by 11/14 – an image of you with a sign that reads #ActonClimate to email@example.com
Submit an online comment to EPA before 12/1: http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/how-comment-clean-power-plan-proposed-rule
Get more involved! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org