Rural Climate Policy Priorities

The intent of this working document is to describe climate change concerns specific to rural communities in the United States and identify...

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Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light believes the active care of creation is integral to spiritual life and social justice. We respond to climate change by bringing Minnesota's faith communities together and by providing opportunities for congregations to join the growing climate justice movement. Since our founding in 2004, we have mobilized religious support for landmark legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Minnesota, educated hundreds of thousands of congregants, and worked with every major religious denomination in the state.

 

What does Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light see as the... read more

This is the Forest Guild's policy statement on climate change and forests. 

Forests have an effect on, and are influenced by, changing levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses (GHG) in Earth’s atmosphere and the resulting changes in climatic conditions. This policy statement outlines management that enhances forests’ ability to adapt to climate change and mitigate the effects of climate change through increased carbon sequestration and storage or forest restoration activities that reduce risk of high-severity fires. The first priority is to protect and prevent the conversion and deforestation of forestland. The second... read more

CEI specializes in “triple bottom line” financing for businesses that are often playing a direct or indirect role in strengthening community response to climate change. Our borrowers are advancing renewable energy technologies; creating sustainable fishery, forestry, aquaculture, and farming practices; developing energy-efficient (and affordable) housing, commercial real estate, and community facilities; and are on the front-line in stewarding Maine’s considerable natural resources. In March 2014, CEI convened its 2nd Annual Impact Investing Roundtable to further stakeholder conversations about Climate Change, Social Equity &... read more

This is the story of the redevelopment of an abandoned mill in rural Maine, which now has a new life powered by renewable energy and wired for gigabit broadband. This mixed use complex includes a restaurant, boutique hotel, 22 affordable housing units, and business tenants. 

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