Minnesota school district makes 100% renewable electricity goal

By Michelle Froese This week, Minnesota’s District 197 School Board passed a resolution establishing the goal of transitioning the school district to 100% clean electricity by 2020. According to the Sierra Club, the district has made great strides toward 100% clean electricity and this resolution formalizes the district’s commitment.
District 197 is one of many Minnesota school districts with grassroots clean-energy campaigns pushing for similar commitments. Other districts include Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, and Mounds View.
This effort was led by district leaders, students from the LIVEGREEN club, and supported by Sierra Club’s Climate Parents program. Students presented a petition to the board with

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