Local Climate Awards & Recognition
Environmental Initiative: 2021 Environmental Innovation Award for Second Chance Community Solar Garden Project
Second Chance Community Solar Garden is a collaborative partnership between Renewable Energy Partners, EMERGE Enterprises and Second Chance Recycling Facility, S3 Solar Service Solutions, MN Renewable Now, and Minneapolis Climate Action.
This unique partnership will provide clean, inexpensive energy to solar garden subscribers while simultaneously supporting employment opportunities for underserved communities. The garden could have been designed, installed, and subscribed with a lens of maximum profit for the fewest number of powerful people, but instead was designed with local partners that either embody or center equity.
Climate Action Hero Award 2019
Minneapolis Climate Action is honored to have presented the Climate Hero Award to Michael Chaney. His decades long commitment to racial and environmental justice, urban farming, and community building is a priceless resource in our community. Michael's current focus is the Upper Harbor Terminal redevelopment project in North Minneapolis.
Climate Action Hero Awards 2018
Minnesota State Representative Frank Hornstein and Theresa Harich received the awards in 2018 for their commitment to our community and climate action.
Climate Action Hero Awards
In 2017, Minneapolis Climate Action presented our first Climate Action Hero Awards. One award goes toward representatives of public office and another is presented to an outstanding citizen in recognition of their action on climate.
In 2012, Minneapolis Climate Action partnered with the Blend Awards to present the first EcoBlend award. Blend awards recognize new and remodeled developments which blend to our Minneapolis Neighborhoods. EcoBlend further acknowledges builders using sustainable practices that incorporate eco-friendly design.
- Minneapolis Organics Recycling Pilot & Promotion -
- Energy Efficiency -
MCA partnered with Minnesota Center for Energy and the Environment to promote Home Energy Squad services. MCA engaged hundreds of households with 232 completing home energy squad visits and 73 going on to further improve home energy efficiency through insulation and heating system upgrades. MCA has successfully partnered with Minneapolis neighborhood organizations to buy down the already low costs associated with the program to further incentivize participation.