July 18, 2013


Sam Daley-Harris Visits Minnesota Virtually

Book Release and Fundraiser for Citizens Climate Lobby – Sunday, September 29

book photoJoin us for an evening of community, conversation, food and networking as we celebrate the release of Sam Daley-Harris book Reclaiming Our Democracy – Healing the break between people and government. Sam will join the conversation via conference call.

Sunday, September 29, 2013
Gather 5:00 – 5:45pm
Call with Author 6:00 pm
Followed by food, networking, community and conversation (slide show and/or movie are optional).
Bring food to share if you wish. 
Books available for purchase.
Home of
Paul Thompson & Mindy Ahler
4244 Crocker Ave
Edina, MN 55416
952-920-1547 RSVP please

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Sam Daley-Harris Visits Minnesota in Person

SamReclaiming Our Democracy, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs – Wednesday, October 9, 5:30 – 7pm

Sam Daley-Harris—author, activist, and social entrepreneur—shares the 20th anniversary edition of his book Reclaiming Our Democracy and how the organizations he has founded (RESULTS and the Microcredit Summit Campaign) or coached (Citizens Climate Lobby) have been leading change-makers in three global movements: 1) microfinance, 2) child survival, and 3) climate change. Daley-Harris will discuss how he has helped thousands of ordinary citizens transform hopelessness into extraordinarily powerful advocacy. Humphrey School Senior Fellow and resident grassroots democracy philosopher Dr. Harry Boyte will offer comments.

Register for free tickets here.

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Reclaiming Our Democracy for the Common Global Good, St. John’s University, Collegeville – Thursday, October 10, 7:30pm

A pioneer and global leader in the field of microcredit, Daley-Harris has been a collaborator of Nobel Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus and has been called “one of the certified great social entrepreneurs of the last decades.” His work in poverty alleviation has helped over 100 million of the world’s poorest families. Other recent efforts includes the development of the influential Citizen’s Climate Lobby and the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation.

Click for information on a special pre-event book circle and social hour with Sam Daley-Harris to discuss his book, Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government.

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Community Solar Garden Info Sessions


Learn more about Community Solar Gardens and how you can participate. New legislation in Minnesota has created an opportunity that allows individuals and households to “subscribe” to energy from a solar installation located on a large roof in the community. This gives new options for community members to participate without the need to have a solar installation on their home.

Ken Bradley, from Minnesota Community Solar, will deliver a short presentation and convene a dialogue on the program. Discover how you can partner with Cool Planet to grow this idea!

RSVP 952-920-1547 or mindy@coolplanetmn.org

When: Fridays, September 13th, October 11th and November 15th, 2013
6:30 – 8pm Followed by inspiring films, food and conversation

We will provide a simple local organic main dish. Bring something to share if you wish and join the fun.

Full information on the flyer!


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Teachers, Students, Staff, Parents, Volunteers – Join the Eco Confab Aug 15!

Cool Planet kicked off our Beyond TOLBY program last fall in Edina Schools thanks to a grant from Hennepin County Green Partners!  Help us set the vision for Edina Schools for the coming school year in moving Beyond TOLBY.

Join us for the Cool Planet and Edina Schools Eco Confab on THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 10am – 2pm


This is a back to school gathering of teachers, staff, parents & students wanting to move Edina schools Beyond TOLBY (Turn Off Lights Behind You).

SOUTH VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL – ROOM 312 (thanks to Steve Fresse)

Bring something yummy for a local food picnic lunch


  • Cool Planet’s Beyond TOLBY – What’s it all about?
  • Meet other district eco leaders
  • Share School projects and visions
  • How to involve parents and families
  • Making the link from fearful forecast to positive engagement

Eco Confab Flyer