Oak Grove hosted a successful Earth Day “Electrify Everything”event on Saturday, April 22, 2023. The event featured talks by Buff Grace of Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light on the federal Inflation Reduction Act and by Alexis Troschinetz of CERTs/UMN Extension on Heat Pumps as a powerful climate solution.
The event also included tours of Oak Grove’s Green projects including: Solar, EV charging, Insulation, Heat Pumps, Recycling-Composting, Rain Gardens, and LED Lighting throughout the church. Scroll down for photos and links to slide shows.
Thanks to the volunteers: Pdon Pinkham, Bob Gerdes, Eric Duvall, Amanda Fineran, Larry Klueh, Al Greimel, Randy Dop, John and Mary Crampton, and Ruth Dukelow; staff members Sue Gjerset, Mary Koon, and Bart Roush, along with partnering organizations Erica Sniegowski and Peggy Kvam of Nine Mile Creek Watershed District and Madyson Hoese of the American Lung Association Minnesota. We estimate that 70 people attended, many from other faith communities who came to learn from our work here at Oak Grove. Next up is our annual EV Expo in late September…. stay tuned.