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Support Democratic Energy – Give to the Max!

| Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Nov 12, 2014 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/give-to-the-max-2014/

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Contributions Are Matched Up To $25,000!


If you’re reading this, you are probably a big supporter of a democratic energy future.  We appreciate it!

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We’ve been grateful to be at the center of the struggle for a new community-centered energy economy, illuminating a path forward by widely sharing this vision, performing in-depth research, identifying working models, and arming activists and legislators with innovative policies and vivid illustrations.

For the GiveMN Give to the Max day 2014, we have a remarkable opportunity to expand our funding for our democratic energy program.  The 11th Hour Project has generously offered to give ILSR a $25,000 challenge grant if we can raise an additional $25,000 from other sources  – like you!   That’s $50,000 on the table for ILSR’s energy program!

Your support, doubled by this matching grant, will help us continue our cutting edge work including:

  • Challenging a paradigm of centralized utility control of the energy system by bringing democratic energy into the conversation about the 21st century electric utility (“Utility 2.0”).
  • Highlighting the opportunity “microgrids” are offering communities to control their energy use and energy future.
  • Identifying the most promising models for community and cooperative ownership of energy resources.

Please help unlock our matching funds by donating online today or send in your check by mail to:  ILSR, 2720 E. 22nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55406.

Thank you very much for your support.

About John Farrell

John Farrell directs the Energy Democracy initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and he develops tools that allow communities to take charge of their energy future, and pursue the maximum economic benefits of the transition to 100% renewable power. More

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