Our Goal: 100% Renewable Energy in Rochester By 2030
Rochester is ready to make the transition to 100% renewable energy. Our goal is for Rochester to act on our values as America’s City for Health to help solve the largest public health risk the world has ever faced: climate change. We aim for Rochester to commit to a just, equitable, and fast transition to 100% renewable energy, develop a realistic plan for this transition, adopt the plan, and implement the plan. To make this goal happen, Rochester needs your help.
Why Go 100% Renewable?
Transitioning to 100% renewable in the next 10-30 years is necessary to help avoid the worst effects of climate change. While this change provides us with our best chance to avoid oncoming risks, it also comes with added benefits.
We Need 100% Renewable…Right Now
We’re already seeing the effects of climate change right now.
There is now more carbon in the atmosphere that any time in human history, intensifying the greenhouse effect and warming the world.
Weather is becoming more unpredictable, dangerous, and deadly.
The oceans are warming and sea levels are rising at an alarming pace.
The Opportunities Before Us
Transitioning to 100% renewable able energy comes with added benefits.
Create local, prevailing wage, and family sustaining jobs.
Create a more resilient energy system safer from extreme weather and outside attacks.
Lock in low, family-friendly energy prices protected from volatile gas prices.
Keep our energy dollars in the MN economy.
Find Your Motivation To Support Change
Change can be hard. Even when you know it’s the right thing to do. Even when you know the potential to benefit. The key to change is finding your motivation.
Who do you what a better life for? Who do you want a better, more sustainable world for? This might be your children, your grandchildren, your parents, your friends, or even yourself. We have a small window of time to get the wheels of change moving right now to meet our goals in the next 10 years. You can help make this change a reality and set your family, friends, and yourself up for the best chance at a sustainable future.
Minnesota Cities Already Committed To 100% Renewable
More than 100 cities around the U.S. have already committed to 100% renewable energy. Three cities here in Minnesota are leading the North Star State to real climate action! Take a look at their commitments and plans.
Minneapolis, MN has committed to 100% renewable electricity for municipal facilities and operations by 2022, and 100% renewable electricity for community-wide by 2030.
How You Can Help Rochester Reach 100% Renewable
There are those that don’t think this plan is possible. There are people and groups that will actively work against the transition.
This is why YOU are essential. You understand the need to transition to 100% renewable. Luckily there are easy ways to show your support.
Sign up for the newsletter
Stay informed on progress towards the plan and how you can help.
Sign the petition
Over 1000 people have signed the petition in support of 100% renewable energy in Rochester. Our goal is to get another 1000 Rochesterites signed up to show our strong support for the transition.
Show Your Support To City Leaders
Show your City Leaders that you support taking action now. Contact the Mayor and your City Council Member directly below to thank them for their support or encourage them to support 100% renewable energy in Rochester.
💯 = Strongly supports 100% renewal
★ = Has indicated support for 100% renewable
〰️ = Has not yet indicated support for 100% renewable
Kim Norton 💯
Thank Mayor Kim Norton for her strong support of 100% Renewable.
Randy Staver ★
City Council President
Council member Randy Staver has indicated his support for the 100% renewable goal.
Patrick Keane ★
Council member Patrick Keane has indicated his support for the 100% renewable goal.
Michael Wojcik 💯
Thank council member Michael Wojcik for his strong support.
Nick Campion 💯
Thank council member Nick Campion for his strong support.
Mark Bilderback 〰️
Let’s ask council member Mark Bilderback to support the 100% renewable energy goal.
Shaun C. Palmer 💯
Thank council member Shaun Palmer Wojcik for his strong support.
Annalissa Johnson ★
Council member Annalissa Johnson for has indicated her support for the 100% renewable goal.
Cities & Communities Committed To 100% Renewable
More than 100 cities around the U.S. have already committed to 100% renewable energy and the list is growing. View the full list.
Your Rochester Neighbors That Support 100% Renewable
Over 1000 people have signed the petition to show their support for 100% renewable energy in Rochester. See some of the supporters below.