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Our Goals
  • Sustainable energy supplies
  • Emissions reductions
  • Energy efficiency improvement
  • Alternative transportation fuels
  • A cleaner future!
Upcoming events

    Nov
    21
    Thu
    24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action @ Plains Art Museum
    Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

    The Climate Reality Project ® presents:

    24 hours / Truth in Action

    You are invited to attend 24 hours of Reality: Truth in Action:

    November 21st, 2019, 9:00am – 11:30am

    Plains Art Museum

    704 First Ave N Fargo, ND 58102

    Speaker:

    Paul Jensen –The Climate Reality Project ®

    Paul is one of over 20,000 volunteers trained by Former Vice President Al Gore, who will hold public presentations and conversations on our changing climate in schools, community centers, workplaces, and more across all 50 US states and in over 50 countries worldwide. This will be a great opportunity to talk about the climate crisis, what it means for our community, and the solutions and actions we can take to make a difference. Paul N Jensen, of Danish origin is an international business owner now located in Fargo North Dakota. Paul will present a slide series on global warming, its effect on our planet and close to our homes. He has gained his experience from being stationed abroad in various management positions to 8 different countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa for more than 25 years by ABB, Ltd., a Swiss-Swedish multinational corporation headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and operating mainly in robotics, power, heavy electrical equipment, as well as automation technology areas.

    Paul has firsthand witnessed climate changes from his many travels to more than 56 countries around the globe. His presentation will cover a general overview of the factors that influence the rapid change we are experiencing and build on research carried out by members of the Club of Rome from a recently published report, aptly named “Come On!”.

    It’s going to be a great opportunity to talk about the climate crisis, what it means for our community, and the solutions and actions we can take to make a difference.

    I hope you’ll join us. Everyone is welcome!

    Nov
    23
    Sat
    24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action @ Fargo Public Library
    Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    The afternoon is hosted by Ed Gruchalla, Chairman of C.L.E.A.N.

    All around the world, presenters from a strong group of over 20,000 volunteers trained by Former Vice President Al Gore, will hold public presentations and conversations on our changing climate in schools, community centers, workplaces, and more across all 50 US states and over 50 countries worldwide.

    It’s going to be a great opportunity to talk about the climate crisis, what it means for our community, and the solutions and actions we can take to make a difference. I hope you’ll join us. Everyone is welcome!

     

    Program as follows:

    2:00 PM Program Starts – Ed Gruchalla Chairman of C.L.E.A.N.

    2:05 PM City of Fargo opening statement – Mike Redlinger Assistant City Manager, Mike Williams, Parking Commissioner

    2:15 PM Human Entanglements with Nature: A visual Interlude. Tim Lamey / Dayna Del Val speaking about the messaging and reach o

    2:30 PM Global warming and the effects thereof. 24 Hours/Truth in Action – Paul Jensen

    3:30 PM Sustainability and our Moral Role by Professor Ray Hammerling Ph.D

    4:00 PM Panel discussion R. Hammerling/ P Jensen/ D. Del Val/T. Lamey/ M Redlinger/M Williams – with questions from the audience

    4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Art exhibit open for sale and EV Cars outside for demonstration, weather permitting

    Nov
    26
    Tue
    FM CLEAN General Meeting @ Northport Fargo Public Library
    Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Featured Speaker
    Jennifer Toso-Kenna, is a school counselor at Davies High School in Fargo, and recently was first runner-up at the 2019 Mrs. ECO International pageant at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

    The ECO International Pageant is an event that allows delegates to represent the country in which they reside, work, attend school, or that is at least 30% of their heritage. Being 50% Norwegian, Toso-Kenna represented Norway. Toso-Kenna received the overall highest interview score.

    Toso-Kenna directs the Miss North Dakota and Miss Minnesota Earth USA pageants and has started her own nonprofit, the Sustainable Beauty Foundation, whose purpose is to educate and raise awareness on global climate change and sustainable living.

    Her platform focuses on what one person can do for the environment, teaching and modeling sustainable behavior to show how small changes can make a huge difference.

    Toso-Kenna is a 1997 graduate of Valley City High School, a 2001 graduate of Valley City State University, and a 2008 graduate with a Masters of Education in School Counseling from North Dakota State University. She lives in Fargo with her husband Don and their son and daughter.