Join us by subscribing to our calendar or individual events.

Carbon Capture with speaker Brad Crabtree @ Zoom
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Carbon Capture Flyer 

Economy wide deployment of capture, transport, use, removal and geologic storage of carbon from industrial facilities, power plants and ambient air is essential to meeting mid century temperature targets, including the 2⁰ C climate goal agreed to in Paris and the more ambitious 1.5⁰ C goal. This is confirmed by modeling undertaken by both the International Energy Agency and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Nevertheless, carbon capture remains the most neglected option in the climate solutions toolkit, even though IEA modeling of the 2⁰ C goal indicates that carbon capture must achieve nearly 15 percent of cumulative emissions reductions between now and mid century and 20 percent of total reductions annually by 2050. IPCC modeling of the 1.5⁰ C goal even more starkly illustrates the urgency of carbon capture deployment, with the need to capture and manage CO2 from stationary sources, bringing emissions down to levels near zero and then, ultimately, to go negative through atmospheric carbon removal by mid century.

This presentation will provide an overview of the climate necessity of carbon capture; the critical importance of capturing and managing carbon—both CO2 and carbon monoxide, a precursor of CO2—from key industrial processes that lack other mitigation options; nearly 50 years of successful large-scale commercial deployment in multiple industries; cost-effectiveness in the context of other necessary low and zero-carbon technologies; and scalability to deliver multi-billion ton annual reductions by mid century. The presentation will also describe federal efforts to build on the tremendous success of renewable energy incentives by providing a portfolio of incentives and other federal policies to support carbon capture, enhancing and expanding on the Section 45Q tax credit for geologic storage and beneficial use of captured carbon that was passed in 2018. The presentation will also feature initiatives at the state and regional level among state policymakers and industry, environmental NGOs, organized labor and others to align states and their planning and policy development to take advantage of the federal 45Q tax credit and accelerate commercial carbon capture deployment to achieve climate goals while supporting economic development and protecting and creating high-wage jobs.

This meeting will take place on Zoom: or by phone Dial 1-253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID: 286-293-385

March 24, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Carbon Capture Discussion @ Zoom
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Materials from the Carbon Capture presentation:

Carbon Capture PDF

Care for Our Common Home, Laudato SI, With Speaker Fr Duane Pribula @ Facebook Live
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

 Laudato Si, the “letter to the people of the entire world” (called an ENCYCLICAL) was developed with the assistance of church conferences from every continent. These research and study groups submitted both their regional experiences of environmental problems and economic & political issues along with the steps necessary for safeguarding the Earth and all creation and life itself. Bishop Francis has said in so many words, “Our choice must be the promotion and safeguarding of Earth and all creation, not suicide”.

Fr. Duane Pribula will be discussing the importance of taking action on many of the important ideas laid out in Laudato Si. Here is a brief video that outlines the letter from Pope Francis called Laudato Si. The letter it self can also be found at the link below along with a link where the discussion can be viewed live on our Facebook account. The talk will take place on Tuesday April 28 at 6 pm.

Sustainable agriculture, emphasizing soil carbon sequestration @ Zoom
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Speaker Josh Monson Talks about how sustainable agriculture can be used to aid in carbon sequestration

Organizational meeting after:

Radio show planning

Discussing dividing up the organizational duties for CLEAN to help drive the growth of CLEAN.

Planning Meeting: EV Car Show & Earth-Friendly Picnic
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for an upcoming planning meeting for our collaborative summer EV Car Show & Earth-Friendly Picnic.

We will be meeting via Zoom. For login information please visit our contact page.

C.L.E.A.N. Member Meeting
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We are currently meeting via Zoom. For login information, please contact us to request an invite.

June 14 Primary (Vote!)
Jun 14 all-day

Please remember to vote today or have your mail-in ballot submitted with sustainability candidates in mind.

Review a CLEAN Inquiry Request presented to candidates to learn their responses.

CLIMATE CHANGE: Can North Dakota be CARBON NEUTRAL by 2030? Governor Burgum’s Plan
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Can North Dakota be CARBON NEUTRAL by 2030?
Governor Burgum’s Plan

Tom Oakland, Business Development & Research Manager ND Dept of Commerce, leads a discussion at Valley City State University.
(This event is rescheduled from April.)

Free and Open to All

Rhoades Science Building
Valley City State University

Badger Wind, LLC Wind Project Public Hearing @ Wishek Civic Center
Jun 28 @ 9:30 am

A Public Hearing on the application in Case No. PU-21-86 is scheduled for June 28, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. Central Time at the Wishek Civic Center, 715 1st Avenue South, Wishek, ND 58495.

For details, visit our blog post here.

C.L.E.A.N. Member Meeting
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We are currently meeting via Zoom. For login information, please contact us to request an invite.