About Longfellow Community Council Community Solar
The Longfellow Community Council is a partner of the Alliance for Sustainability. The mission of the Alliance for Sustainability is to bring about personal, organizational and planetary sustainability in ways that are ecologically sound, economically viable, socially just and humane. They bring together citizen, faith, non-profit, government and business leaders to work collaboratively to envision and build sustainable communities. They provide hands-on training and tools for neighborhoods, congregations, schools and businesses to save energy, water and resources while building community, health, wealth and local resilience.
Alliance for Sustainability (AFS) connects communities through learning and action for our shared future. Community solar is a perfect vehicle to foster community engagement on clean energy.
AFS Partners in Sustainability:
Lake Street Energy Challenge - Holy Trinity Lutheran - Christ Lutheran - Whittier Alliance - Longfellow Community Council - Transition Longfellow - East Isles - ECCO - Corcoran Neighborhood Organization - Mac-Groveland Community - St. Francis Cabrini Catholic - St. Peder's Lutheran
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The Greater Longfellow community is made up of four individual neighborhoods: Longfellow, Cooper, Howe, and Hiawatha. Together, these neighborhoods are represented by the Longfellow Community Council. LCC represents over 21,000 residents and more than 400 businesses, making it the largest neighborhood organization in Minneapolis both by population and geographic extent.
LCC’s Environment & Transportation Committee has hosted two Longfellow Energy Fairs over the years, providing residents and area businesses with access to the most up-to-date information on how they can reduce their energy costs and improve the livability of their home or business. LLC’s affiliation with Alliance for Sustainability now allows residents to sign up for community solar. Community solar gardens allow Xcel electricity customers to subscribe to solar energy from large arrays at locations away from their own homes and businesses. Community solar dramatically expands the number of Minnesotans with access to clean, locally-produced solar electricity.