Workers are building the clean energy economy by manufacturing hybrid transit buses, installing wind turbines and solar panels, weatherizing homes, and making businesses more energy efficient. A Pew Study showed that there were almost 20,000 clean energy jobs in Minnesota in 2007. Since 2007, thousands of Minnesotans have gone to work in renewable energy.

The tour will highlight the progress Minnesota has made in building the clean energy and call on the U.S. Senate to pass comprehensive climate and clean energy jobs legislation. The tour is cosponsored by the Blue Green Alliance, Minnesota Environmental Partnership, and Environment Minnesota.

The tour stops at the Rochester Labor Temple, 11 4th Street SE, on Wednesday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m.

The tour stops at the Austin Public Library, 323 4th Ave. NE, on Thursday, May 13, at 7 p.m.

Both stops are free and open to the public.

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