Our Vision
Summer of Solutions
Our Projects


It's Getting Hot in Here

Current projects sponsored by Grand Aspirations:

The Summer of Solutions: A summer 2008 program bringing youth leaders from around the country for two months of hands-on learning-by-doing around sustainable community development in the Twin Cities oriented around open-space, systems-based organizing.

Solutionaries.net: A blog space for exploration, sharing, story-telling, discussion, and collaboration. started as a communication venue, story space, and public face for the Summer of Solutions.

Cooperative Energy Futures: a cooperative of everyday people, businesses, and institutions that builds global warming solutions through community organizing and provides returns to members by investing in energy efficiency improvements.

The Alliance to Re-Industrialize for a Sustainable Economy (ARISE): a coalition of non-profits, labor groups, students, city officials, and community members working to build sustainable communities centered around green manufacturing in St. Paul and beyond.

Ripple Effect: A daylong festival propelling a new wave of progressive action outside the Republican National Convention.

Minnesota Powershift: an inter-generational, participatory conference on climate, energy, sustainable development, and social justice.

The World Energy Community Action Network (WeCAN): a user-based web network for the climate movement that serves as an organizing space, social network, and public face.




Grand Aspirations empowers, connects, and supports youth leaders as they create innovative, self-sustaining, and inter-dependent initiatives that systemically integrate climate and energy solutions, economic security, and social justice.
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