We send our deepest thanks and appreciation to all those on the front lines of addressing the devastating COVID-19 pandemic and our thoughts are with all those affected as this crisis impacts our families, friends, colleagues, and people around the globe. As those on the front lines of this crisis work with such strength, resolve, and self-sacrifice, those of us working on the climate challenge have the obligation to continue our work toward a better world on the other side of this tragedy.
“First things first, let’s help one another through this current crisis,” Great Plains Institute CEO Rolf Nordstrom told the Minneapolis StarTribune when asked how the pandemic could impact the climate challenge. “Wouldn’t it be great if we can repurpose this global resolve to become better stewards of the one home we all share?”
As part of our local, national, and global community, the Great Plains Institute continues to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As of Friday, March 13, we suspended work travel and in-person meetings for our staff. We also asked our staff to work from home, effective Monday, March 16. These changes are in place until further notice.
While our physical headquarters in Minneapolis is closed during this time, our collective work to transform the energy system, with our many partners across the country, continues. You should feel free to reach out to us via phone, email, social media, and all the other digital channels.
We know from our 20+ years of work in energy transformation that there is great power when people come together.
~The Great Plains Institute Team