Fresh Energy

Rating: 5 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: 408 St Peter Street Ste 220 St. Paul MN 55102 USA

Mission: Fresh Energy works to enhance our economy, protect human health and communities, restore our environment, and establish energy independence. In our sustained and coordinated effort to promote a modern, innovative energy system for the 21st century, we provide research, advocacy and innovative policy models while engaging citizens to take action on the energy issues that affect us all. Fresh Energy’s efforts focus on clean energy, transportation connections, global warming solutions, and energy justice. With expertise, strong alliances and an impressive track record in each of these important areas, we’re able to maintain a long-range view while also nimbly responding to sudden threats and unexpected opportunities.

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I’ve had the opportunity to volunteer with Fresh Energy and found the people working for this organization to be knowledgeable, passionate, and inviting. I walked away from the experience learning a ton! Fresh Energy will remain on my list of organizations to volunteer for.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

learning about energy policy in a non threatening environment. I never felt like my questions were stupid. I was able to learning a lot by volunteering.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

Review from Guidestar
Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Fresh Energy staff are thoughtful leaders and go-to-people for expertise on the important energy issues our society faces. I regularly rely on input from Fresh Energy staff like Michael Noble, Linda Taylor and J. Drake Hamilton to craft arguments to Minnesota regulators in support of renewable energy and fighting climate change.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

deeply knowledgeable about clean energy issues, and can communicate their expertise effectively.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

My family has been involved with and supporters of Fresh Energy for years. It is number one on our list when we make our charitable donations each year. Fresh Energy is one of the most forward thinking organizations when it comes to energy policy. This is the go to organization if you want clear, easy to understand, science-based information about renewable, responsible and reliable sources of energy. I appreciate how active they are in my local community but also across the state and even at the federal level. Fresh Energy is making a significant impact in changing the way people and policy makers think about climate change and energy use.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Meeting such dedicated and smart people who are doing some of the world's most vital work.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Fresh Energy is a great organization, with a user-friendly web site that provides me with all the information I need to be an advocate for clean, alternative energies. I can read up on current policy, learn more by linking to their list of publications, receive suggestions on what I can do further the cause. Their newsletter is well-written and balanced in a way that allows longtime subscribers to stay interested without talking over the heads of newcomers. This organization has inspired me to take an active role in the pursuit of clean energy solutions, and I, in turn, have spread the word to my friends, family and colleagues. I feel good knowing an organization like Fresh Energy is working as hard as they do for the benefit of us all.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how I've grown. Their hard work has made more away of my values and how those things shape my decisions and actions. I feel I've become a more responsible member of my community, using my voice, my money and my vote to make a difference.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

The people at Fresh Energy are very knowledgeable, committed to the environment and doing things based upon science. They seem to have strong integrity and always provide an accurate picture of what is happening with climate change and what is not. They also have many ideas on how we can change what we do in order to solve the problem. I was impressed how they tied it all together – energy, electricity, coal, oil, wind, cars, transportation, etc.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

knowing the facts and also what we can do about climate change

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the staff and volunteers get a lot done but also seem to have fun doing it

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help reduce how we impact climate change through education of our leaders and the public

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Fresh Energy is hands-down the most effective organization I have worked for. Their clear and focused mission to change energy laws and practices to make them cleaner and more economically viable in the 21st century allows Fresh Energy to dig deep into an extremely complex issue. All staff work collaboratively to achieve a high level of productivity, and the end result is strong policy advocacy backed by a team of communications and media specialists. Fresh Energy stands out in the world of nonprofits due to its clear focus and commitment to excellency in all areas.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that I know the information Fresh Energy uses to advocate for climate and energy policy is backed by sound science and economic review. You can trust that if Fresh Energy thinks something is a good idea--it really is.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I love Fresh Energy! They are THE organization I trust to provide research, advocacy and policy models which will help the US create a more modern, innovative, clean and efficient energy system. I appreciate their focus on local as well as national issues and believe that their emphasis on research and education as well as taking action makes for a powerful approach to social change.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how much I have learned and can now pass on to others in the fight to transform our energy system.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

Review from Guidestar
Role: Client Served
Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Fresh Energy is a great site and I highly recommend it. They promote green energy and green values and that is very important to me!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

They really spread the word about green events and advocate for green energy and other environmentally sound policies and procedures.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not sure. They are pretty good.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

they've given me all sorts of great ideas for saving and protecting the environment that have been very useful and helpful.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Haven't met any, just am a fan of theirs on Facebook.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do wonders for the environment! There is so much to be done to clean up and keep the earth clean and I think they could do it.

Ways to make it better...

My experience has been good so far.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Opposition from those who don't care about the environment and who put profits before people and having a clean and energy-efficient world.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I hope through Fresh Energy and organizations like it, we can save the planet. Fresh Energy is a good start and ongoing work to help save the earth.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I can't think of a more positive non-profit than Fresh Energy. The thing I think I respect the most about Fresh Energy is the employees. They truly practice what they preach, and are extremely dedicated and passionate about their great cause.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely knowledgeable, passionate, fun, dedicated.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Fresh Energy is one of the few nonprofits working exclusively on energy policy. They are pragmatic, smart, and most importantly they make things happen! (for example, MN's mercury laws and one of the toughest renewable energy standards in the nation).

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Launch a coordinated effort with other nonprofits to mobilize grassroots in the Midwest region around clean energy policy. They could do this with social media, a coordinated PR effort and rapid-response teams.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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