Together we can inspire sweeping change, transition our energy economy, and put people to work.

Rise Up Midwest! is creating a coalition of organizations across the Midwest to commit to the belief statements outlined below and join our call to action. There is no cost to partnering, and Rise Up will solely use your organization’s name in conjunction with these belief statements.  Partnership is available to all institutions, including Rise Up Sponsors, Promotional Partners, and MREA Business Members, as well as institutions that are unable to support this movement financially. Join us as a partner through our online form below. 

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We believe that we need a swift and strategic state and local response to stem a widespread and long-term economic downturn. The COVID-19 threat and the public response to it have created conditions for a recession that will put stress on public services and private businesses, dramatically increasing unemployment. The most severe impacts are likely to be felt by small businesses and middle to low-income earners.

We believe that the clean energy industry has the capacity to create significant local employment opportunities that contribute to widespread economic recovery. Energy efficiency and distributed energy technologies are market-ready, cost-effective, affordable, and scalable in all market sectors. The industry is diverse and has the capacity to grow rapidly and create employment opportunities in rural and urban areas.

We believe that by working together, engaging the public with meaningful educational resources, avoiding partisanship, and focusing on local and state actions we can create market conditions that rapidly grow efficiency and distributed energy investments, create widespread employment opportunities, provide long-term utility rate-payer savings, reduce home and business energy expenses, and improve grid resiliency.

We believe that our efforts must provide real and durable solutions that help resolve social and economic inequity. Our work must prioritize opportunity, investment, and jobs for communities most in need.

We believe in the people of the Midwest and the places we live in and love. Rise Up Midwest!

contact us!

Address: 7558 Deer Rd, Custer, WI 54423
Phone: 715-592-6595

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) is a non-profit organization with the mission to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration.