The IPS Solar and Extra Space Storage Solar Ribbon Cutting will be 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 6, at Extra Space Storage, 5051 Hwy. 7 in St. Louis Park. Extra Space Storage has been adding solar to their facilities since 2010, and this array will be the largest rooftop solar installation in St. Louis Park. Mayor Jake Spano, representatives from Extra Space Storage and project developer IPS Solar will be at the event. After the unveiling and roof tours, participants can gather at nearby Lilac Park for refreshments.
Another environmental-related event will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Recreation Outdoor Center, 3700 Monterey Drive. The St. Louis Park Environment and Sustainability Commission and Midwest EVOLVE, in partnership with the American Lung Association, will present the opportunity to test-drive an electric vehicle, try out an electric lawn mower and learn more about the benefits of electric vehicles and mowers.