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On March 29, 2008, the Will Steger Foundation launched its second Global Warming 101 Expedition, a 62-day, 1400-mile dogsled expedition across Ellesmere Island. Explorer Will Steger selected six young adventurers to join him in an effort to educate...
What better way to build community than by doing something creative? While potlucks and ice cream socials with your neighbors serve a crucial purpose (you all get to know one another), carrying out a tangible project together is even more empowering...
The annual Fall Northland Bioneers Conference is an inspirational day or weekend-long event open to the entire community-students, teachers, workers, parents-anyone concerned for the future of the planet. Attendees listen to and learn from one other...

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Green Gifts FairGreen Gifts Fair

Saturday, November 22, 2014
10:00am to 5:00pm
At the Midtown Global Market 
920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis

$1 Donation/person accepted at the door

To be a vendor, click here.

Find out more about the Green Gifts Fair.

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Have fun at the fair (and learn something too)!

August 25, 2014

As the summer draws to an end, many here in Minnesota will be making a trip to the State Fair, and many others will have already attended a county fair.  County and state fairs offer a wide variety of food, games, and entertainment, but they’re also a wonderful learning environment.  They provide visitors with the chance to meet new people, explore exhibits, and get information on a whole host of topics.  Whether you’re at the State Fair, a local fair, or even visiting a fair out of state, keep your eyes open for some of these great opportunities:

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Watershed Management Basics

August 11, 2014

In Minnesota, there are several different organizations that work together to manage and protect our water resources.  The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Pollution Control Agency (PCA) are two organizations that many of us are familiar with.  But have you heard of watershed districts (WD) or watershed management organizations (MWO)?

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Low Power Community Radio

July 28, 2014

I’ve loved local radio since I was a kid listening to the “goings-on” in my tiny town. As an adult I carried that interest to New Orleans where the community radio station started in the storeroom above Tipitina’s music stage. They’d drop a mic down through a hole for broadcast.  Then I moved to St. Louis, where 88.1, Double Helix, began in the old Gaslight Square district. You rarely knew what they’d be doing, but it was always interesting. From humble beginnings, both stations have become integral parts of these communities. 

A low power, non-commercial, community radio station* can play a unique role by promoting local civic and cultural participation by all, including the underserved populace.  It is a place where people from all parts of a city can express themselves. Diverse voices speak and a free marketplace of ideas flourishes, helping audiences better understand each other and participate in the process rather than remaining mere consumers of sight, sound, and information.

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