Join in the painting and celebration!
Next Monday help local artists like Lisa Robinson, Wesley May, and Deborah Davis create a series of environment-centered murals for our community to be featured at Rail River folk school!
Sustainable Mondays will feature “Art and the Environment!” this coming Monday, July 23rd: 5:30-7:30 pm at the Rail River Folk School (303 Railroad St. SW).
As we paint, Deborah, Wesley, and Lisa will share their own reflections on how art can be used to capture the importance of the natural world and in turn how the natural world can inspire our own art in all forms. All ages welcome! Bring your own painting clothes and the desire to create beauty together!
Monday’s Local Producer Showcase
A huge thank you to everyone who came down this Monday to the folk school for our second local producer showcase! If you couldn’t make it, we missed you but know we’re planning on having one more in the early fall. And in addition to all of the wonderful cornucopia of foods growing outside, know that you missed out on some of the most delicious, ripe blueberries, jam and syrup in the world! Thank you Chris and Sherry for your berries and homemade recipes!
We want to extend a special thanks to all our farmers that showed up and shared their delicious produce: Malissa and Annie Kerr, Cheryl Krystosek & Ashley Phoenix, Sara Dreyer, Sherry Simon & Chris Haley, and Les Hiltz. For information about all of these outstanding individuals and the ongoing times they’ll be available to purchase more products: http://naturalchoicemarket.org/vendors/list-of-vendors/ or http://bemidjifarmersmarket.com/market-members/.
You’re Invited to Upcoming Events!
Bemidji Sustainable Homes Tour – Saturday, July 28th.
The Bemidji Sustainability Committee is sponsoring the first annual Sustainable Homes Tour on Saturday, July 28th. The tour starts at 9 a.m. and goes until 4 p.m. The tour will feature seven homes in our region that are leading the way in integrating sustainable practices into their home design. Each home will be open to the public for a one-hour period, with tours happening on the half hour.
The addresses and open-house time frames for all homes are provided within brochures located at several city locations including City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce, Harmony Co-op, and Lueken’s Village Foods North. Information and the brochure are also available online at: greenlivingbemidji.areavoices.com. Come see how local residents reduced their energy costs, increased their energy independence, reduced their water usage, increased their food independence, used natural and renewable materials in constructing their homes, and reduced solid waste.
The tour is free and open to all members of the Bemidji area, though the coordinators ask that interested attendees pre-register. For registration and questions, contact Brett Cease with your name, contact information, the houses and times you plan on touring at 218.755.3765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MS TRAM ride needs volunteers this Sunday, July 22nd.
Active Living is looking for volunteers to assist with hosting the MS TRAM kickoff events on July 22nd. MS TRAM (The Ride Across Minnesota) is an annual biking event raising money and awareness for the MS Society in their work in research and education to combat this disease. The Bemidji Chamber of Commerce is organizing the ride kick-off in Bemidji. Riders will arrive in Bemidji on July 22nd and will be leaving early July 23rd. Active Living Bemidji is a sponsor of this event and as a sponsor is seeking volunteers from the Active Living Group to help out. There are several volunteer spots open including parking lot attendants, area guides to inform and add riders, grounds crews, and camping ground setup. Most volunteer slots are in two hours shifts.
If you are available to volunteer on July 22nd, please contact Josh Pearson at email@example.com or Lori Paris at the Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also forward this on to your organizations and encourage your organizations to offer volunteers.
Minnesota Renewable Energy Roundtable, Tuesday, July 24, 2012