This Tuesday, September 25th , Sustainable Tuesdays is hosting a Community Potluck Evening!
Bring your own favorite dish from your garden’s fall harvest and come down to the Rail River Folk School (303 Railroad St. SW) from 5:30 to 7:30 pm to join together to celebrate community and the bounty of fall!
Since Sustainable Tuesdays began in January, we’ve gathered together around many sustainability topics and ideas. We’ve hosted thirty-six events featuring speakers, panels, round-tables, hands-on workshops and movies. To date, over three hundred different community members have attended a Sustainable Tuesday program for a grand total of over one thousand total attendants (many people have come to more than one event).
Our topics have drawn from diverse voices in our community and focused on issues ranging from recycling awareness to improving energy efficiency and renewable energy utilization, from making water barrels and worm composting bins to discussing how to energize our burgeoning local foods movement!
On Tuesday, we’ll be looking back at the many highlights as well as looking forward to continue to enhance our program. The potluck will celebrate not only the turning of the seasons, but the transition between Bemidji’s GreenCorps members. This Tuesday will be my own last official program “on the job” and one of Caitlyn Schuchhardt’s, Bemidji MN GreenCorps 2012-2013, first! Caitlyn will be joining Simone Senogles, co-founder of Sustainable Tuesdays and Development Associate for IEN, with continuing the weekly programming for the year ahead.
The Minnesota Design Team visited our community two weekends ago and after spending many hours listening to agencies, local businesses, and community members, reflected an overarching community vision to help stimulate discussion and look ahead to what Bemidji of 2030 could look like. If you missed the event or if you’re curious about what the next step is now that the Design Team has visited, your support and involvement is crucial! One of the main focuses of the presentation asked the question, how can Bemidji move towards greater and greater sustainability — in it’s local economy, energy generation, local food-shed, and land use among many areas. If you have an interest and passion for making these dreams become a reality in the form of the written comprehensive plan, make sure to attend the upcoming Bemidji Sustainability Committee meeting, taking place Wednesday, October 3rd, at 6:30 pm in the City Hall. We’ll be talking about next steps we can take as a community and your voice and energy will be greatly appreciated!
2012 World Wide Day of Play
As always, our program depends on your input and feedback, and we welcome your ideas and suggestions to broaden our community. We especially look forward to any feedback/stories you can share about what you’ve learned and behaviors you’ve changed this year as a result of the programming! Sustainable
For more information, contact Brett Cease at 755-3765 or Simone Senogles 751-4967