This page intends to feature a rotating list of current and upcoming events in our Bemidji area community relating to sustainability. If you are looking for information on past Sustainable Tuesday events, head over to our Poster Archive.
Sustainable Tuesdays are held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rail River Folk School, located at 303 Railroad St. SW in Bemidji. They are open free to the public unless otherwise noted.
May’s theme is Community Health!
Tuesday, May 7th: All About Bicycling + Community Bike Ride!
- May is National Bike Month! To kick off the month, we’ll be joined by Active Living Bemidji and BikeMN. Come learn about these great organizations and how they’ve improved biking and walking in the Bemidji area. Then, get to know your bike with some “Need to Know” biking tips before we take a spin on the trail! Bring your bike and helmet if you’d like to join us for a bike ride! There will be a tire pump if your tires need some air.
Tuesday, May 14th: Living Healthy on a Budget
- Eating healthy and shopping with an eco-friendly mindset doesn’t have to be hard on your budget. Join us for presentations by different community members on how to live healthy on a budget. Learn how to make the most out of your grocery shopping experience, plan healthy meals for the week, take advantage of the free activities the Bemidji area has to offer, and more!
Tuesday, May 21st: Sustainable Healthcare
- What can health care systems learn from CSAs, cooperatives, collectives, and other local sustainability movements? What does sustainable health care look like to both patients and healthcare workers? Join us for a conversation with local practitioner Diane Pittman about community-oriented medical practice. This is a great opportunity to share your visions about sustainable healthcare in our community!
Tuesday, May 28th: Help Plant the “We Digg It!” Garden
- It’s time to plant those seedlings! Join us at the Rail River Folk School’s “We Digg It!” Community and Learning Garden to dig in the dirt and plant some delicious veggies. If you’re new to gardening and want to get in on the action, this is the session for you!
For more information, contact Caitlyn Schuchhardt at 755-3765 or Simone Senogles at 751-4967.
Sustainable Tuesdays are a partnership between Bemidji State’s Sustainability Office, the Indigenous Environmental Network, Minnesota GreenCorps and the Rail River Folk School. The Sustainable Tuesdays presentations aim to draw upon the strengths of the region’s diversity to create a sustainable Bemidji.
City of Bemidji’s Sustainability Committee Meeting
Next meeting: June 5th, 2013, 6:30 pm at City Hall.
For more information, visit the Sustainability Committee page or call Caitlyn Schuchhardt at 218-755-3765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.