This page intends to provide more information, links, and ideas for ways that interested individuals can actively pursue avenues of sustainability in their own lives, both locally and globally…
The Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board is still seeking your input on priorities for our local community in an upcoming Comprehensive Plan. To share your thoughts, take the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/jpbgba
A new organization is forming in the Bemidji area. Pet Fixers is already incorporated and has applied for 501C3 status. The purpose of Pet Fixers is to help control animal overpopulation and promote responsible pet ownership through education of the general public and by providing financial assistance for the spaying and neutering of companion animals for individuals not able to afford this surgery. We hope to serve as large an area as possible. Wish us luck! Find us online at www.petfixer.org There will also be a consignment store for gently used animal items opening soon at Bark Ave Grooming at 196 Anne St. NW. in Bemidji. For now, any inquiries or item drop-offs should be sent to Karen Kimbrough at email@example.com.The Park System was hit hard by the storm and many trees were lost. If you are unable to help out during the work days but would like to contribute, the City has a “Parks and Trails Endowment and Project Fund” at the Northwest Minnesota Foundation. Any donations will go towards tree planting in the parks including: Diamond Park, Nymore Park and other Neighborhood parks.
Donations can be made online at http://www.nwmf.org/ or mailed directly to:
Northwest Minnesota Foundation-
Bemidji Area Parks and Trails Endowment and Project Fund
4225 Technology Drive NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Bemidji’s Sustainability Committee, meets the first Wednesday of each month, at 6:30 pm downtown at Bemidji City Hall. Meetings are always open to the public and community members with ideas and/or a passion for sustainability are invited to attend.
Bemidji has recently become the newest member of the MN GreenStep Cities. The program Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program to help cities achieve their sustainability goals through implementation of 28 best practices. Each best practice can be implemented by completing one or more specific actions from a list of four to eight actions. These actions are tailored to all Minnesota cities, focus on cost savings and energy use reduction, and encourage innovation. For more information, contact Bemidji’s GreenStep coordinator Brett Cease at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit their website to brush up on ideas that you could get involved with!