Topic: Individual Choices
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Ami Voeltz Your topic guide:
Ami Voeltz

Green and Sustainable Living Educator
Do It Green! Minnesota

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Chinook Book: Local Coupons + Ideas for Living Well in the Twin Cities
Blue Sky Guide is a one-of-a-kind resource - a coupon book, directory and a source of ideas and inspiration. It's your annual EcoMetro guide to living well and having fun in the Twin Cities metro region. Save hundreds of dollars while exploring the community and supporting local, sustainable businesses.

Do It Green! Minnesota - annual 2009 Do It Green! Magazine now available
Do It Green! Minnesota works to educate Minnesotans about green and sustainable living and to promote building healthy, local communities through an annual printed guidebook, comprehensive web site, and community workshops.

Eco-Team Models for Sustainable Living
Using social models from the world of support groups come five programs for helping groups of people increase the chances of acting on their environmental interest and learning.

Effective Environmental Choices
"The Consumers' Guide to Effective Environmental Choices" reveals that only 7 spending categories account for most consumer-related environmental damage. Eleven meaningful, effective actions are suggested.

Living Green Options and Newsletters
Includes a list of 10 actions a person can take, and resources for taking action.

North House Folk School
A beautiful Grand Marais setting for learning traditional folk arts and crafts that augments a person's pursuit of a more sustainable way of living.

Slow Food, Slow Cities
An organization has been formed for the eco-gastronomic movement to promote a good life rooted in the pleasures of place and community, connected with the earth and its fruits.

Take Back Your Time
Resources are available about how overwork, over scheduling and time famine can impact Americans' health, families, relationships, and communities.

Twin Cities Free Market
The Free Market is a listing service for Twin Cities residents who want to get or give free reusable goods for the home, garage and garden. It is part of an effort to reduce the amount of reusable goods being thrown away.

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8/10 Public Forum on Judaism, Energy and Climate: Breakthrough Sustainability Solutions that Save Money, Create Jobs, Protect National Security and Bring About Tikkun Olam (Healing the Earth)
8/18 -8/22 Happy Dancing Turtle Eco Camp, 3rd & 4th grade
8/21 -9/1 Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fair
8/26 Dinner and Bikes with Elly Blue and Joe Biel
9/1 -11/1 2014 Green Apple Season of Service
9/19 Happy Dancing Turtle Resilent Action Day
9/21 St. Paul Open Streets
9/25 -9/25 Make and Take Rain Barrel Workshop
9/27 Stacking and Seeding
10/4 -10/4 Oak Savanna Buckthorn Removal

Ongoing Events
MCAD Sustainable Design Online Courses & Related Film Series
** Additional Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Workshops
Minnesota River Calendar of Events
EcoTuesday Minneapolis
Locals Night at Trotter's Cafe - every Saturday night
Green Drinks of La Crosse
IATP's Percolate Discussion Series at the Peace Coffee Shop - Wonderland Park
What's FRESH and LOCAL in August?
Reuse Alliance MN Chapter Meeting
GreenPOWER Green Generalist Job Training Workshop
A Sense of Wonder: Rachel Carson's Love of the Natural World and her Fight to Defend it
Twin Cities Green Drinks
School Waste Prevention and Recycling Network

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