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Apr 13

Earth Week Celebration!!

Published in 2011

Hey Everybody!

So starting this Friday (15th) with the Energy Panel,  Students for the Environment and the Sustainability Office will be celebrating Earth Day with week long events. Here is what will be happening:

MONDAY (April 18th)
11am - 1pm: (Scandinavian Room in Lower Union) Learn gardening tips from a Master Gardener
5pm: (Meet at Diamond Point Park) Bike around Bemidji Lake! Helmets required; bikes and helmets available if needed
7pm: (Bemidji City Hall) Come to the Bemidji City Council Meeting; Will the Sanford Center have solar panels? Show your support!

TUESDAY (April 19th)
9am: Garden Project, meet at Berg Property (South of Laurel House by parking meters)
6:30 - 8:30pm: Traditional Skills Workshop in Linden Hall. Learn how to make homemade soymilk, flatbread, and noodles. Sign up in the Sustainability Office

WEDNESDAY (April 20th) EARTH DAY CELEBRATION (Volunteer opportunities)
5 - 8pm: (In front of lower union)
Henna Tattoos
FREE buffalo burgers & food for all students (with show of I.D.), $3 for non-students
Games, Free Bike Tune-ups
Live music!
Farmers Market, IEN, GREN booths
THURSDAY (April 21st)
7pm: Movie in Ed Arts 115, “Green Fire”, Green Fire explores Leopold’s personal journey of obser-vation and understanding and reveals how his ideas resonate today with people across the entire American landscape

FRIDAY (April 22nd)
Honor the Earth Celebration

MONDAY (April 25th) (volunteer opportunity)
5-7pm: Lake-Shore Clean-up
Meet at Diamond Point Park or Paul and Babe (your choice) to make Bemidji a better place! (Trash bags and gloves provided)
Picture will be taken after the clean-up!

Hope to see you there, Hannah Hutchins

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Apr 11

Car parts made out of mushrooms will—wait, what?

Published in 2011

Hey everyone!

Found this article on a company called Ecovative who discovered a way to make car parts, Styrofoam and plastic out of mushrooms!! Check out the article (there’s other articles on the subject under “Straight to the Source”)

Hannah Hutchins

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Apr 4

TOMS one day without shoes

Published in 2011

Hi everyone! Just wanted to share this article that I found on MSN about the fourth annual global campaign that TOMS sponsors. The whole idea is that people go one day without shoes, that day being tomorrow April 5th, in order to start conversation amongst peoples and get them aware about the health risks for kids who cannot afford a pair of shoes. For every pair of shoes sold, TOMS and its nonprofit subsidiary companions will donate a pair of shoes to a child in need. Please read the article and if you are able to take part by not wearing shoes tomorrow!


Emily Johnson

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"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to see it with love & respect."
~ Aldo Leopold