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Archive for June, 2012

Jun 25

Garden Tour and Ladyslipper Festival Appearances for the Sustainability Office!

Published in 2012

This past weekend the Sustainability Office was busy providing information and educational resources to the larger northern Minnesota community.

On Saturday, the BSU native landscaping gardens were featured in the 2012 Bemidji Master Gardener tour.  Dylan Sievers was available on campus to give tours .  This was a great opportunity for community members to learn about the benefits of native landscaping and the environmental and economic advantages of low-maintenance gardening.  For more information about the kinds of plants and seeds that BSU uses in their gardens and the new Low Mow project, give the office a call at 755-2560.

Also on Saturday, John Frazier represented the University and its commitment to Sustainability at the Blackduck LadySlipper Festival.  With a beautiful new mural of northern Minnesota themes at the table, John interacted with many local residents regarding things going on campus to reduce our carbon footprint and what they can do to conserve energy and reduce their own footprint at home.

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"We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using nature’s inexhaustible sources of energy -sun, wind and tide. ... I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that."
~ Thomas Edison to Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone (1931)