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Archive for September, 2012

Sep 28

Traditional Skills Workshops

Published in 2012

This month’s Traditional Skills workshop is broken down into 3 parts:

Food Preservation: Here we will learn the basics of food preservation. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 2nd  in the AIRC from 7 to 8:30 pm.

Canning Tomatoes: In this workshop we will learn how to can tomatoes. The workshop will be held on Saturday, October 6th in the AIRC from 10am to 1pm

Cooking with Canned Goods: In this workshop we will used our canned tomatoes to make chili and spaghetti sauce. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, November 14th in the AIRC from 6 to 8pm

There is limited space for each workshop, so sign up in the Sustainability Office today! We are currently located in the Upper Hobson Memorial Union across from the Information Desk.  The workshops are FREE for students, $7 for non-students. If you have any questions, please contact Erika Bailey-Johnson at 218-755-2560 or





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Sep 7

Traffic Skills 101

Published in 2012

Traffic Skills 101 is a class to help students improve their bicycle knowledge and give them the confidence they need to ride safely and legally in traffic or on trails. With the help of a Green Fee Mini Grant, the class is available to students for FREE! The class will be held on September 15th in Ozawindib in the Lower Hobson Union from 8 am to noon and Sunday September 16th in the Bangsberg Parking lot from 1pm to 6pm. Register now at and- enter student promom code BEMIDJI. For more information, contact Erika Bailey Johnson at or 218-755-2560.

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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)