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Re: [greenyes] Sustainability Speaker
Dear Bretnie & GreenYes,

The MN Sustainable Communities Network, MnSCN, is a great group & 
clearinghouse of local and wider-scale sustainability organizations, programs, resurces 
and info.  Quite possibly the staff at MN Office of Environmental Assistance 
(MOEA) who sponsor MnSCN could suggest speakers.

I've pasted below the latest MnSCN update.  It has contact info for the folks 
involved.

Good luck,
Gretchen Brewer
Earth Circle
San Diego, CA

FWD - MnSCN Update:

 Dear Minnesota Sustainable Communities Network (MnSCN):

        Welcome! We hope that the following timely information

will assist you in adopting practices, in your life and in your

community, that are more socially, environmentally and

economically sound. Please note that you can:

*       JUMP to the end of this newsletter for details on

MnSCN.

*       GO to the NextStep web site

(http://www.NextStepMinnesota.org) for newsletter back issues,

subscriptions, and a searchable database of previous newsletter

content.

*       SEND us material for these updates by typing it directly

onto NextStep or by sending it to nextstep@no.address

*       FORWARD parts/the whole of this newsletter to others.



IN THIS ISSUE  >>>>>


*       Your Survey Comments

*       MnSCN / NextStep Sponsors - thank you!


*       Better by Design

*       Ode Magazine

*       Exponential Growth, Energy, Population & Sustainability


*       Willmar Design Team

*       Feinstone Environmental Awards


*       Energy Loans for Schools & Local Government

*       Jobs (11)

*       Upcoming Events (19)



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MnSCN NEWS

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MNSCN NEWSLETTER & WEB SURVEY - your comments

        Thanks again to the 667 of you who participated in the

MnSCN / NextStep survey in December. We (Paul and Philipp) read

through your 29 pages of comments carefully - and with great

appreciation: your overwhelmingly positive notes confirm the value of

continuing this work - and here's some of what we learned, will do,

and request of you:


- One frequent suggestion was to improve the NEWSLETTER

FORMAT (i.e., HTML format). We will look into options for doing

this, though do need to balance increased formatting with remaining

accessible to those with slower PCs and those who prefer simple text.

Cost, time and technical factors are also an issue.


- Per your suggestions, we have changed the DISPLAY OF JOB

LISTINGS on the NextStep web site to clearly distinguish Positions

Available and Positions Wanted.


- A number of you requested more local sustainability CASE

STUDIES, STORIES AND EXAMPLES. While these tend to be the

hardest resources to research and present, and while we do have dozens

on the web site (search NextStep for "case study"), we agree these are

compelling and plan to present more of these in the future. We also

invite newsletter readers to provide us with short stories from your own

communities that could go in the newsletter.


- Many of you are using the information on NextStep and in the e-

newsletter to take steps in your own lives to make them more

environmentally friendly. We plan to offer more GREEN LIVING tips

and suggestions.


- Another suggestion was for more BOOK REVIEWS in the newsletter.

We also would like your assistance with this. If you have recently read

a sustainability-related book and would like to write a brief review of

this book for consideration, that would be great! Please just send your

one or two paragraph book review to

philipp.muessig@no.address


-  We learned from the survey that the NextStep WEB SITE is not

being used as much as it might be by MnSCN e-newsletter readers.

NextStep is not only a searchable library of the content from the 200+

MnSCN newsletters published since 1997, but it also includes many

items that are not in the e-newsletter, such as case studies, calendar and

job listings, and other resources. It also contains a searchable member

directory, regional views of resources and events, and much more.


Perhaps most significantly -- and unique to this web site -- each one of

the more than 1,000 sustainability resources included on NextStep is

reviewed for UPDATING EVERY 6 MONTHS, which keeps the

information fresh and accurate. We invite all MnSCN readers to check

out NextStep and to participate in adding resources and listings to it!



SPONSORS of MnSCN & NextStep

        http://www.nextstep.state.mn.us/article.cfm?articleid=65

        One request in the recent MnSCN survey was for a listing of

organizations in Minnesota that are working toward sustainability.

While the link above is not an exhaustive listing, it does offer a good

starting point for learning more about sustainability-related

organizations in our state. Each of these sponsors is working to assist

individuals, organizations, and/or communities to move toward

sustainability.

        The list -- 30 businesses, units of government, non-profits,

foundations and educational institutions -- includes a web link and brief

description of each organization. These sponsors offer their public

support for the Minnesota Sustainable Communities Network, and help

to participate in and publicize the MnSCN e-newsletter and NextStep

web site.

        If your sustainability-related organization is not included in

this list and would like to be, please contact Paul Moss of the OEA at

paul.moss@no.address



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NEW RESOURCES

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BETTER BY DESIGN

        For a typical product, 70% of the cost of development,

manufacture and use is determined in its design phase. By integrating

environmental considerations, or Design for the Environment (DfE),

into the upfront product design, a company can increase efficiency,

reduce waste of materials and energy, and reduce costs.

        During summer 2004 the OEA produced "Better by Design,"

an 8-minute video that introduces DfE and looks at 4 Minnesota

companies (IBM, Pillsbury, Medtronic & 3M) that incorporated DfE

into their product design with significant success. Some of these

companies integrate green design company-wide, some integrate it into

only certain facilities or divisions. Nevertheless, these advocates talk

about real world benefits that vary with their respective companies. For

example, IBM talks about reduced manufacturing cycle times and

staying ahead of European regulations that ban use of certain materials.

        Borrow the video -- appropriate for policy makers in

government, business leaders and designers, teachers in college or high

school -- free for 2 weeks from the OEA Clearinghouse by calling

651/215-0232 or 800/877-6300.

        For more information on DfE, including examples and a free

72-page DfE toolkit, and for free assistance with DfE in your

organization, see http://www.moea.state.mn.us/p2/dfe.cfm



ODE MAGAZINE

        http://www.odemagazine.com/

        Ode Magazine is an independent international journal with

offices in the Netherlands and the US that believes in "progress,

ongoing opportunities and the creativity of humankind." Minnesotan

Jay Walljasper, formerly of the Utne Reader based in Minneapolis, is

the executive editor of Ode. The magazine seeks to publish stories and

ideas that are making a difference in solving problems, and invites its

readers to make their own contribution to a more just and sustainable

world.

        Printed on fully recycled paper ten times a year in colorful

issues of about 70 pages, Ode covers a wide range of topics with an

international slant. The January/February 2005 issue contains pieces on

global warming, cooking, corporations, hydrogen power, ecological

scorecards, soccer, carnival festivals, and much more. The tone of the

articles is generally "out-of-the-box", partially reflecting the views and

tastes of its European readers.

        Subscriptions are $29.95 per year. Visit the web site above for

more information, subscriptions (also available by calling 866/218-

0400), and free access to articles in the current and past issues.



"THE ESSENTIAL EXPONENTIAL: FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR

PLANET"

        http://scimath.unl.edu/exp/exp.html

        MnSCN member Dr. Albert A. Bartlett, Professor Emeritus of

the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder has

just come out with a DVD and book on exponential arithmetic, energy,

population and sustainability.

        The 74-minute DVD is of Bartlett's popular lecture

"Arithmetic, Population and Energy: Sustainability 101." The 302-page

paperback reprints Bartlett's papers over the past 30 years, and includes

articles on crude oil depletion by L. David Roper and "Exponential

Growth As A Transient Phenomenon In Human History" (1976) by M.

King Hubbert. Chapters 6 and 7 give many activities that can be used in

middle-school math classrooms to help students gain a fundamental

understanding of the arithmetic of steady growth. See the table of

contents at the web page above.

        A copy of the book and the DVD can be purchased for $30

($20 for orders of 4 or more) at the web page above or by calling the

Center for Science, Mathematics & Computer Education of the

University of Nebraska at 402/472-9304.



OVER 1,100 INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES FROM

PREVIOUS UPDATES & FROM MEMBERS AVAILABLE VIA

TOPIC OR KEYWORD SEARCH @

        http://www.nextstep.state.mn.us/



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OPPORTUNITIES

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WILLMAR, MINNESOTA DESIGN TEAM

        http://www.minnesotadesignteam.org/

        The Minnesota Design Team -- volunteer community design

professionals -- will be visiting Willmar in west central MN the

evening of Thursday, April 21 through April 23, 2005. The citizens of

Willmar are looking for professional assistance in helping to form a

future vision of their community.

        Willmar is a large and complex community which,

historically, has been a transportation crossroads and agricultural

center. It has a large downtown area, several lakes, and other great

amenities. It is also a community that is changing: 37% of the

elementary students in Willmar are now Hispanic or Somali.

        MDT leaders are currently building a team and are looking for

a wide range of professionals and expertise. 10 CEU credits are

available. If interested or for more information, please contact Peter

Musty at 612/823-1899 or petermusty@no.address



REAL ESTATE SERVICES FOR THE TWIN CITIES

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNITY

        http://www.nextstep.state.mn.us/res_detail.cfm?id=1590

        MnSCN member and realtor Michael Jon Olson of Ritzman

Realty offers discount real estate services for staff, board members,

volunteers, and contributors to Minnesota environmental and

sustainability organizations. Olson also works with home buyers on

environmental concerns (indoor air quality, toxins, gardens, access to

green space, bikeways, public transportation, etc.). See details at the

web page above.



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AWARD PROGRAMS

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FEINSTONE ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS

        http://www.esf.edu/feinstone/

        The $1,000 annual Feinstone Award honors an individual who

has demonstrated significant leadership in developing and promoting

innovative sustainability practices within an urban context in the United

States. Up to four additional awards may be made at the $500 level by

the State University of New York College of Environmental Science

and Forestry in Syracuse, New York.

        The deadline for submissions is February 21, 2005. See details

at the web site above.



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MONEY AVAILABLE

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ENERGY LOANS FOR PUBLIC ENTITIES

        The State Energy Office is seeking applicants for its Energy

Investment Loan Program. Public schools, cities and counties use this

money -- $1.5 million maximum -- to finance energy-saving capital

improvements that have a simple payback of 10 years or less. Typically

expenditures are for:


* Conversions to alternative fuels.

* Lighting modifications.

* Roof insulation.

* Energy management systems.

* HVAC modifications.


        The application process is simple -- no deadlines, approval

usually within 30 days -- and applicants do not compete for funds. For

more information contact Amy Bicek at 651/296-2429 or

amy.bicek@no.address



        SEE 140 GRANT/LOAN PROGRAMS AT

        http://www.nextstep.state.mn.us/resources.cfm?type=Grant/loan



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JOBS

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REGIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS

        These regional organizations in Minnesota work to sustain the

state's natural resource-based communities and industries by

addressing community-identified agricultural, natural resources, and

tourism issues in partnership with the University of Minnesota (see

http://www.regionalpartnerships.umn.edu/).

        A Statewide Program Director is being hired for the St. Paul

office. Master's degree required. See details and application

instructions at

http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/openings/sjob128809.html


BUILDING PERFORMANCE SPECIALIST

        Shelter Source (http://www.sheltersupply.com/), a Minnesota

leader in energy efficient building products, is looking for an individual

with field experience to do building performance testing and related

activities. Interested persons may contact Tim McDonald at 612/597-

3399 or tmcdonald@no.address


ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH EDUCATOR

        The Saint Paul/Ramsey County Department of Public Health

is hiring a person to provide education in the community on waste

reduction, residential toxicity reduction, recycling and waste

management. This person must understand the differences and

similarities among health education, general education, and social

marketing.

        Applications due February 15, 2005. Details at

http://www.co.ramsey.mn.us/hr/hrjobs.asp [select the Health Educator

2 position].


MIDTOWN GREENWAY COALITION

        http://www.midtowngreenway.org/

        This non-profit organization seeks a full-time community

organizer to help develop and improve the Midtown Greenway, a rails-

to-trails project running through culturally diverse south Minneapolis.

See details at the web site above.


ENVIRONMENTAL INTERNSHIP, City of Burnsville

        See http://www.nextstep.state.mn.us/jobs2.cfm?jobid=513


ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATOR, City of St. Paul Parks

        See http://www.nextstep.state.mn.us/jobs2.cfm?jobid=514


PAID INTERNSHIP, Ploughshare Farm

        See http://www.nextstep.state.mn.us/jobs2.cfm?jobid=511


TECHNICAL ASSISTANT, MN Waste Wise

        See http://www.nextstep.state.mn.us/jobs2.cfm?jobid=510


INFORMATION SPECIALIST, Eureka Recycling

        See http://www.nextstep.state.mn.us/jobs2.cfm?jobid=516


ODOR, ORGANIC WASTE & NOISE ANALYSIS PAID

INTERNSHIP, Hennepin Co.

        See http://www.nextstep.state.mn.us/jobs2.cfm?jobid=512


EVENT MANAGER, Friends of the Mississippi River

        See http://www.nextstep.state.mn.us/jobs2.cfm?jobid=505



FOR MORE JOB LISTINGS & JOBS WANTED SEE

        http://www.nextstep.state.mn.us/jobs.cfm



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UPCOMING EVENTS

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THE ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE: A THREATENED

LEGACY

        February 8, 2005 (Tues.), 7:00pm, Brainerd, MN

*       Sponsor: Alaska Coalition of MN, Paul Bunyan Nature

Center.

*       Slideshow and talk on the history, wildlife, controversy and

beauty of ANWR. The connection between climate change, your life

and the arctic will be explored.

        For details contact Jacek Pruski, At jacek@no.address

or 612/379-5996.


TWIN CITIES GREEN DRINKS

        February 9, 2005 (Wed.), 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Minneapolis, MN

*       Sponsor: Green Drinks International (http://greendrinks.org),

part of a global non-movement - gathering the eco-minded to share,

connect, and renew.

        Free; at Intelligent Nutrients (983 E. Hennepin Ave.). For

details on these second Wednesday-of-the-month gatherings, visit

http://www.o2umw.org/tcgd or call 651/636-0964 (press 3).


WINE, WOMEN & WATER

        February 10, 2005 (Thurs.), 6:00pm, Dawson, MN

*       Sponsor: Lac qui Parle-Yellow Bank Clean Water Partnership.

*       Dinner of MN-produced foods and a conservation program on

the connection between urban and rural conservation practices and their

impact on our most valuable resource: water. Sue Roisen, local grape

grower, will share her family's experiences.

        For details contact Mary Homan at 320/598-3319 or

mahoman@no.address


FRANCES MOORE LAPPE' TALKS

        February 11 & 12, 2005 (Fri. & Sat.): Northfield, Winona,

Minneapolis, MN

*       3 different talks by the author of "Diet for a Small Planet" and

"Hope's Edge" addressing:

* "Can we go beyond today's consumerism and 'me first' capitalism to

find paths we each can walk that will heal the planet?"

* "Food democracy [that] implies economic rules that encourage

communities to safeguard the soil, water and wildlife on which all our

lives and futures depend."

* The Power of Courage in a Culture of Fear.

        For details see http://www.smallplanetinstitute.org/


TEACHING ABOUT CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES

        February 15, 2005 (Tues.), 9:30am - 12:30pm, Duluth, MN

*       Environmental education capacity building workshop

sponsored by the OEA.

*       Is there a line between presenting a conservation ethic and

encouraging independent thinking? How do educators create an

inclusive, learning atmosphere that allows freedom of ideas and values

exploration? Is it possible to teach without bias? This interactive

workshop will be packed with exercises and reflections that apply to all

types of educational settings.

        Free. For more detail and to reserve a space send an e-mail to

ee-events@no.address (preferred) or call 218/855-5014.


MINNESOTA AIR, WATER AND WASTE CONFERENCE

        February 15 - 17, 2005 (8:00am Tues. - 3:00pm Thurs.),

Bloomington, MN

        For details and registration see

http://www.pca.state.mn.us/news/training/mawwconference/index.html


PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENTS

        February 17, 2005 (Thurs.), 3:00 - 5:00 pm, Baxter, MN

*       Sponsor: Brainerd Area Environmental Learning Network.

*       Charles Marohn with Community Growth Institute will

address the questions:

What exactly is the problem with PUDs that needs to be fixed?  For

that matter, why do we even have PUDs?  What is a PUD supposed to

do?  They're given higher housing densities, but how is the density

calculated?  What performance standards are all PUDs supposed to

meet?  What is a Common Interest Community? What are the

economics of so-called Lease-Back/Rent-Back PUDs?

        Free. For details contact Phil Hunsicker at 218/824-5095 or

phunsicker@no.address


JACKSON MEADOW: A RURAL RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY

        February 17, 2005 (Thurs.), 1:00 - 2:00 pm, St. Paul, MN

*       Sponsor: OEA.

*       Slides and talk by Harold Teasdale, co-developer of a

pedestrian-oriented, conservation-based development in Marine (see

http://www.jacksonmeadow.com/) designed with a number of more

sustainable features than other smart growth developments.

        Free. For details and to register contact Sally Peterson at

Sally.Peterson@no.address or 651/215-0286.


SUCCESS AND SUCCESSION ON THE LAND

        February 19, 2005 (Sat.), 8:30am - 4:00pm, Morris, MN

*       Sponsor: Sustainable Farming Association of MN.

*       14th annual conference focusing on the next generation of

farmers and their children, giving hope and inspiration, along with

practical guidance, to the energetic agricultural entrepreneurs of today

and tomorrow.

        $15 - $55. For details and registration see

http://www.sfa-mn.org/pages/conference/index.php or call 320/760-8732.


MINNESOTA: A HISTORY OF THE LAND

        February 21 & 22, 2005 (Mon. & Tues.), 8:00 - 10:00 pm,

public TV

*       An epic four-part documentary that brings to life the

landscapes of Minnesota's past and the people who changed them.

Showing on Twin Cities Public Television (TPT2).

        "Free." Teacher's guides available soon. For details see

http://www.historyoftheland.org/


SWEDEN'S ECO-MUNICIPALITIES

        February 22, 2005 (Tues.), noon - 1:00pm, St. Paul, MN

*       Sponsor: OEA.

*       Slides and talk by Dr. Sue Swanson of Mahtomedi on her visit

to Sweden last year and about eco-municipalities (see

http://www.nextstep.state.mn.us/res_detail.cfm?id=1476).

        Free. For details and to register contact Sally Peterson at

Sally.Peterson@no.address or 651/215-0286.


DECENTRALIZED WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT

        February 23, 2005 (Wed.), 11:30am - 1:30pm, St. Louis Park, MN

*       Sponsor: Sensible Land Use Coalition.

*       Luncheon presentation by Curtis Sparks of North American

Wetland Engineering on alternatives for creative subdivision planning,

including residential development clusters, for urbanizing rural

communities.

        $30 - $50. For details and registration see

http://www.sensibleland.org or call 952/474-3302.


GREEN MARKETING 101

        February 23, 2005 (Wed.), 6:00 - 8:30 pm, Minneapolis, MN

*       Sponsor: Living Green Expo.

*       This workshop, lead by Christina Manning, an environmental

psychologist in St. Paul, is about effectively using a public display

booth to foster more sustainable behavior change in those who visit the

booth. It has been developed specifically for exhibitors to the April 30

& May 1, 2005 Living Green Expo in St. Paul. Topics covered include:

- matching your message to your audience

- uncovering hidden barriers your customers face in making more

sustainable choices

- using tools such as commitments, prompts and incentives to support

sustainable behaviors

- setting up an eye-catching booth

        Free; at The IN (983 E. Hennepin Ave.). For more details

contact Sean Gosiewski at sean@no.address or

612/331-1099.


RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE UPPER MIDWEST

        February 23 - 24, 2005 (Wed. - Thurs.), Grand Forks, ND

*       Sponsor: Energy & Environmental Research Center.

*       Conference on topics of particular interest to advancing

energy independence and economic development opportunities in the

region. Wind, bio-power and hydrogen are featured, with speakers and

updates on regional projects. Includes a Renewable Energy Expo

featuring major exhibits from the nation's renewable energy companies,

groups and associations.

        Free - $100. For details and registration see

http://www.undeerc.org/reconference/


OPEN SPACE WORKSHOP

        February 23, 2005 (Wed.), 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Maple Grove, MN

*       Sponsor: Sierra Club.

*       A workshop for residents of Maple Grove that will examine

the economic, environmental, and community impacts of suburban

sprawl, and teach participants how they can make a difference in

preserving open space and their quality of life.

        Free; at the Maple Grove Community Center. For details call

Frank at 651/690-9211.


DOWNTOWN PLANNING, DESIGN & IMPLEMENTATION

        February 23, 2005 (Wed.), 8:30am - 4:00pm, Staples, MN

        Contact Dan Frank at dfrank@no.address or 320/632-9255

ext. 2056 for further information.


TOMORROW'S ENERGY IN COMMUNITIES TODAY

        February 28, 2005 (Mon.), 9:00am - 4:30pm, St. Cloud, MN

*       For details and registration see

http://www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org/ or call Margaret Broeren at

651/645-6159, ext. 6.


SUSTAINING LANDS & PEOPLES

        February 28, 2005 (Mon.), 7:00pm, Minneapolis, MN

*       Sponsors include MN Institute for Sustainable Agriculture &

Renewing the Countryside.

*       Gary Nabhan, ethnobiologist, will discuss his two recent

books: "Cross-Pollinations: The Marriage of Science and Poetry" and

"A New Plateau: Sustaining the Lands and Peoples of Canyon

Country," stories of people innovatively applying the principles of

sustainability into their farms, business and community initiatives.

        Free; at Open Book (see http://www.openbookmn.org).


MSU SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE

        February 28 - March 4, 2005 (Mon. - Wed.), Mankato, MN

*       Mankato State University Students for Sustainable

Communities.

*       Monday will feature discussion groups, workshops, lectures

and information tabling by organizations. Topics include moral

capitalism, green campus initiatives, cordwood building, rain gardens,

value-added waste processing and sustainable suburbs. Tuesday

evening lectures are on US energy policy and the Gulf of Mexico dead

zone. The Wednesday International Sustainability Night features talks

on global sustainability (including Japan and the global south),

sustainable transportation in Ireland, and Sweden's eco-municipalities.

        Free. For details contact Zack Ellsworth at 507/382-6935 or

zellsworth@no.address


FUTURE OF COMMERCIAL SHORELAND IN CENTRAL &

NORTHERN MINNESOTA

        March 2, 2005 (Wed.), 9:00am - 4:oopm, Brainerd, MN

*       Presented by the Initiative Foundation; co-hosted by Explore

Minnesota Tourism.

*       Current and anticipated growth in Central MN (of up to 40%

over the next 30 years) provides the region an opportunity to articulate

what our vision of the future looks like; to influence the type and

location of development we desire; to preserve the assets which make

our communities so desirable; and to work together in new ways to

create a model of what sustainable development looks like in a region

that - despite increasing economic diversity - remains wed to the

tourism and recreation industries. Concerned stakeholders are invited to

discuss these issues and themes.

Speakers include land use planner Randall Arendt, MPCA

Commissioner Sheryl Corrigan, and John Edman, the Director of

Minnesota Tourism.

        $25 (includes lunch). For details and registration contact the

Foundation at 320/632-9255.


SHORELAND EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

        February  through September, 2005 (Fri. & Sat.), statewide

*       Sponsor: University of Minnesota Extension Service.

*       18 workshops around the state for lake associations, shoreland

property owners, resource professionals and government staff on the

topics of shoreland volunteerism for lake and watershed stewardship,

shoreland revegetation and shoreland plants.

        $15 - $60. For details and registration see

http://www.extension.umn.edu/water/shore/workshops.htm or contact

Emily Wolf at 218/998-5790 or 888/241-0843.


WILD GARDENER LANDSCAPING SERIES

        February & March, 2005 (6:30 - 8:30 pm. Thurs.),

Maplewood, MN

*       Sponsor: Maplewood Nature Center & Neighborhood

Preserves.

*       4 workshops: Why Go Native? (2/24), Native Trees & Shrubs

(3/3), Wild Gardens: Visions & Practicalities (3/10), Woodland

Wildflower & Butterfly Gardens (3/17).

        $25-$50 per session/household. For details and registration

call 651/249-2170.



See http://www.nextstep.state.mn.us/calendar.cfm for --

-- OTHER EVENTS

-- EVENTS LISTED IN PREVIOUS UPDATES

-- COMPLETE CALENDARS FOR

        Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living

        Transportation

        Sustainable Agriculture - note many winter conferences

        Environmental Education



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THIS BI-WEEKLY E-MAIL UPDATE *

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is sent today to 2,584 people by the e-mail list (listserv)

moderator, staff of the sustainable communities team at the

Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance (OEA), a state

agency.  We hope that you find this information useful, but if at

some point you would like to be removed from the list, please

send an e-mail to nextstep@no.address


Replying to this e-mail message does not allow you to send a

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typically include a great deal of information edited from material

sent in by members. Please send material by addressing an e-

mail to nextstep@no.address, or by typing material

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If you are receiving this e-mail and have not registered as an

MnSCN member (i.e., given us your postal mailing address),

please join by going to http://www.nextstep.state.mn.us/join.cfm

or by sending an e-mail to nextstep@no.address with

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(optional). Also please note if you would not like to have your

name shared with others.


For further information and questions about the OEA or MnSCN,

see http://www.moea.state.mn.us/sc/mnscn.cfm, contact the

listserv's moderators Philipp Muessig and Paul Moss at 651/296-

3417 or 800/657-3843, or send an e-mail to

nextstep@no.address




Philipp Muessig

Sustainable Communities Team

Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance

520 Lafayette Road North, 2nd floor

St. Paul, MN  55155

651/215-0204

800/657-3843

philipp.muessig@no.address

e-newsletter at www.nextstep.state.mn.us



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