MN Green Drinks Events: September

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In Minnesota? Check out these incredible sustainability-focused offerings in September hosted by Twin Cities Green Drinks.

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SATURDAY Sept 9 ~ Open Streets Minneapolis
11am-5pm West Broadway Neighborhood, Mpls ~ FREE
(Open Streets promotes healthy living, local businesses, sustainable transportation and civic pride. On multiple days throughout the year, we create miles of safe, car-free streets so that residents of all ages can walk, bike, shop, participate in spontaneous play activities, and get to know one another.)

TUESDAY Sept 5 ~ St. Paul Solar/EcoDistrict Tour with District Energy
3-6pm St. Paul, MN ~ FREE
(Join Nina Axelson of District Energy for a walking tour of the 4-block St. Paul EcoDistrict. The tour will cover numerous sustainability projects happening along the Mississippi River, including 9 solar installations, district energy, heat recovery, composting programs, etc.).

THURSDAY Sept 7 ~ Bees 101: Intro to Honey Bees
10:30am-12pm @ Midwest Special Services St. Paul, MN ~ FREE + RSVP
(Join Pollinate MN for a beekeeping experience. Participants will be able to put on a beekeeping suit, open a hive, see baby bees – and possibly the queen, sample honey, and learn how we can help them thrive.)

September 8, 9 & 10 ~ NEW Energy Fair
9am-5pm @ Harriet Island Park St. Paul, MN ~ FREE
(The energy fair features over 80 exhibitors related to renewable energy and sustainability, and 100+ workshops on sustainable living, energy efficiency, gardening, and more. Friday is a Solar Professional Pre-Fair Day.)

MONDAY Sept 18 ~ Blueprint for Beautiful Yards & Clean Water
5:30-7:30pm Colombia Heights Public Schools
(Gain tips for creating a healthy and beautiful yard, while learning how specific maintenance strategies can protect our shared water resources. Hosted by the Mississippi Watershed Organization.)

SUNDAY Sept 24 ~ Open Streets Minneapolis
11am-5pm Nicollet Neighborhood, Mpls ~ FREE
(Open Streets promotes healthy living, local businesses, sustainable transportation and civic pride. On multiple days throughout the year, we create miles of safe, car-free streets so that residents of all ages can walk, bike, shop, participate in spontaneous play activities, and get to know one another.)

THURSDAY Sept 28 ~ The River Belongs to Us All: An Evening Celebrating the River
5:30-8:30pm Harriet Island Regional Park, St. Paul MN ~ $$ Donation
(Dr. Dorceta Taylor, one of the nation’s preeminent environmental justice scholars, is presenting a key note address on the intersection of environmental history, politics and justice, and what we can all do to make our special, natural places more inclusive.)

 

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Cindy Gilbert / Director

Cindy Gilbert is the founding director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design program which is home to the fully online, multidisciplinary MA in Sustainable Design (MASD) that is the first of its kind in the world. In this role, she fosters a culture of awareness and creativity through sustainable, innovative and collaborative design. The MASD program blends theory, practice and leadership into a holistic, hands-on learning experience that culminates in student-driven thesis work that brings novel, sustainability-focused products and services to fruition.

Cindy has taught numerous courses and workshops, around the world and online, in the fields of biology, sustainability and biomimicry. She is founder of Alula Consulting which specializes in innovative online and sustainability education projects for educational institutions, non-profits, and corporations. Most recently, she served for nearly four years as the founding director of university education at the Biomimicry Institute where she developed and managed all higher education programs, including the professional certification program, annual education summits, affiliate and fellows programs, and design challenges. Cindy is based in Montana.