Climate Minnesota Crookston Recap

Wednesday April 15th, 2015
5 pm, Resource Fair
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Convening

University of Crookston
Bede Ballroom
2900 University Ave
225 Sargeant Student Center
Crookston, MN 56716

Watch the Convening

WELCOME

Mayor Gary Willhite

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QUESTION

What do you value most about your Crookston community?

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE CROOKSTON COMMUNITY (download ppt)

Mark Seeley, University of Minnesota, Climatologist

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STORYTELLING PANEL

Organic Farming as a Climate Change Solution  (download ppt)

Robin Brekken, Robin Brekken Farms, Inc.

UMC Campus Community Garden: A Case Study  (download ppt)

Dan Svedarsky, Director, Center for Sustainability, UMC

Crookston as an Official GreenStep City!  (download ppt)

DeAndra O’Connell, Sustainable Community Outreach Coordinator, UMC and City of Crookston

QUESTION

How do you feel about tackling climate change solutions?

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SOLUTIONS WORKSHOPS

 

Climate Storytelling Workshop

We all have a story to tell. What is your climate story?  Learn how personal stories can build confidence in talking to peers about this seemingly complex issue, and begin to develop your own climate story.  Presented by the Will Steger Foundation.

 

Idea Brief: Climate Adaptation and Innovation

Be a part of innovative initiatives that are community identified and led, and leverage University of Minnesota research, education and outreach. We can help connect your idea for local climate change solutions with U of M people and resources. So, submit your idea today!  Presented by the University of Minnesota’s Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships.

 

Agricultural Solutions in Climate Change [NRCSForever Green]

Agriculture is one of the most vulnerable industries to climate change, and climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies need to be economically efficient and reduce farmer risk. Agricultural research and solutions presented by the University of Minnesota’s Forever Green Initiative and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

 

Energy Efficiency & Solar Opportunities [Otter Tail PowerRREAL]

Learn about energy efficiency and solar technologies that are appropriate for your home or business.  We’ll also share about an opportunity available for income eligible homes to install solar furnaces. Presented by Otter Tail Power and the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL).

 

Green Step As A Solution

The City of Crookston has officially become a GreenSteps City! Find out about the steps Crookston is taking to fight climate change, and improve community resilience as a part of this program. Participants will learn about how they can support these efforts. Presented

by DeAndra O’Connell, Sustainable Community Outreach Coordinator, University of Minnesota and City of Crookston.

 

 

RESOURCE FAIR

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Agassiz Environmental Learning Center

Children Discovering Nature in NW Minnesota

Environmental Quality Board/Minnesota Department of Commerce

GreenStep City

MICAH Retreat Center

Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, University of Minnesota

Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL)

UMC Sustainability Department

Media

Crookston Times event advisory, April 2015

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Funding provided by:

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