EcoStewardship: Putting the Garden to Bed

Posted on Oct 10, 2020
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EcoStewardship: Putting the garden to bed

On what may have been the most incredible Minnesota weather day of 2020, the EcoClub closed the books on our district grant project by helping with fall harvest and clean up at the Community Gardens at Pillsbury United Communities in North Minneapolis.  Harvest was actually a big part of our job - those gardens are prolific! Carrots, kale, chard, squash, several varieties of peppers and tomatoes - just a few of the gorgeous veggies we pulled before taking up the plants for compost.  A final step of raking and seeding with cover crop and the gardens are ready for winter.  
EcoStewardship: Putting the Garden to Bed 2020-10-10 05:00:00Z 0 Stewardship

EcoEducation: District Governor Visit

Posted on Oct 06, 2020
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EcoEducation: District Governor Visit

We had a great visit from the District Governor, Tom Gump.  He was joined by District Governor Elect Marianna Khauv and District Governor Nominee Lloyd Campbell.   Tom talked about the opportunities that get opened up for Rotarians --- opportunities for lifelong friendships with people from around the world, opportunities for service both locally and internationally, opportunities for leadership, and opportunities for the people and causes we serve.  
 
 
EcoEducation: District Governor Visit 2020-10-06 05:00:00Z 0 Education

EcoStewardship: Seed Collecting at Crow Hassan

Posted on Sep 26, 2020
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EcoStewardship: Seed Collecting at Crow Hassan

We had a group of 24 roaming the restored prairie at Crow Hassan (part of the Three Rivers Park District) gathering seeds from native prairie plants that will be used to maintain prairie and add to the growing prairie ecosystem within the parks.  Prairie, once the Midwest's largest ecosystems, is now less than 1 percent of its original expanse.  In Minnesota and Iowa, prairie was approximately 25 million acres and is now less than 300 thousand.  
 
 
EcoStewardship: Seed Collecting at Crow Hassan 2020-09-26 05:00:00Z 0 Stewardship

EcoEducation: The Favorable Economics of Solving the Climate Challenge

Posted on Sep 15, 2020
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EcoEducation: The Favorable Economics of Solving the Climate Challenge

We had a very compelling presentation from UofM Economist, Jay Coggins showing that changing to renewable electrified energy makes economic sense as much as it makes environmental sense.    Jay believes that we need to move to a 100% electric energy model with 100% of that electricity produced from wind, solar, hydro and geothermal.  In 2018 these four sources gave us 6% of our electricity.  He points out that this won't be an easy transition -- but it is the one that makes the most economic sense.  
 
EcoEducation: The Favorable Economics of Solving the Climate Challenge 2020-09-15 05:00:00Z 0 Education

EcoFellowship: Hike at Westwood Hills Nature Center

Posted on Sep 01, 2020
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EcoFellowship: Hike at Westwood Hills Nature Center + Cerveza 

It was so great to actually see people in person!  After months of Zoom meetings being able to look people in the eye and chat casually felt amazing.  We couldn't ask for a better setting for this in person meeting.  Although the newly built nature center closed before our meeting start, you can tell by the facade that it will be a great destination for metro nature lovers.  The trails are impeccably maintained and wind through so many diverse natural spaces it is hard to believe that it butts up to 394.  The Toyota dealership sign peeking above the tree line was our only clue.  
EcoFellowship: Hike at Westwood Hills Nature Center 2020-09-01 05:00:00Z 0 Fellowship

EcoEducation: Water Connects Us

Posted on Aug 18, 2020
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EcoEducation: Water Connects Us

We Minnesotans have been blessed with amazing water fortune.  We have 11 million acres of wetlands, over 11 thousand lakes, 90 thousand miles of streams, 80 watersheds, and 70% of the state has abundant groundwater.  With that water fortune comes great responsibility.  98% of the water in Minnesota originally fell on Minnesota - ie we are downstream from almost no one - ie the health of our water is determined by our actions.  
EcoEducation: Water Connects Us 2020-08-18 05:00:00Z 0 Education

EcoStewardship: Invasive Removal Ole Olson Park

Posted on Aug 08, 2020
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EcoStewardship: Invasive Removal Ole Olson Park 

Whew!  The EcoClub worked up a sweat removing wormwood, thistle, and curly dock from the native planting area along the Mississippi at Ole Olson Park in Minneapolis.  The planting area is maintained by Friends of the Mississippi.  The area provides needed habitat in an urban industrial and residential area for wildlife and pollinators.  The deep root systems of the native plants also prevent erosion and filter water headed to the Mississippi so fewer pollutants enter the river.  
EcoStewardship: Invasive Removal Ole Olson Park 2020-08-08 05:00:00Z 0 Stewardship

EcoEducation: Introduction to Project Drawdown

Posted on Aug 04, 2020
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EcoEducation: Introduction to Project Drawdown

Project Drawdown’s mission is to help the world reach “Drawdown”— the point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline, thereby stopping catastrophic climate change — as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible.  The EcoClub watched a presentation made by Jonathan Foley, Executive Director of Project Drawdown, to Rotary.  
 
First Foley laid out some of the climate issues we are facing.  Issues such as there has been more change in the last 50 years than in the entirety of human history.  Issues such as there has been a 50% increase in CO2 since 1850 when Eunice Foote was the first scientist to hypothesize that an increase in CO2 warms the planet.  
EcoEducation: Introduction to Project Drawdown 2020-08-04 05:00:00Z 0 Education

EcoFellowship: Paddling the Mississippi

Posted on Aug 03, 2020
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EcoFellowship: Paddling the Mississippi

Seriously - can we do this every month?  We met at Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park where some made use of the kayak rentals through Paddleshare and others brought their own craft.  Overcast, yet delightfully warm, it was a perfect day to be on the water.  For the most part the current was lazy with an occasional pocket of small rapids when the river got shallow.  We chatted and paddled and drifted and scanned for wildlife.  Our rewards: cormorants, bald eagles, a few leaping fish, and a river-side wedding.  We also had fun identifying landmarks from this new vantage like various buildings, 694 as we glided beneath and the downtown skyline. The Mississippi is truly a treasure.  
 
EcoFellowship: Paddling the Mississippi 2020-08-03 05:00:00Z 0 Fellowship

EcoEducation: Saving Our Oceans

Posted on Jul 07, 2020
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EcoEducation: Saving Our Oceans

This was our largest meeting by attendee count by far.  62 people registered for this event that featured Ludovic Grosjean, who was named one of Rotary’s People of Action: Young Innovators in 2018.  Before getting into what we heard and learned, a little shout out to Bethany Esse, new Club President and Steve Solbrack for organizing such a seamless Zoom meeting.  With such a large group we could not do our usual introductions, so Bethany and Steve used the breakout group feature in Zoom so we could get a little fellowship into the meeting.  Nicely done. 
 
EcoEducation: Saving Our Oceans 2020-07-07 05:00:00Z 0 Education

EcoEducation: Art and the Environment

Posted on Jun 01, 2020
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EcoEducation: Art and the Environment

Such an interesting topic!  EcoClub member Stuart D. is pursuing his PhD in Art History and shared with us philosophy behind representation of nature/environment in art as well as how this has changed throughout history.  Environmental Art traditionally depicts the relationship between humans and the environment. More recently it is more concerned with changing the relationship to a more just and sustainable one.   Traditionally artistically and philosophically we have prioritized culture over nature and artists/thinkers/philosophers are seeking to blur this line.  
EcoEducation: Art and the Environment 2020-06-02 04:00:00Z 0 Education

EcoStewardship: Tree Planting to Support Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change

Posted on May 26, 2020
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EcoStewardship: Tree Planting to Support Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change

 
A group of 14 Rotarians from the Rotary EcoClub and Minneapolis City of Lakes Rotary Club joined with Mississippi Park Connection and the National Park Service to plant 1000+ trees at Crosby Farm Regional Park along the Mississippi River in St. Paul. This is part of the Adaptive Silviculture (def: the growing and cultivating of trees) for Climate Change project, where a variety of species will be planted and studied over the course of the next 20 years.  It is intended to reforest the river bottoms, especially in light of all of the ash trees that have been removed in recent years.
EcoStewardship: Tree Planting to Support Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change 2020-05-27 04:00:00Z 0 Stewardship

EcoEducation: Global Conservation in Partnership with Indigenous Peoples

Posted on May 18, 2020
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EcoEducation: Global Conservation in Partnership with Indigenous Peoples

This was a topic that intrigued a lot of people based on the number of guests attending!  We hope you all enjoyed your EcoClub experience and will come to another meeting.  Rane Cortez of the Nature Conservancy shared the why and how behind their partnership with indigenous peoples to conserve threatened ecosystems across the globe.  So far, these partnerships have helped conserve and improve 250 million acres and 1 million indigenous peoples.  
EcoEducation: Global Conservation in Partnership with Indigenous Peoples 2020-05-19 04:00:00Z 0 Education

EcoEducation: Nibi Walks and the Walking Practice of Praying for the Waters

Posted on May 04, 2020
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EcoEducation: Nibi Walks and the Walking Practice of Praying for the Waters

Sharon Day spoke to the Rotary EcoClub about Nibi Walks, indigenous led ceremonies to pray for water.  The practice involves gathering water from the headwaters of rivers and carrying it to the mouth and returning it to the river.  The practice involves silence and meditation and moving.  It urges participants and observers to think about water not as a commodity, but rather something that is a part of us; a part of life.  
EcoEducation: Nibi Walks and the Walking Practice of Praying for the Waters 2020-05-05 04:00:00Z 0 Education

EcoStewardship: Good Neighbor News

Posted on Apr 28, 2020
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EcoStewardship: Good Neighbor News

Mississippi Watershed Management Organization featured The Twin Cities Rotary EcoClub in their April newsletter as the Good Neighbor of the Month. The shout out highlights some of the hands on work we accomplish as a club and also how we connect with Minnesota organizations so we can learn and do more.  AH!  Makes us remember back to last summer when we toured the MWMO headquarters.  Can't take for granted being able to connect in person!
EcoStewardship: Good Neighbor News 2020-04-28 05:00:00Z 0 Stewardship

EcoEducation: Protecting America's Favorite Wilderness

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EcoEducation: Protecting America's Favorite Wilderness

Tom Landwehr is Executive Director of Save the Boundary Waters and former Commissioner of MN Department of Natural Resources.  We received a very informative presentation on what it could mean for the health of the Boundary Waters if the proposed Twin Metals copper nickel mine is allowed to be built.  Tom provided facts about the proposal and the approval process. It was extremely enlightening. 
EcoEducation: Protecting America's Favorite Wilderness 2020-04-21 04:00:00Z 0 Education

EcoStewardship: EarthDay 50yr Anniversary EcoClub Service Day

Posted on Apr 17, 2020
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EcoStewardship: EarthDay 50 yr Anniversary EcoClub Service Day

To celebrate the 50 year anniversary of EarthDay, the Rotary EcoClub hosted a service day that also respected the social distancing expectations that have been in effect since late March.  Members and guests and anyone who wanted to participate took some time out on the Saturday prior to EarthDay and chose an earth-friendly activity to complete on their own.  We then gathered via Zoom for a happy hour to socialize and share what we had done.  
 
 
EcoStewardship: EarthDay 50yr Anniversary EcoClub Service Day 2020-04-18 04:00:00Z 0 Stewardship

EcoEducation: Engaging the Next Generation of Outdoor Stewards

Posted on Apr 06, 2020
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EcoEducation: Engaging the Next Generation of Outdoor Stewards

Even though Minnesota didn't rank in the top ten of outdoorsy states, we have some outdoorsy cred thanks to organizations like Wilderness Inquiry whose mission is to connect people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to the natural world and each other through shared outdoor activities.  In a great presentation by WI's Youth Programs Manager, Christine, we were reminded that there are a lot of people who have no connection to natural spaces - even city parks.  This is more true of the youngest generations.  Studies show that today's children spend half as much time outdoors as their parents did when they were young.  People who are not engaged with nature and the outdoors are more likely to see it as less valuable and less important.  
EcoEducation: Engaging the Next Generation of Outdoor Stewards 2020-04-07 04:00:00Z 0 Education

EcoFellowship: Staying Connected While Distancing

Posted on Mar 16, 2020
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EcoFellowship: Staying Connected While Distancing

Due to calls to reduce social contact to "flatten the curve" the Twin Cities Rotary EcoClub had its first remote meeting via the Zoom platform.  Our scheduled speaker could not attend, so the club used the time for longer introductions to help forge greater personal connection.  The platform was excellent - having the visual of our participants and the audio well controlled and outstanding moderation by our club president, Emily Spott, everyone felt seen and heard.  
EcoFellowship: Staying Connected While Distancing 2020-03-17 04:00:00Z 0 Fellowship

EcoStewardship: Supporting the Rotary Foundation

Posted on Mar 08, 2020
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EcoStewardship: Supporting the Rotary Foundation

We are ecstatic about our first major project as a club - increasing the ecological and economic sustainability of the hydroponic Freight Farm at Pillsbury United Communities by adding solar panels and a water catchment system - and we recognize that this project would not be possible without the generous district grant awarded earlier in the year. Grants like the one we received are possible because of the Rotary Foundation.  
 
As a beneficiary, we have made it a club goal to have 100% participation by club members to support the Rotary Foundation in 2020.  Donations can be of any size - from pennies to thousands of dollars, the Rotary Foundation model ensures that your funds are used in ways that make lasting and measurable impact.  
EcoStewardship: Supporting the Rotary Foundation 2020-03-09 04:00:00Z 0 Stewardship

EcoEducation: Wolves in Minnesota

Posted on Mar 02, 2020
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EcoEducation: Wolves in Minnesota

Minnesota is the home of the greatest number of wolves in the contiguous United States.  In 2018, the DNR estimated the number of wolves in Minnesota to be 2655.  This is up from the estimated low of 400 wolves in the 1950s.  When wolves were placed on the endangered species list in 1974, North Eastern Minnesota and the UP in Michigan were the only places in the lower 48 states with any wolf population.  Today the DNR seeks to ensure a minimum population of 1600 wolves in Minnesota.  There are about 4-5 wolves per pack and a pack has an average range of 61 miles.  Competition for territory and food is an inherent population control mechanism.  The Minnesota wolf population has remained statistically unchanged for several years. 
EcoEducation: Wolves in Minnesota 2020-03-03 05:00:00Z 0 Education

EcoFellowship: Naturalist Led Snowshoe Hike

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EcoFellowship: Naturalist Led Snowshoe Hike

Another brilliant and beautiful day offered up by Mother Earth for members of the EcoClub to connect with each other and the natural world.  The temps were seasonally high, the snow glistening, and EcoClubbers had a blast on the second annual naturalist led snowshoe hike.  See how "annual" snuck its way in there.  That means we have to do it next year!  There is something invigorating about a winter day when spring is in the air.  
 
 
EcoFellowship: Naturalist Led Snowshoe Hike 2020-02-22 05:00:00Z 0 Fellowship

EcoEducation: Our Mighty but Imperiled Mississippi, and How We Can Save It

Posted on Feb 17, 2020
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EcoEducation:  Our Mighty but Imperiled Mississippi, and How We Can Save It. 

There has been a lot of headway in the efforts to improve the health of the Mississippi River here in the state of its birth.  The vision of Friends of the Mississippi River - to have a river where the water is clear and clean and safe to swim in, where fish and wildlife are healthy and abundant, and where scenic bluffs and cultural treasures are protected - however, is not fully realized.  Executive Director, Whitney Clark, shared with the EcoClub the many ways that FMR advocates for the river and teaches us all how we can be better stewards. 
EcoEducation: Our Mighty but Imperiled Mississippi, and How We Can Save It 2020-02-18 05:00:00Z 0 Education

EcoEducation: Big Solar: Wildlife Sanctuaries or Industrial Blights?

Posted on Feb 03, 2020
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EcoEducation: Big Solar: Wildlife Sanctuaries or Industrial Blights?

Rob Davis, Director of the Center for Pollinators in Energy at Fresh Energy, showed the Rotary EcoClub how concerns over the less than eco-friendly outcomes from erecting big solar fields can be addressed by planting native pollinator supporting plants beneath the panels.  We learned a lot about the ecological and the economic considerations and trade-offs when dedicating acreage to solar energy production.  
EcoEducation: Big Solar: Wildlife Sanctuaries or Industrial Blights? 2020-02-04 05:00:00Z 0 Education

EcoEducation: Environmental Sustainability as a Potential RI Area of Focus

Posted on Jan 31, 2020
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EcoEducation: Environmental Sustainability as a Potential Rotary International Area of Focus

One of the exciting things about being a part of Rotary is that when this organization puts a problem in its cross hairs, there are significant, world-changing, measurable outcomes.  The journey to eradicate Polio is a marquee example of what Rotary can accomplish.  The Areas of Focus as agreed upon by the Rotary International Board of Trustees is a way to concentrate the resources and passion of Rotarians so collective small actions create disproportionate positive change.  As of now, the Environment is not a Rotary Area of Focus.   
EcoEducation: Environmental Sustainability as a Potential RI Area of Focus 2020-02-01 05:00:00Z 0 Education

EcoEducation: Education for Life: Voyageur Outward Bound School

Posted on Jan 20, 2020
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EcoEducation: Education for Life - Voyageur Outward Bound School

Jack Lee, Executive Director of Voyageur Outward Bound School (VOBS) and Rotarian from Edina Morningside, and Katherine Davis, Development Officer, shared how experiences with the VOBS program changes lives through challenge and discovery.  Their core belief is that, for everyone, there is more in them than they know.  There is more ability, more resilience, and more potential.  They shared with us why the wilderness is the most powerful environment in which to engage in this discovery. 
EcoEducation: Education for Life: Voyageur Outward Bound School 2020-01-21 05:00:00Z 0 Education

EcoStewardship: EcoClub Signature Project 2020 Awarded District Funds

Posted on Jan 17, 2020
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EcoStewardship: EcoClub Signature Project 2020 Awarded District Funds

 
 
We are excited to announce that the Rotary District Grants Committee voted unanimously to award the Twin Cities Rotary EcoClub funds to complete our proposed project to increase the sustainability of the Pillsbury United Communities Hydroponic Freight Farm.  We are grateful to the many local clubs who supported the vision of this project with donations.  These donations were matched 2-1 with the Rotary District Grants Committee vote and we now have a budget of $24K.   
EcoStewardship: EcoClub Signature Project 2020 Awarded District Funds 2020-01-18 05:00:00Z 0 Stewardship

EcoEducation: One Bottle, One Straw, One Bag at a Time: Reducing Use of Single Use Plastic

Posted on Jan 06, 2020
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EcoEducation: One Bottle, One Straw, One Bag at a Time: Reducing Use of Single Use Plastic

An energized group of EcoRotarians and guests filled the meeting room to hear from Angelina Amerigo, current Miss Heart of the Lakes, about her social impact passion of reducing our use of single use plastic.  Boy was this a topic that resonated with everyone in the room!  There was lots of interactive discussion and sharing of experiences and strategies to tackle this issue.  
 
EcoEducation: One Bottle, One Straw, One Bag at a Time: Reducing Use of Single Use Plastic 2020-01-07 05:00:00Z 0 Education

EcoEducation: Power of Rotary to Support Action that Creates Change: Global Grant Project Lake Atitlan in Guatemala

Posted on Dec 16, 2019
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EcoEducation: Power of Rotary to Support Action that Creates Change: Global Grant Project Lake Atitlan in Guatemala

 
Lake Atitlan in Guatemala is considered by some to be the most beautiful lake in the world. It attracts international tourism. It also provides drinking water to the 450,000 people living near the basin.  Sewage from these residents has historically been dumped into the lake. The lack of sanitation created (and continues to create) significant health issues for the lake and the human residents.  This might not seem like something that would inspire song, but Todd Thompson of The Rotary Club of Northfield got our toes tapping while sharing his club's experience working on a project awarded Global Grant funds. 
EcoEducation: Power of Rotary to Support Action that Creates Change: Global Grant Project Lake Atitlan in Guatemala 2019-12-17 05:00:00Z 0 Education

EcoEducation: My Climate Story Workshop

Posted on Dec 02, 2019
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EcoEducation: My Climate Story Workshop

 
30 years is a long time right?  It's so long that it is hard to think urgently about affecting something that might come to fruition in three decades.  Bethany Esse, Climate Reality Leader and EcoClub Member shared with us a picture of herself and her sisters that had been taken when they were very little.  Then she shared vivid descriptions of the day the picture was taken and why she remembers it so clearly.   It was easy for all of us in the room to transport ourselves back to when we were the ages depicted in the photograph.  We understood in an instant on a gut emotional level how a few decades can pass in the blink of on eye. 
EcoEducation: My Climate Story Workshop 2019-12-03 05:00:00Z 0 Education

EcoEducation: Recycling is as Important as Ever

Posted on Nov 18, 2019
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EcoEducation: Recycling is as Important as Ever

 
 
Think that since China has reduced its acceptance of recyclable waste that your efforts to recycle don't matter anymore?  The EcoClub conversation with Paul Kroening of the Hennepin County Environment and Energy Department dispelled that rumor.  In Minnesota it is illegal for sorted recyclable materials to be burned or buried.  Hennepin County has a goal to increase the percentage of our waste stream that is recycled from 50% to 75%.  Residents can help by staying informed about what can be recycled and what cannot. 
EcoEducation: Recycling is as Important as Ever 2019-11-19 05:00:00Z 0 Education

EcoFellowship: A Cup of Bird-Friendly Coffee at Sparrow Cafe

Posted on Nov 15, 2019
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EcoFellowship: A Cup of Bird-Friendly Coffee at Sparrow Cafe

 
 
In a previous EcoClub meeting we learned that coffee is just one of many monoculture crops that destroy habitat. Many migratory songbirds that fly south for the winter months find less and less habitat - with coffee plantations contributing to this reduction. Your caffeine habit can encourage coffee farmers to adopt practices of growing coffee in the shade of tree canopies. This can almost quadruple the number of bird species that land can support when compared with open fields. 
EcoFellowship: A Cup of Bird-Friendly Coffee at Sparrow Cafe 2019-11-16 05:00:00Z 0 Fellowship

EcoEducation: Climate Reality: Climate Change and its Impact on Minnesota

Posted on Nov 04, 2019
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EcoEducation: Climate Reality: Climate Change and its Impact on Minnesota

 
The Climate Reality Project is a global initiative to spread awareness of climate change and solutions by empowering everyday people to become activists, equipped with the tools, training, and network to fight for solutions and drive change planet-wide.  Climate Reality Leaders Lynn Scott and Clark Gregor gave the EcoClub an informative presentation tailored to Rotary and Minnesota. 
EcoEducation: Climate Reality: Climate Change and its Impact on Minnesota 2019-11-05 05:00:00Z 0 Education

EcoEducation: University of Minnesota chapter of Engineers Without Borders

Posted on Oct 14, 2019
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EcoEducation: University of Minnesota Chapter Engineers without Borders

 
 
The Rotary EcoClub enjoyed an interesting an inspiring presentation by the UMN Student Chapter of Engineers without Borders.  The mission of Engineers Without Borders - University of Minnesota is to partner with communities around the world and to improve their quality of life through implementation of engineered projects that prove environmentally and economically sustainable.
EcoEducation: University of Minnesota chapter of Engineers Without Borders 2019-10-15 04:00:00Z 0 Education

EcoEducation: Pillsbury United Communities: Urban Agriculture

Posted on Sep 30, 2019
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EcoEducation: Pillsbury United Communities: Urban Agriculture

 
 
The free community dinner provided at the Oak Park Center was just finishing up when members of the Twin Cities Rotary EcoClub arrived to hear more about the Center's urban farming from Ethan Neal (EcoClub member and Food System Manager at Pillsbury United Communities).  Many of the vegetables used in the preparation of that meal came from the urban farm at the back of the center. 
EcoEducation: Pillsbury United Communities: Urban Agriculture 2019-10-01 04:00:00Z 0 Education
EcoFellowship: La Dona Cerveceria 2019-10-01 04:00:00Z 0 Fellowship

EcoEducation: MWMO: Protecting Water Quality and Habitat in the Urban Environment

Posted on Sep 17, 2019
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EcoEducation: MWMO: Protecting Water Quality and Habitat in the Urban Environment

We know watersheds to be land areas that channel rainfall and snowmelt to creeks, rivers, lakes, and eventually oceans.  In an urban environment a unique component of the watershed is the storm sewer system.  The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) partners with its member communities to invest in green infrastructure that captures, cleans and reuses storm water runoff as well as monitoring the water quality within the watershed and conducting education and outreach.  
EcoEducation: MWMO: Protecting Water Quality and Habitat in the Urban Environment 2019-09-18 04:00:00Z 0 Education

EcoStewardship: Seed Collection at Crow-Hassan Park Reserve 

Posted on Aug 24, 2019
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Eco Stewardship: Seed Collection at Crow-Hassan Park Reserve

Today there is less than 1% of the pre-European settlement of prairie habitat remaining in Minnesota.  The health of the remaining prairie depends on its biodiversity.  Collecting seeds in the fall of the year is an important contribution to the maintenance of the prairie habitat managed by the Three Rivers Park District.  Learn more about seed collection in Three Rivers Park District. 
EcoStewardship: Seed Collection at Crow-Hassan Park Reserve 2019-08-25 04:00:00Z 0 Stewardship

EcoFellowship: Lawn Bowling at Brookview

Posted on Aug 11, 2019
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EcoFellowship: Lawn Bowling at Brookview

One of the best parts of being a member of the Twin Cities Rotary EcoClub is that you can participate in fun and fellowship with interesting people.  Trying out the game of lawn bowling on a beautiful Minnesota summer evening provided just the right backdrop!  
 
 
EcoFellowship: Lawn Bowling at Brookview 2019-08-12 04:00:00Z 0 Fellowship
EcoEducation: Audubon Minnesota: What's good for birds is good for people 2019-08-07 04:00:00Z 0 Education
EcoStewardship: Sumac Removal at Ottawa Bluffs Oak Savanna 2019-06-15 04:00:00Z 0 Stewardship
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