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    Environmental Activism Events

    DateNameOrganizationTime/PlaceLink
    06/01/2017 Feed Sacks for Reusable Bags-Fundraiser Northern Lights Community School Collection site at DFL Headquarters Tues & Thurs, 2-5 pm www.dfl.org/itasca 
    06/06/2017 Just Solutions Expo Take Action, Earth Circle, Sierra Club 3:30 - 5:30 GR Library  
    06/06/2017 Hearing: Enbridge Line 3 MN Dept of Commerce 6 pm - 9 pm IRA Civic Center https://mn.gov/commerce/energyfacilities/resource.html?Id 
    06/10/2017 Monthly Meeting Citizens Climate Lobby - Itasca 11:30 at GR Library Study Room citizensclimatelobby.org 
    06/17/2017 Monthly Meetings Earth Circle 2 pm - 3:30 Grand Rapids Library www.itascaenvironment/earthcircle 
    06/19/2017 Community Meetings Free Range Food Co-op 6 pm at Grand Rapids Library http://www.freerangefood.coop/ 
    06/20/2017 From the Ashes Itasca Clean Energy Team / Earth Circle 6:30 pm at ICC Chucker Auditorium http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/from-the-ashes/ 
    06/20/2017 Monthly Meetings Itasca County Indivisible Minnesota 7 pm Madden's Dutchroom www.indivisibleguide.com 
    06/21/2017 Planning Meeting Itasca Clean Energy Team 3 pm at Grand Rapids Public Utility office http://energyteam.wabana.org/ 
    06/28/2017 Monthly Meetings Wes Libby Northern Izaac Walton League 7 pm at Central Square Mall meeting room. http://www.iwla.org/grandrapidsweslibbey 
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Current Concerns

  • Carbon Fee and Dividend Citizens’ Climate Lobby Comes to Grand Rapids What an excellent presentation and response to a the carbon fee and dividend policy promoted by Citizen’s Climate Lobby at the Grand ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2017, 7:47 AM by Jeanne Newstrom
  • Latest Climate Report by American Meteorological Society State of the Climate 2015 was published August 2016 and is available to read at their site: http://www.ametsoc.net/sotc/StateoftheClimate2015_lowres.pdf.The report is long--300 ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2016, 9:01 AM by Jeanne Newstrom
  • GMO Labeling: Action Step 2 Although Itasca County DFLers passed a resolution to label gmo products, President Obama signed the National Bioengineered Food Standard bill on July 29, 2016. and local action on labeling has ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2016, 8:13 AM by Jeanne Newstrom
  • BAN SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS New strategies are needed to reduce usage of single-use plastic bags in Itasca County.  The BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag) committee of Earth Circle has worked hard to influence ...
    Posted Jun 9, 2016, 11:10 AM by Jeanne Newstrom
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Featured Eco-Friendly Product/Service

  • Earth Day Celebration on both Friday and Saturday Earth Circle and the Central Square Mall are teaming up for the third annual Earth Day at Central Square Mall.  This year’s event will be bigger and better than ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2017, 9:16 AM by Jeanne Newstrom
  • Collecting Feed Sacks Itasca Environment and Earth Circle will support a fundraising project of Northern Lights Community School by collecting animal feed sacks and lending students Earth Circle's sewing machine.Attractive animal ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2017, 8:31 AM by Jeanne Newstrom
  • MDI Hired Hands MDI Hired Hands held a Grand Opening on July 28 of their facility in Cohasset.  It was well attended and a fun event with music by Blind Joe (see photo ...
    Posted Jul 29, 2016, 11:04 AM by Jeanne Newstrom
  • No More Bags This local display was up for Earth Day at Central Square Mall on April 22-23, 2016.  Dave Isacskon is an upholsterer and he and his wife are manufacturing these ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2016, 8:56 AM by Jeanne Newstrom
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