Minnesota EcoMoms-Chapter of the EcoMom Alliance

Minnesota EcoMoms 2009 Living Green Expo May 2-3
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Join the EcoMoms and EcoPaulitans for some green life inspiration.  Take advantage of the lowest prices available in the state on: Klean Kanteens

12 oz. 18 oz. and 27 oz. Klean Kanteens available in traditional stainless steel color and pink, orange and blue.  Sports caps available.


40oz Klean Kanteen stainless steel bottle


K40PPS Product Preview



K40PPS Product Preview


K40PPS Product Preview




Fabkins Garden Friends Cloth Napkins

Fabkins Prima Ballerina Cloth Napkins

Fabkins Xtreme Sports Cloth Napkins

Fabkins Sports Fan Cloth Napkins

Fabkins Flower Power Cloth Napkins

and MiMi the Sardine

waste-free lunchware.

The EcoMom Alliance will have a booth at the Minnesota Living Green Expo

Come by and pick up your Laptoplunches for your waste-free dining on the go, Fabkins reusable cloth napkins, Klean Kantean stainless steel reusable beverage container and cute, cloth reusable snack sacks.

The Expo is a great family event with live music, food, freebies and eco-education.  This year they expect record numbers in attendence and a NEW interactive family area.  Check out all of the wind turbine prototypes and various ways to compost in and outdoors year round.  Also, meet the farmers and join one of the many CSA’s.

See you at the Living Green Expo!


Edina Earth Day 2009
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Edina Earth Day 2009!

“How Low Can WE Go?”
Highlands Elementary School
5505 Doncaster Way
Edina, Minnesota 55436
Wed., April 22 6:00-8:00PM

David Boyce, speaker
MN Renewable Energy Society
Solar 101 
7:00PM in the Media Center

everybodyhelpsearthdayBike to the event and Edina Bike will give you a FREE safety check and helme fitting-they will have helmets available for purchase.

Girl Scouts are collecting: caps, lids, PDAs, cell phones, ink cartridges and batteries-see them in the gymnasium

Mother Earth Drum Circle-“Keep the Beat of Her Heart.”

Jamba Juice Party Tent


Jamba Juice selling $2 buck jambas for Highlands Clen Energy Fund.  Donations can be made out to the Highlands PTA and write Green school projects in the memo.

Make & Take
reusable shopping bags
home made repurposed wrapping paper
non-toxic cleaner of Alice’s Wonderspray recipe

Tour a GREEN school

Over 50 door prizes!

Hundreds of GREEN give-a-aways

Explore the Learning & Play Groups architaectural drawings for the future Natural Play & Discovery Space

Preview the Natural Play Space in the Husky Woods with all natural play elements

Meet the Green Team

Check out the rooftop weather staion/wind study phase for the (hopeful) rooftop mounted vertical axis wind turbine!

Event Sponsors

  1. EcoMom Alliance
  2. Green Gaurdian-edible lawns
  3. Vierkant
  4. Xcel
  5. 41Pounds
  6. MN Renewable Energy Society
  7. Galactic pizza
  8. Grass Fed Cattle, LLC
  9. Fifty Lanterns
  10. Fed Ex Kinko’s
  11. Core Power
  12. Davanni’s
  13. Jerry’s Home Depot
  14. EcoMoms
  15. Green Team
  16. PTA
  17. “Howe Low Can WE Go?” team
  18. 1/2 price books
  19. Edina Bike
  20. Edina Energy & Environment Commission
  21. Project Earth
  22. Klean Kanteen
  23. Laptoplunches
  24. Fabkins
  25. MiMi the Sardine
  26. Edina Bike Task Force
  27. Safe For All Living Things lawn and garden signs
  28. Sunnyside Earthday
  29. Sunnyside Gardens
  30. Wonderment
  31. ReThink ReCycle
  32. Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board
  33. Community Power Grant
  34. Center for Energy and the Environment
  35. Green Guide
  36. Bluesky Guide
  37. Do It Green!
  38. Next Step

EcoMom Farm Field Trip with the St. Paul EcoMoms-the EcoPaulitans!
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Host: Jose Brizard/Ecopaulitans
Location: Cedar Summit Dairy Farm
2580 Drexel Ave, New Prague, MN 56071 US
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When: Tuesday, August 26, 10:00AM
Phone: Jose 651.695.1855
Please join us for a tour of the now certified organic Cedar Summit Farm. You may have already tasted their delicious milk and other dairy products from grass fed cows. We will tour the farm and the plant where they process cheese and ice cream, we might be able to see other farm animals such as chickens. The tour takes about one hour and is completed with an ice cream cone. For more information on the farm and a map, please visit their website. http://www.cedarsummit.com It takes about 50 minutes to get there from St. Paul.Tour is $7.50 per adult and $5.00 per child. Please RSVP.

Sustain Your Self Event co-hosts The EcoMoms with Core Power Yoga & Spa Edina
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CorePower Yoga & EcoMom Alliance Evening

Sustain Yourself, Sustain Your Home, Sustain Your Planet

Date: Saturday, 8/23
Location: CorePower Yoga Edina Yoga & Spa
Time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Cost: $10 minimum donation to the Chrysalis Foundation
A night of self-rejuvenation and inspiration to make change for a more sustainable planet! Enjoy free yoga, complimentary mini spa treatments, & EcoMom Edutainment. Mingle & shop fair trade with other like-minded Moms who care about the earth; OR, book yourself a spa treatment! Enjoy special discounts on yoga, spa packages, and retail this evening only.

Call Edina Yoga & Spa to register: 952.835.9642 – space is limited!

What: A night of Self Rejuvenation and Inspiration to make
change for a more sustainable planet!


EcoMom Edutainment providing insight on composting in the
home and shopping and eating organic

• Free Yoga
• Complimentary Mini Spa Treatments
• Food & Drink (local,organic,and raw)
• Enjoy special discounts on Yoga and Spa Packages
• 20% Boutique Discount – This evening only

When: Saturday,August 23, 6:30-10:00PM
Cost: Minimum $10.00 donation to the Chrysalis Foundation
helping battered women safely turn a new leaf in the
Twin Cities.
Call to Register: 952-835-9642 -Space is Limited!!!

Centennial Lakes Plaza 7495 France Avenue Avenue South Edina Minnestoa 55435
For more information call:952.835.YOGA

Call to Register: 952-835-9642 -Space is Limited!!!

Sustain Your Self Event at Core Power Edina Yoga and Spa
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Your invited to an EcoMom Sustain Your Self Event

Come, Rejuvenate, and Leave Inspired! Come join the EcoMoms and yogini’s, for the first time and bring friends!

Sustain Your Self, Sustain Your Home, Sustain the Planet Event

co-hosted by Corepower Edina Yoga & Spa and the EcoMom ™ Alliance

Saturday, August 23, 6:30-10:00PM

A night of Self Rejuvenation and Inspiration to make change for a more sustainable planet!

Enjoy Free Yoga, Complimentary Mini Spa Treatments, EcoMom Edutainmant providing insight on Composting in the home, shopping and eating all organic, and Food & Drink (local, organic, and raw) to entice your pallet.

Enjoy special discounts on yoga and spa packages as well as retail this evening only.

Lines that are noteworthy for being local and green are: Float Design, Universal Pants, Patti Petrich Jewelry, Spoonman Jewelry and more.

Mingle, and shop fair trade with other like-minded Moms who care about the earth or book yourself a spa treatment.

Registration is open.

Cost: Minimum $10.00 donation to the Chrysalis Foundation- helping battered women safely turn a new leaf in the Twin Cities.

Call to register: 952-835-9642 -Space is limited

Nielle Arnold

Corepower Yoga & Spa-Edina

Julie McMahon Jones

Minnesota Chapter of the EcoMom Alliance

Additional Information

7495 France Ave. So
Edina, MN 55435
Complimentary parking available on the 1st level of Centennial Lakes Plaza



REDISCOVER yourself in Yoga REVIVE yourself in the Spa REWARD yourself in the retail Boutique THE NEW YOU IS WAITING… ARE YOU READY?

This 6200 sq. foot facility has been designed to offer one-of-a-kind personal pampering and a unique retreat from any busy day. Located in Centennial Lakes Plaza below Cucumber’s restaurant on France Avenue; your personal oasis overlooks the water, mini golf course and skating rink of Centennial Lakes Park.

Step to your edge in any one of the 60 yoga classes offered throughout the week when it best fits your schedule (early morning, lunch hour, or evening to unwind), then pamper yourself with a signature massage or facial in the Serenity Spa. Shop the 1200 sq. ft boutique for yoga and eco-inspired fashion, skincare, books, music, yoga must-haves and more, and then take in the natural scenery on the outdoor patio.

Yoga Classes Include: CorePower Yoga’s signature heated Power Vinyasa, Hot Yoga, Yoga Sculpt, Hot Power Fusion and meditation. Check our upcoming schedule for special Kids Yoga Workshops and more!!!

Everything you need to get started awaits you at CorePower Yoga & Spa Edina. We offer mat rental and towels for your convenience, changing rooms designed with modern amenities, showers, private lockers and refreshments for during and after class.

indulge in massage revive your senses retail therapy

renew your soul

» BOUTIQUE: Mon – Thurs 9:00am-7:00pm Fri – Sun 9:00am-5:00pm

» SPA: Tues & Thurs 10:00am-7:00pm Fri, Sat, & Sun 10:00am-5:00pm (Appointments Necessary)

» PARKING: An abundance of complimentary covered parking is available just steps from our front door on the first floor level of Centennial Lakes Plaza.

Begin Your Personal Transformation Today!

Your Body and Mind Will Thank You!


YOGA Edina CorePower Yoga & Spa MASSAGE Edina CorePower Yoga & Spa SKINCARE Edina CorePower Yoga & Spa BOUTIQUE Edina CorePower Yoga & Spa

One Week of Yoga for FREE!

All new students to CorePower Yoga that live in the Twin Cities area receive one free week of yoga classes. No strings, no commitments, just a great way to bliss out for free. No need to register in advance, just show up about 15 minutes early for your first class and enjoy a full week of asana on us!Want another free week? Refer 5 friends to try their free week for free and you’ll earn another free week too!

4th of July Edina Parade-Join in with the Edina Bike Dudes & Edina Environment Commission & EcoAnybody (Meet at Edina Bike-Next to Snuffy’s at 9:15!)
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Want to have a blast and memorable 4th of July experience for the whole family? Questions or RSVP: juliemcjones@gmail.com

EcoMoms bring FUN!! Bring the whole family and march in the 4th of July Parade with the Edina Bike Guys and the EcoMoms and Friends.


Join the EcoMom (TM) Alliance and the Edina and anywhere else you live- EcoMoms (EcoKids, EcoAunties, EcoDads, EcoEdinaans) as we march, bike, scooter, recumbent, stilts, unicycle, electric bike, heelies, razors, and ride and wave in the Edina Bike shops solar and electric car through the Edina 4th of July Parade.

Carl the owner of the Edina Bike shop and an all around great guy has invited the EcoMoms to merge our sustainability efforts and join there group in the parade line up! Meet at the Edina Bike Shop at 9:15 AM and then we will bike or whatever clean mode of transportation you choose, to the line up a few blocks away. The parade starts at 10:00AM.

After the parade enjoy a game of Bike Polo. Now that I have to see!

Wear a white t-shirt with the words EcoMom on the front. You can order an organic cotton cute fitting t for $28 http://www.ecomomalliance.org or use permanent marker or iron on letters from a craft store like Michael’s or JoAnn or maybe Target has Iron on letters-EcoMom, EcoKid, EcoDad, EcoAuntie, EcoGrandma…please do your letters like that. RSVP so I can get a count or just show! Lets get some critical mass out there!!!

The Edina Parade is a proud Zero Waste Event-no litter no literature handed out. Speaking of paper reduction. I never get mail…..Junk mail that is! Thanks to an official EcoMom Alliance sponsor, 41 Pounds

Watch this!


DICAMBA is a carcinogen and it is sprayed by ChemLawn where children learn and play & “drifts” in a 3 mile radius
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Maybe if city and school officials read the research now flowing out of the Red River Valley and the University of Minnesota on the adverse health risks between children and pesticide exposure. Also cited are links to brain diseases and alzheimers

Larger view

in those exposed to pesticides. We should never be using these hazardous chemicals were developing brains and bodies learn and play.


An EcoFriend had an ant problem recently. Her room mate was ready to call the Terminix company (one of the worst enviro offenders). She asked me if I knew of a natural remedy. There are many and the best one is keep your kitchen clean and limit food eating to only the kitchen. If you find yourself at a store in the toxic chemical isle contemplating the easy route out of whatever is “pesting” your home or yard…check this website out first. I typed in DICAMBA the main ingredient in ChemLawns/TruGreens toxic lawn cocktail. This is a huge list of diseases and disorders linked with just this one toxic chemical. Yikes!