Minnesota EcoMoms-Chapter of the EcoMom Alliance


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.


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

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

USE A SAFE ALTERNATIVE To WHATEVER IS “PESTING” YOU

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!

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EcoMom T’s Are In!
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I am meeting with the EcoMom (TM) Alliance, founder and CEO of the EcoMom (TM) Alliance, Kimberly Danek Pinkson and Community Leader Coordinator, Liz Held on June 20th in San Francisco.

I am excited to come back with fresh EcoMom ideas and direction for taking this movement in Minneapolis to the next level. Join the EcoMoms, its FREE and inspirational. Get an EcoMom organic cotton, fairly traded, T and help the earth too!
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EcoMoms and EcoKids Backyard TeePee play and Star Tribune Photo Shoot
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Come over and play tomorrow morning and maybe see you or your child’s mug in the Minneapolis Star Tribine newspaper in a few weeks. Last night Mary Jane Smetanka joined our EcoMoms discussion of Louv’s book. We sort of started off there and jumped to broader topics like how to bring in nature to our every day lives, schools, and community.

Come on over for playdate at 9:45 and stay as long as you wish. juliemcjones@gmail.com for directions



This Saturday Sustain Your Self, Sustain Your Home-Nature Walk and Compost Party!

Nature Hike & Compost Party!

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SATURDAY, MAY 24Nature walk/hike of Bredesen Woods and an educational Compost Party!

Join us before the meeting to Sustain Your Self with a nature hike in the woods of Bredesen Park (you can meet us at the bathrooms in the Olinger Boulevard parking lot at 9:15) or walk from my house at 9:00, then (optional) to come back for coffee and the compost party 10:30-11:30. Learn about the various ways to eliminate your “green waste” from the collective waste stream while feeding your garden with ‘gardner’s gold.'”

This picture looks like a Scarlett O’Hara maybe 1 year later from the time she fell to her knees and cried out to the heavens, “As God is my witness, I’ll never go hungry again!”

She is pleasantly reflective about her abundant crops. May my garden do as well.

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Up Next…Wednesday, June 11 at 7:00pm. Book discussion of the Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv and the topic of “nature deficit disorder.” At an EcoMoms house.

Bring a friend.

RSVP juliemcjones@gmail.com or show up



Sustain Your Self, Sustain Your Home, Sustain Your Planet Party!
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Saturday, May 24, 2008 from 9:00-11:30 AM at EcoMom TM Julie’s house and backyard and the hike is at nearby (walking distance) Bredesen Park (Interior Nature Preserve trail).

SUSTAIN YOUR SELF WITH AN ECOMOM NATURE HIKE-Meet at 9:00. Leave at 9:10.

SUSTAIN YOUR HOME BY ELIMINATING YOUR GREEN WASTE AND SETTING UP A COMPOST PRACTICE-Starts at 10:30 with coffee and fruit.

SUSTAIN YOUR PLANET BY JOINING THE ECOMOM TM ALLIANCE AND BEING ADDED TO THE 11,000 COLLECTIVE VOICE OF MOMS WHO ARE MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE THROUGH LOCAL, ORGANIC, SUSTAINABLE, NON-TOXIC, SLOW, CHOICES. www.ecomomalliance.org

11,000 EcoMoms Strong. Have you joined, yet? It is FREE at http://www.ecomomalliance.org and no obligations and only a once a month e-newsletter updating you on how the EcoMom TM Alliance is making a global impact.

What is composting? Kitchen Compost, Vermiculture, Backyard Compost, Curbside Organics Pick Up Garbage Service? Which one is right for you and your life style.

SUSTAIN YOUR SELF at 9:00 AM and meet then Walk 1/2 block for a 30-45 minute Nature Trail Hike with other EcoMoms.

Or just come at 10:30 to SUSTAIN YOUR HOME AND PLANET at an EcoMom TM Compost Party-Come to to one activity or both and bring an EcoFriend.

WHY SHOULD I COMPOST? Save electricity by not using your disposal and save water too. It puts great nutrients back into the soil.

Green Waste makes up 30% of landfills, and it just sits there and gives of methane gases and Co2, when it could be making your garden grow like Mary, Mary Quite Contrary’s. Only Better!

All EcoMoms new and old are welcome! Bring check, or cash if you want some EcoMom TM paraphenalia like the smart Bento Laptop Lunch Kits for a Zero Waste Lunch, Fabkins set of Monday through Friday cloth napkins, Safe for All Living Creatures-Pesticide Free Lawn Sign, and the Blue Sky Guide Coupon book for local, sustainable, bulk, and organic goods, services, restaurants and activities. Items are $20 except the lawn signs, which are $10.

EcoMom TM Alliance is a 501 (c)(3) non profit environmental organization that empowers Moms to wield their 85% of the marketplace purchasing power to change and save the planet!

RSVP or questions: juliemcjones@gmail.com
Information blog: http://www.mommytsunami.wordpress.com
Please Join and make are voices even louder: http://www.ecomomalliance.org