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Sustainability Matters Virginia Farmers Market 2017 Season Opener

 The Virginia Market Square Farmers Market is opening its 2017 season off with a bang. One Thursday June 1st from 1-5pm come to City Center Park in Virginia to look at all the fresh produce being grow all within 50 miles of the city. Come with your EBT payments with a match from Essentia Health for double the buying power. There will be entertainment from the Now What Theatre Company and food samplings from local Chef Jenna Ballinger. Join us for the first event of the summer!

We will have 12 vendors selling a broad range of local goods

-Karl's Breads

-Baslsam Lake Farms 

-2 Maple Farm

-And much much more

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A Climate Solution We All Can Live With
6:00 PM18:00

A Climate Solution We All Can Live With

Hello from the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability,

Are you concerned about climate change? Join the IRPS at Messiah Lutheran Church on January 31st at 6:00, where volunteer presenters Dr. Eric Enberg and Katya Gordon will speak on behalf of the Citizens Climate Lobby.  CCL is bringing carbon fee-and-dividend legislation, which economists and scientists working with CCL agree as the single best solution to climate change, into the Congressional spotlight.  By attending this informational event, you can learn how to get more involved.  Come and learn what CCL claims the carbon fee-and-dividend legislation will do about climate change and for the economy of northern Minnesota.  This event is free and open to the public.

What: “A Climate Solution We All Can Live With”

When: Tuesday January 31st at 6:00 PM

Where: Messiah Lutheran Church (8590 Enterprise Dr S, Mountain Iron)

Sustainability Matters is a monthly series exploring the connections between our environment, economy, and communities. Sustainability Matters is made possible by the University of Minnesota Extension’s Northeast Minnesota Sustainable Development Partnership (NMSDP).

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12 Days of Sustainable Actions Holiday Challenge
to Dec 23

12 Days of Sustainable Actions Holiday Challenge

12 Days of Sustainable Actions Holiday Challenge

 Monday, Dec. 12 – Friday, Dec. 23

The Holiday season is here! Which means it is time for the Annual 12 Days of Sustainable Actions – Holiday Challenge.  The challenge will run from Dec 12-23. This holiday season IRPS is challenging Iron Range residents to take sustainable actions in their communities, their economy, and their environment.  Actions will be voted on by the local community, and the top 3 most popular actions win!  Winners of the challenge will receive a gift card for local Iron Range business.

How the Holiday Challenge Works and Rules for Entry

  • To submit an entry to the challenge send a photo of your sustainable action to Brian Bluhm (brian.bluhm@irpsmn.org) or message your photo directly on the IRPS Facebook page. With your picture include a short description of how your action promotes sustainability (balance between environment, economy, and community).
  • Entry actions must take place during the challenge time frame, December 12th – 23rd.
  • The challenge is open to anyone on the Iron Range.
  • Participants can submit one photo/entry for each day of the challenge.
  • After the 12th day of the competition all pictures will be posted to the IRPS Facebook page.
  • Visit the IRPS Facebook page from Dec 25th – 28th to check out at on all the sustainable action entries and vote on your favorite by “liking” the picture.
  • The top three photos/entries with the most “likes” win!

Be Sustainable this Holiday Season!  Some ideas to get you thinking:

Follow the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability Facebook page for more ideas during the challenge.  AND, check out the Entries from 2015!

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