Wed, April 28
A New Transit Hub: I-35W and Lake Street Station
Join our Virtual Sips & Scoops series from the comfort of your home. Metro Transit staff will talk about the new, two-story transit facility at Lake St. and I-35W that will allow customers to board the new METRO Orange Line and I-35W express bus routes on the freeway level. It will also provide easy connections to Lake St., local bus routes and the Midtown Greenway.
The Future of Big Oil??? PLASTIC?! Let’s discuss!
Free film viewing in April + optional community conversation
Thursday, April 15th, 7:00-8:30 PM
As we approach Earth Day, the Mayflower Church’s Groundwise ministry, along with Earthwise, invites our neighbors to view the extraordinary documentary The Story of Plastic (from the makers of The Story of Stuff). Learn about the effects of plastic, from climate change to water & land pollution.
Everyone will have a couple of weeks of free, on-demand viewing of the film on your own. Groundwise will host a Zoom discussion on Thursday, April 15th, 7:00-8:30 pm. We will discuss ways to interrupt Big Oil’s growth strategy for the future by reducing consumer demand via local alternatives to plastic use.
See a trailer for the film here: https://www.storyofplastic.org/about. To RSVP for links to the film and/or the discussion, please email . The link to view the film will be sent out early April. We look forward to seeing you at this important event!
For $20, Minneapolis’ residents will get a kit that can be used to tap sap from any privately owned tree in the maple family (including box elders). Are you a repeat Tapper with your own kit? Register to participate in the boil for only $10! Register here
We have set aside two Saturdays for sap boils outdoors at MLK Park, 4055 Nicollet, at which participants and other curious residents can watch the transformation of the watery liquid into a concentration of sweet syrup. The all-day boil-downs on March 13th and/or March 20th are an opportunity to bond with other neighborhood residents and learn more about how sap is turned into syrup. Depending on exactly what day the sap runs, we will host boils on one, or both, of these dates!
Register and pick up a Tree Tapping Kit from the front desk of MLK Park. (Note, trees must be larger than 10 inches in diameter). Kit includes spline(s), tubing, 5 gallon food grade collection bucket, and how-to instructions. Participants will be able to sign up for a shift of syrup making, and will get to take a jar of syrup home with them too! A program of the Kingfield Neighborhood Association and MLK Park.
Upon registration for this program, participants agree to maintain social distance (6 feet) at all times and adhere to the current Minnesota state face covering mandate. (Face covering exceptions may apply to certain MPRB activities.) Failure to comply will result in removal from the program.
Hennepin County is looking for your input on the draft of its first Climate Action Plan and will accept community input through March 3. The County is holding two online meetings where folks can learn more. The first os on Monday, February 22 from 11:30 AM – 1 PM and the second one is on Monday, March 1 from 4 – 5:30 PM. To attend, complete the RSVP form for the session you plan to attend. You can also share your thoughts using this online feedback form. Learn more about Hennepin County’s climate action efforts here.