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4th annual Silverwood Park sustainability fair

We are back by popular demand to host this green event in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, Saint Anthony Village, the City of Falcon Heights, the City of Lauderdale, and the Three Rivers Park District!

This event is free and open to the public!

When: Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Where: Silverwood Nature Center 2500 County Rd E, St. Anthony, MN 55421

Come to the fair to learn more about sustainability and how you can incorporate it into your life and your community. At the University of Minnesota we have some of the brightest minds working on some of the largest challenges; this is an excellent opportunity for you to see some of the current solutions to relevant problems in your community. There will be chances to win prizes, eat free food, and expand your knowledge.

In addition to the vendors from around the area, the students from the University of Minnesota’s SUST 4004 (Sustainable Communities) class have been applying our classwork to real life situations in Falcon Heights, St. Anthony Village, and Lauderdale. The fair is a chance for them to present the progress they have made as they continue towards their final reports. Other than the group of students involved with planning the fair, you can expect to see the following projects around the fair:

  • Bus Rapid Transit
  • Model Home
  • Bike Infrastructure
  • Scaling Home Energy
  • Comprehensive Plan
  • Housing Development

We realize that the fair happens right around dinner time. Don’t worry!!! Food will be provided from the following vendors:

  • Aki’s BreadHaus
  • The Wedge Co-op
  • Eastside Food Co-op
  • Common Roots Catering

This is an event for your whole family! There will be a Kids’ Corner with lots of fun activities for your kids. They will have the opportunity to go on a Silverwood Scavenger Hunt, travel through the fair with a Vendor Passport, make leaf rubbings, and build a Mr. Potato Head Planter to grow plants.

By attending the fair, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with other members of your community to create a more resilient future. Together, we can change the world by sharing our knowledge and bringing diverse skills to the table.

When: Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 5:30pm-8:00pm

Where: Silverwood Nature Center  2500 County Rd E, St. Anthony, MN 55421

If you are interested in this event and would like to learn more, please contact us as hall1530@umn.edu or check out our website at http://tinyurl.com/sustfair.

Kyle Samejima

Communications Assistant

samej006@umn.edu

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