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October 2017

Inspiring ACTION for World Peace

October 1, 2017 @ 12:45 pm - 4:00 pm

PEACE, JUSTICE & CLIMATE CHANGE FORUMS

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Acara Open House

October 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Institute on the Environment, 1954 Buford Ave
St Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Free

The Institute on the Environment is delighted to invite you and a guest to attend the Acara Open House 2017. Acara prepares young leaders to take on the greatest environmental challenges through coursework, training and guidance, fellowships and internships throughout the world. Many of you have participated in Acara programs during the year (as students, coaches, judges, guest instructors, supporters and volunteers), we would love to see you and share a number of new changes happening at Acara as well...

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STEP-FAR Seminar: Maddie Norgaard on Circular Economy

October 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 301 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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"In 2016 with the help of Institute on the Environment, the Minnesota Sustainable Growth Coalition commissioned a study to build awareness and spark excitement about the potential of a circular economy to enable our region to thrive. Over the fall semester..."

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Elaine Evans | Plight of the Bumblebee: Can We Bring Endangered Bumblebees Back from the Brink of Extinction?

October 19, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
Northrop Theater, 84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Have you heard that bees are dying? Maybe you have heard of colony collapse disorder. With over 20,000 different kinds of bees in the world...

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Sustainable Design Strategies and the Future of Accessibility

October 26, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Sustainable architecture in the 21st century tends to work without explicit attention to disability. In this public lecture...

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Quie & Peterson Global Health Lecture

October 30, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility presents the first annual Quie & Peterson Global Health Lecture to honor the work of Dr. Paul G Quie and Dr. Phillip K. Peterson, and...

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November 2017

UMN Sparks in Rochester

November 1, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
UM-Rochester, UM-Rochester, 111 South Broadway, Suite 417
Rochester, MN 55904 United States
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Join alumni and friends for a conversation with U of M faculty on topics relevant to Rochester.

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International Rural Renewable Energy Discussion

November 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 3:15 pm
Free

Learn how southern Minnesota's farmers win in the new energy economy...

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Sonance: An Interdisciplinary Discussion Concerning the Affects of Human Noise on Other Animals

November 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Institute on the Environment, 1954 Buford Ave
St Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Join us for a discussion concerning the environmental affects of human and machine noise.

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TEDxMinneapolis Women 2017: Bridges

November 3, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
MacPhail Center for Music, 501 S 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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$55

At this time of deep divides and rising global challenges, we will hear TED Talks from entrepreneurs, innovators, artists and activists, thought leaders from business and civil society—bridge builders from around the world.

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