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January 2017
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“Lab Girl” Speaks at Augsburg

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Foss Center at Augsburg, 625 22nd Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55454 United States
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Twenty Things That Everyone Should Know About Global Change Planet Earth and its inhabitants have experienced a dizzying amount of change during the last three decades. Since 1980, the global population has doubled, grain production has doubled, sugar production has doubled, meat and fish production has tripled, automobile production has doubled, and oil consumption has increased by 30 percent. Research teams at universities around the world are actively studying how these changes have already, and may further, affect human populations…

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Governor Dayton’s 2017 Water Summit

January 27
Multiple Venues in MN,

Join community members in discussing the value of water in Minnesota as we watch live Governor Dayton's 2017 Water Summit in Morris, MN. Remote viewing sites with discussion and feedback to the governor at Crookston, Duluth and St Paul University of Minnesota campuses.

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Advancing Climate Adaptation in Minnesota’s Colleges and Universities

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Continuing Education Conference Center, 1890 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Registration is open for the Advancing Climate Adaptation in Minnesota's Colleges and Universities workshop January 31st, 10AM - 3PM at the Continuing Education and Conference Center (St. Paul campus). Explore how higher education institutions can recognize impacts of climate change, develop adaptation strategies and prioritize resilient solutions in Minnesota

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February 2017
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Minnesota Environmental Congress

February 3 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Continuing Education and Conference Center, 1890 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Water. Land. Air. Energy. Climate. Environmental Justice. Don't miss this chance to participate in Minnesota's Environmental Congress. The Environmental Congress is a unique opportunity to evaluate the state of our environment, revisit our environmental goals and expectations as Minnesotans, and set a course for the future. This day-long conference will include sessions on topics ranging from pollinator health to adapting our regulatory tools, climate change to building a water ethic across the state. The agenda is built around the 2017…

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Citizenship Film Series: Freedom Summer

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UNI CEEE Auditorium, University of Northern Iowa + Google Map

The Center for Energy & Environmental Education is screening three documentaries that highlight the extraordinary work of citizens who brought us our basic civil rights in the face of violent racism. We hope this will inspire more citizen participation to strengthen our democracy. Free.

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Showing of ‘Vang’ Documentary

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA 50701, USA, 225 Commercial Street
Waterloo, Iowa 50701 United States
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EMBARC, UNI CEEE & Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Invite you to join the viewing of A two person documentary-play tells the story of four recent immigrant family farmers by weaving together photographs and transcript interviews of families who are actively making farming and agriculture a part of their new lives in the US. 1pm: Doors open, 2:30pm: Showtime, 3:30pm: Playwright Mary Swander, talkback Free and open to the public. Suggested donation: $5.00

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Standing Rock: Dallas Goldtooth

February 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Weitz 236, Carleton College, MN United States + Google Map

Part of Climate Action Week 2017: Sustainability Solutions.

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Kickoff Iowa Valley Global Food Project Fundraiser

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Old Capitol Senate Chambers, Iowa City, IA 52240 United States + Google Map

  Iowa poet laureate Mary Swander's acclaimed new play, VANG: A Drama about Recent Immigrant Farmers, will be staged in an exclusive production on Sunday, February 12, at 2pm, at the Old Capitol Senate Chambers in Iowa City, as a kickoff fundraiser for the new Iowa Valley Global Food Project. With limited seating, advanced tickets will be available at the indiegogo fundraiser site: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vang-theatre-iowa-valley-global-food-fundraiser-local-community/x/15878090#/ Suggested donations are encouraged on a sliding scale—from $10-20-30-50-100—to support the community farm work of the…

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Citizenship Film Series: Mr. Civil Rights

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UNI CEEE Auditorium, University of Northern Iowa + Google Map

We hope these films inform and inspire more citizen participation, planning, and action to address seemingly intractable problems of our time. We hope this will inspire more citizen participation to strengthen our democracy. Free.

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The 34th annual UI Presidential Lecture: “What Goes Around, Comes Around” by Gregory Carmichael

February 19 @ 3:30 am - 5:00 pm
Levitt Center for University Advancement 4th Floor Assembly Hall, University of Iowa + Google Map

Gregory Carmichael, Karl Kammermeyer Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the University of Iowa, will deliver the 34th annual UI Presidential Lecture “What Goes Around, Comes Around: The Global Reach of Air Pollution.” Carmichael has a BS, MS, and PhD in chemical engineering and has done extensive research related to air quality and its environmental impacts. He is currently the Karl Kammermeyer professor of chemical and biochemical engineering at the University of Iowa and director of the University of…

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