Events this week

Brought to you by Transition Longfellow member Rebecca Cramer

Forum on Clean Air and Your Health: The Power of EPA Actions and Federal Legislation

Wednesday, Aug 10, 7 to 8:30 pm
Edina Public Works Building, 7450 Metro Blvd (just west of 76th & Hwy 100)
FYI: 612-871-2786 or

Although 800,000 Americans urged the EPA to regulate mercury emissions from power plants yet attempts are  underway to block final implementation. Learn about recent and pending actions to strengthen the Clean Air Act, about attempts by some members of Congress to block action and enforcement. as well as ways to let their voices be heard by the EPA and Congress. Attendees will also learn about activities in Edina related to clean air, energy and the environment.

SPEAKERS: Will Steger, Edina Mayor James Hovland, Julie Risser of the Edina Energy and Environment Commission Gary Botzek, Executive Director of Minnesota Conservation Federation, and J. Drake Hamilton, Scientist, Fresh Energy.

Public Forum: “Sense of Place in a Changing Climate”

Thursday, August 11, at 7:30 pm
Town and Country Club in St. Paul (on the east end of the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue bridge).

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about the impacts of climate change on our state’s natural resources and what we as citizens can do through the personal stories and “testimony” of prominent Minnesotans. This event is part of the Will Steger Foundation’s Summer Institute on Climate Change Education, which focuses specifically on Minnesota’s changing climate. Speakers will share their connection to Minnesota, how climate change is impacting their sense of place, and why they are concerned about the issue.

Speakers include Don Shelby, J. Drake Hamilton and Will Steger with moderating by MPR Mid-morning host, Kerri Miller.

The Steger Foundation website says this even has reached RSVP capacity and that while you are welcome to come, a spot is not guaranteed.

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