posted Apr 22, 2009, 12:56 PM by Stephanie Hankerson
updated Apr 22, 2009, 1:07 PM
Originally prepared for SECIA's Annual meeting November 10, 2008, updated Earth Day 2009Click here to see the Highlight list from November 2008
developed raingarden design consultation program for SE Como properties
with Metro Blooms. This augments the training, reimbursement and
Service Learning student support we have aligned. We have a goal of
installing residential 25 raingardens in the Como neighborhood by 2009
with sponsorship from McKnight and MWMO.
student involvement leaps forward as SECIA hosts 20 interns in the
2008-09 academic year, all working on different Green Village elements,
such as promoting WindSource©, biking, composting, community gardens,
household waste reduction, air pollution reduction, Como Green Village
Day, rain barrels and more.
Celebration of second annual Como Green Village day celebration on April 18th,
2009. Which included rainbarrel displays and purchase by Como residents
of a completed rainbarrel for $15, solar oven display, bicycle auction
of used bikes, eco-exchange of used clothing and other items, along
with a resource fair of many other environmentally focused groups.
Food, refreshments and live music were provided, including jugglers.
The Drake’s home, 901 20th
Ave, is featured on the 2009 Minneapolis Home Tour (April 2009),
including their solar thermal system installed as part of the Southeast
Como Solar Pilot Project.