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Environment Awareness Campaign 

Suggested Months for this Campaign:

  • March: Earth Hour

  • April: Earth Day

  • June: World Environment Day

      (and many more)​

October is Energy Awareness Month





At Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy our mission is to empower individuals and their communities to engage in solutions to climate change. Founded by polar explorer Will Steger in 2006 through his powerful eyewitness account of climate change from over 50 years of exploration in the Arctic regions. We work to build climate literacy, develop powerful advocates, and elevate leadership on climate change with educators, youth, and citizens.

Environmental Initiative is a nonprofit organization that builds relationships with businesses, state and local governments, community members and other nonprofits to develop collaborative solutions to Minnesota’s environmental problems. Our programs and projects include air pollution reduction through Clean Air Minnesota, advancing a circular economy through the Minnesota Sustainable Growth Coalition, hosting conversations about public policies through our Policy Forum series, and more.

Fresh Energy is speeding Minnesota’s transition to a clean energy economy, which will ensure that our region enjoys good health, a vibrant economy, and thriving communities today and for generations to come. From putting Minnesota on the pathway to being a national renewable energy leader to promoting clean transportation options for our growing economy, Fresh Energy has been an essential partner in helping the region develop efficient, cost-effective, and inclusive energy programming.

Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) was established in 1993 to engage people to protect, restore and enhance the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities region. In pursuit of this mission we've developed four interrelated programs that focus on water quality and watershed health, land protection and restoration, community education and engagement, and protection of the public values of the river corridor.



Charity Fair

October 15th

1:00 - 3:00pm

Atrium of the Building


Plan to stop down to our charity fair to meet the charities. 

You can learn about their important work, their programs & services as well as any volunteer needs they have.


We will have a raffle drawing for those of you who visit each nonprofit at the fair.


Popcorn will be served!


Volunteer Event

October 15th


Atrium of the Building


We will have a speed volunteering event during the charity fair. 


We will be making seed bombs for habitat restoration.



Fundraising Activities

Casual for a Cause

Every day in October

$3 per day

See Lonnie at our reception desk to buy a ticket.  Each $3 ticket is good for one day to wear one or all of the following:

  • sports jersey

  • sports hat

  • jeans or shorts

Silent Auction

Week of October 20th

M-F: 8am - 5pm



Each department will create a basket or two (see manager for budget) to auction off. 


A pizza lunch will be awarded to the department with the best basket.

Chili Cook-off

October 5th

11:30am - 1:00pm



This will be brutally competitive as our amateur chefs cook up some chili for us!  Come hungry and ready for some good food!

$10 per bottomless tasting bowl


Informational Webinars

Clean Energy 101

October 5th

6:00 pm


In this presentation, we provide an overview of Fresh Energy's work and the progress we have made in our state towards renewable, clean energy and transportation. Different staff members are available to give this presentation. Please connect with Caley to arrange.

Climate Literacy 101

October 8th

6:00 pm


Learn the current science around climate change and the impacts already being experienced in Minnesota. Climate change solutions abound and MN is at the forefront of renewable energy and Green STEM careers. 

Climate Solutions for Minnesota

October 12th

6:00 pm


In this presentation, our director of science policy, J. Drake Hamilton lays out the progress and work yet to come for Minnesota as we tackle climate change and global warming. J. utilizes easy-to-understand graphs and stats about how global warming will affect our state and what steps we can all take to make real change for future generations.  

Ecological Restoration in the Urban Environment

October 16th

6:00 pm


Learn why urban natural areas, even small backyards, can provide important wildlife habitat, and why they need human involvement to provide what wildlife require.

Habitat Conservation Along the Urban Mississippi River in the Twin Cities 

October 20th

6:00 pm


Wildlife and natural habitats still exist even in the urban Twin Cities metropolitan area. While not wilderness, these sites are playing an ever increasingly important role in the survival and well-being for many species and for the health of the Mississippi River. Learn about these locations, their wildlife, and additional places in need of protection. 

In-home Water-Positive Living

October 21st

6:00 pm


What goes down your drains at home matters! Learn about in-home actions you can take and choices around consumer products, and how they are beneficial for the water quality and conservation.

Pollinator Friendly Solar

October 22nd

6:00 pm


In this presentation, our director of the Center for Pollinators in Energy, walks through the intersection of pollinator-friendly solar gardens and improving habitats for butterflies, bees, and other insects that rely on natural grasses and wild flowers to thrive. 

Rain Barrels and Lawns for Water Quality

October  23rd

6:00 pm


Rain barrels offer a chance to positively impact water quality and conservation by catching water from your roof. Learn about the many options available for DIY and other rain barrel installations, along with some quick tips on other things to improve habitat and water quality around the home.

State of the Mississippi River Report

October  24th

6:00 pm


If you've every wondered, “So, how is the Mississippi River?," this is the webinar for you. The State of the River Report highlights 14 key indicators of river health and presents each in a way that non-scientists can understand. The report examines the status and trends of each indicator and highlights strategies for improvement.

Water-Positive Yards and Gardens

October  25th

6:00 pm


Learn how to positively impact both habitat and water quality in your lawn, yards and gardens! After learning about the importance of healthy landscapes, FMR will provide tips on maintenance and new installations you can try around your home's green space.


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