Bioneers Conference

Bioneers Conference

For 25 years, the National Bioneers Conference has connected thousands of people with practical, visionary solutions for humanity’s most pressing environmental and social challenges.

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Northland Sustainable Solutions

Inspired by nature's genius;
working for a resilient future

Our Mission: Northland Sustainable Solutions is a collaborative community informed and inspired by Nature's wisdom to effect personal and planetary transformation. The events we host give people across diverse political, cultural, economic and faith perspectives a place to learn and act together. We believe real solutions emerge when there is time to fully understand each other and the common concerns we face.

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Our Work

Events

Events

We host quarterly sustainability events and keep up a calendar of other happenings.

Bioneers

Bioneers

We planned the Northland Bioneers event for many years and support the national conference.

Blog

Blog

Our blog will keep you in the loop on events, resources, and success stories for sustainability.

Recent Blog Posts

How tackling climate change will pay off

How tackling climate change will pay off

Star Tribune Commentary by Tina Smith – December 23, 2105

Minnesota is already a leader in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, but we can — and certainly will — do even more.

Much of Minnesota has experienced springlike temperatures this December, often in the 40s. Warmer weather has become the norm; since 1998, the Earth has experienced 10 of the warmest years on record. And 2015 is expected to break last year’s record as the warmest yet.

This is why we all should be celebrating that nearly 200 countries have reached consensus on a plan to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The Paris Climate Agreement puts the world on a path to avoid the worst effects of climate change by keeping any increase in global temperature below 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

Gov. Mark Dayton and I strongly support bold action to tackle climate change. Doing so will be good for our environment, good for our health and good for our economy.

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Paris in the rear view mirror… What Now?

Paris in the rear view mirror… What Now?

Paris and COP21 are behind us, but what lies ahead?
With much to be done, how do we go into the future confident that change is really possible?

Part of the answer to this question is, we go into the future with each other.
The agreements of COP21 are what many hoped for and what others fought against. They include some and exclude others. These agreements take into account some governmental concerns and leave others in shreds on the floor.

Northland Sustainable Solutions has invested itself in a confident future. This investment will once again be made evident on January 30, 2016 as local community members reconvene to hear from a panel of experts who were in Paris for the climate talks.

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