Food Glorious Food

Food Glorious Food

Food glorious food. It is both nourishing and astonishing. Think about this… At this moment nearly 50 million American’s don’t know where their next meal is coming from. At this moment nearly half of America’s food goes to waste. Approximately 30% of waste in landfills is green waste, which becomes methane gas. Listen to this PBS NewsHour report. What are we doing to turn this astonishing story into one that nourishes our people and planet? Learn more about what the US EPA is doing to Sustainably Manage Food to change the that demands perfect produce. Feed the people not landfills! What can you do to sustainably manage your food? Take on the Food Recovery Challenge (FRC) in your slice of the...
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. Read an exceptional report on agreements made in Paris, by Brad Plummer here. 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. Join us on January 30th as we listen and learn from this important conversation of our time. We are all a part of this conversation. We are all actors for climate change. We will go into the future confidently. Please register for January 30th here. Thank you! Karen Olson Johnson Executive Director, Northland Sustainable...
Recap of September 26th Native Voices for Planet Earth Event

Recap of September 26th Native Voices for Planet Earth Event

Thank you and please come again. On September 26th, Northland Sustainable Solutions hosted over 100 guests and raised over $6,000 to help send delegates from the Indigenous Environmental Network to the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris this December. Together we created a powerful community gathering of Visioning for Action. Thanks to all the participants and to our wonderful co-sponsors, especially MN Pachamama Community, MN350, AM950 radio and Food Freedom Radio, Honor the Earth, Spirit United, and Future First. To our guest speakers from Indigenous Envronmental Network,Tom Goldtooth, Dallas Goldtooth and Kandi Mossett, we wish safe travels to and from the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris. To our other program participants, Kaia Svien – Sacred Ceremony Holder, Sharon Day – Nibiwalks, Eugene Strong – drummer and storyteller, Cassandra Havenor – drummer, Patricia Shepard – Idle No More artist, andSteve Bailey – flutist, thank you for enlivening the event with your artistic creativity. Thank you to our workshop leaders, Patty O’Keefe – MN350 on Divestment, Kate Jacobson – MN350 on Power Through Paris, Paul Thompson and Chuck Prentice – CCL on Carbon Fee and Dividend, Kandi Mosset – IEN on Women and Climate, Thane Maxwell – Honor the Earth, and Dallas Goldtooth – IEN on Tar Sands. Review the Native Voices for Planet Earth Sept 26 Workshop Notes Summaries. The Wellstone Center staff, as usual, were wonderful community partners to work with. Thanks to all the volunteers and all the folks who donated silent auction items to help us create a successful fundraising event. Join us on Saturday, January 30, 2016 for a panel discussion, resource relays,...