Upcoming Events

May 3, 2017 – The Circle that Bridges Communities – Register here

Guardianship of Water

Northland Sustainable Solutions invites you to build bridges that move us toward personal and planetary transformation. We are acting together in environmental conversation for ecological restoration. We believe real solutions emerge when take time to fully understand each other and the common concerns we face. On May 3, we celebrate our interconnection and shared responsibility for the guardianship of water.

Carolyn Raffensperger – Executive Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN). Carolyn will speak about the guardianship of water and the rights of future generations. She is a recognized expert in the concept and application of “free prior and informed consent” and was the first attorney on the ground last year at Standing Rock.

Sara Thomsen – Back by popular demand, renowned singer and songwriter, Sara Thomsen will weave the evening with her music that speaks to our hearts and whispers to our souls. We will all join her in singing the songs that inspire us to do the important work of our time.

Information about the upcoming Women’s Congress for Future Generations (November 2 -5, 2017), Twin Cities will be announced. Two lucky people attending May 3 will receive a $50 voucher toward congress registration!

5:00-6:00 Community Building, part 1. – Eating (Gastrotruck will be on site), Conversations with water organizations and representatives that share our concern for this precious resource. Mingling together in conversation to share stories of water, pipelines, factory farming and more.
6:00-6:45 Welcome of Carolyn Raffensperger : honoring Carolyn with music and words. Carolyn explains the work of the Women’s Congress for Future Generations, tells us the stories of her work at Standing Rock, and her work to protect the waters. Sara Thomsen performs.
6:45-7:30 Community Building, part 2. – More eating and conversations with water organizations and representatives that share our concern and another chance to mingle with purpose in reflection of Carolyn’s presentation. “What is yours to do as a guardian of water?” Chance to talk with Carolyn. Final bids on silent auction items.
7:30-8:00 Sharon Day will join us to share exciting details of the Missouri River Nibiwalk which begins on August 1. The Women’s Congress for Future Generations comes to Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 2 -5. Information and exciting announcements are shared. Sing-a-long with Sara Thomsen. Songs to include “Water is Life,” A Woman’s Place,” “Deep Peace,” and “By Breath.” More if time allows!
8:00-8:20 Update on the Indigenous water protectors at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota and the ongoing struggle. Opportunity for personal actions based on current list of needs from camp leaders. Sara Thomsen performs.
8:20-8:30 Community Building, part 3. Closing circle. Music, singing, drumming, and protection prayer.

Guardianship of Water – Register here

The event is being held at Summit Brewing Company, 910 Montreal Circle, St. Paul, MN 55102, from 5:00 – 8:30 pm.

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Are you looking for a creative opportunity to develop a new bio-sphere within an existing non-profit? Are you a pioneer for changing the narrative of the 21st Century? Does environmental education and community building interest you? NSS has several board position openings in 2016. We are in a year or reorganization and welcome new talents to join us. NSS elected Board member terms are one or three years in length. The Executive Committee consists of NSS Board Officers and meets on an as-needed basis. Nominate yourself or another person for the NSS Board of Directors. Please contact NSS at (612) 388-2542 with questions about Board membership.

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