Green Events

Posted by Amanda Holloway @amandab, Jun 15, 2018

Hi all, I'm starting a discussion thread for green events that are happening around the Mayo Clinic enterprise and communities. Feel free to post events of interest here to share with colleagues!

2019 Bike Summit (Rochester, MN)

Date: Saturday, April 13
Time: 9am – 2:30pm
Location: 125 Live – 125 Elton Hills Drive, Rochester
Description: Free event, food provided, tradeshow, and speakers! More info and register at http://www.WeBikeRochester.com

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The Earth Day fun continues this weekend in the Phoenix and Jacksonville areas with lots of great events and activities for the whole family!

Phoenix
– Party for the Planet Earth Day Celebration at the Phoenix Zoo – Saturday, April 13 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
https://www.phoenixzoo.org/event-items/earth-day/
– Skunk Creek Trailhead River Trail Clean Up – Saturday, April 13 from 7:00am
https://www.peoriaaz.gov/government/departments/neighborhood-and-human-services/festivals-and-special-events/planetpalooza
– Celebrate Mesa Living Green Village – Saturday, April 13 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
https://www.mesaparks.com/info-contact/special-events/celebrate-mesa
– Educate, Rejuvenate, and Hydrate Hiking Event at Westwing Park– Sunday, April 14 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
https://www.peoriaaz.gov/government/departments/neighborhood-and-human-services/festivals-and-special-events/planetpalooza
Jacksonville
– 3rd Annual ImpactJAX Earth Day Clean Up – Saturday, April 13 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
https://www.myjaxchamber.com/index.php?src=sba&srctype=geteventdetails&datasource=geteventdetails&cale_id=6242&function_code=IJSG190420
Stay tuned for more great Earth Day events happening near Mayo Clinic locations next weekend!

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Earth Day is in full swing starting this weekend with fun activities happening near many of Mayo's locations!

La Crosse
– Earth Day at the ReStore – Saturday, April 20 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
o Kids crafts, Plinko with eco-friendly prizes, free seeds from Seed Savers, and more
o https://www.habitatlacrosse.org/earth-day-at-the-restore.html
– Earth Day Movie: The Lorax – Monday, April 22 at 7:00pm
o https://www.uwlax.edu/events/?e=19004

Phoenix
– Cave Creek Earth Day Festival – Saturday, April 20 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
o Craft fair, live music, raffles, and more
o https://cavecreeklive.com/cave-creek-arizona/events/cave-creek-featured-events/856-cave-creek-earth-day-festival-2019
– 10th Annual Earth Day Phoenix Exhibitor Fair – Monday, April 22 from 10:30am to 2:00pm
o Eco-friendly exhibitors and food trucks
o http://www.keepphxbeautiful.org/earth-day-phoenix-festival/

Red Wing
– Hike the Bluff – Saturday, April 20 all day
o https://events.time.ly/86ylqrd?event=29012438

Jacksonville
– Beaches Earth Day Festival at Neptune Beach – Saturday, April 20 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
o Children’s garden, speakers, live music, yoga, nature walk, meditation workshops, and vendor fair
o https://beachesearthdayfestival.com/
– Earthy Nights Art Market at Ellie’s Garden – Sunday, April 21 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
o Featured works from local artisans, food, and music
o https://www.elliesgarden.com/terms-conditions

Eau Claire
– Earth Week Fashion Show at UW-Eau Claire – Thursday, April 18
o https://www.uwec.edu/sos/get-involved/earth-week/
– Science, Faith, and Making Every Day Earth Day – Thursday, April 18 at 7:00pm
o https://www.uwec.edu/sos/get-involved/earth-week/
– Foodlums Cooking Show – Friday, April 19
o https://www.uwec.edu/sos/get-involved/earth-week/
– Youth STEAM Fair – Monday, April 22 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
o Youth science fair and exhibits
o https://chippewavalleysustainability.org/

Rochester
– EarthFest – Sunday, April 22 through Sunday, April 28
o http://www.earthfestrochestermn.org/
– EarthFest at ReStore – Saturday, April 20 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
o https://local.aarp.org/event/rochester-earthfest-at-restore-2019-04-20-rochester-mn.html
– Children’s Earth Day Seed Planting at Natural Grocers – Monday, April 22 from 11:00am to 1:00pm and 2:30pm to 4:30 pm
o https://www.naturalgrocers.com/events/childrens-earth-day-seed-planting-0
– Ladybug Appreciation Seminar and Seed Planting at Natural Grocers – Monday, April 22 every hour
o https://www.naturalgrocers.com/events/ladybug-love-green-gardening-tips-beneficial-bugs-176
– EarthFest Kickoff Event at Little Thistle Brewing – Monday, April 22 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Do you know of any other great events happening this weekend for Earth Day? Let us know in the comments!

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DMC Sustainability Series Presentation – Nature Cities, It's Not Optional Anymore

Description: In this presentation you will learn why humanity’s systematic disconnection from nature is affecting our health and wellbeing – specifically in our urban centers – and why it is critical we reverse this trend. We will explore current research on nature’s benefits, positive outcomes of nature exposure, and how this all reflects the current WELL Community Standard.

Date: May 8
Time: noon – 1 pm
Location: Rochester Public Library, Meeting Room B

Healthy snacks will be provided or feel free to bring your lunch.

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DMC Sustainability Series

Date/Time: August 14, noon – 1 pm
Location: Rochester Public Library – Meeting Room B (2nd Floor)
Topic: Solar, Batteries, and EV's, Oh My! New technology and grid services make the future of solar bright, if given a level playing field. This discussion will be led by Micah Johnson, the operations manager for Solar Connection.

Feel free to bring your lunch or grab something to eat there (healthy snacks served)

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Our “Geek philosophy” is that learning to code should be accessible to every child and teenager. We are partnered with over 120 schools, academies, and organizations in North America to encourage kids to achieve and innovate.

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