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Helen and Antonia want you to know: Northfield’s Earth Day Celebration is Saturday, April 28

 Northfield Earth Day 2012 Helen and Antonia with the Northfield Earth Day 2012 poster Transition Northfield Earth Day

Officially, Earth Day 2012 was yesterday, April 22. But in Northfield, it’s being celebrated this coming Saturday, April 28, noon to 5 on Union Street between Third and Fourth Streets (outside First United Church).

Last week, Transition Northfield volunteer Mary Jo Cristofaro managed to convince two Northfield High School students, Helen and Antonia, to get up really early and meet me at my GBM corner office for a photo with the 2012 Northfield Earth Day Celebration poster (PDF).

For details, see Mary Jo’s Northfield.org blog post, Earth Day Celebration to Include Several Free Workshops and Transition Northfield’s Earth Day page.

See my Northfield Earth Day photo album slideshows from 2011 and 2010.

4th Annual Earth Day Contra Dance at the Northfield Ballroom

Jim Bohnhoff and Suzie NakasianJim Bohnhoff and Suzie Nakasian were practicing their contra dance moves today on Bridge Square, in preparation for tonight’s 4th Annual Earth Day Contra Dance at the Northfield Ballroom, where everyone will be dancing to the music of Contratopia.

See this Northfield.org blog post for details: Celebrate the Season with the 4th Annual Northfield Earth Day Contra Dance.

What’s a contra dance all about?

See my album of the 2008 Winter Stomp Contra Dance, the large slideshow, or this small slideshow, and below, a one-minute video.

 

Cows, Colleges, and Compost: Northfield’s Earth Day celebration is next Saturday, April 30th

Arlo Cristofaro-Hark and Will Haslett  Arlo Cristofaro-Hark and Will Haslett ARTech greenhouse
I stopped by ARTech last week to visit with two students, Arlo Cristofaro-Hark and Will Haslett. They and other students at the Northfield High School are members of Transition Youth/ Youth Energy Summit (YES) and will have a booth at next Saturday’s Earth Day Celebration in Northfield, 12-4 pm downtown.

I got this info via email but see the Transition Northfield Earth Day page and Earth Day Celebration poster for more:

Earth Day Celebration 2011 posterOther attractions include a rain barrel workshop by Cannon River Watershed Partnership (call 507-786-8400 to register), a dance clinic with the NAG’s Mexican Folkloric dancers, wool spinning demos, a compost exhibit by Prairie Creek Community School, local music and more.

Local exhibitors include Transition Northfield, Just Food Co-op, Cannon River Watershed Partnership, Waste Management, The Sustainable Farming Association, Rice County Soil and Water Conservation, Innovative Power Systems, Community Supported Agriculture and many others! If you are interested in being an exhibitor by sharing something sustainable that you are doing- down load the registration form at www.transitionnorthfield.org

Enjoy break dancers, music, and local food.  There’s something for everyone! This is a zero waste and carbon-offset event.  We encourage you to walk, bike, or rollerblade down to the river. Rain Location: First United Church of Christ- 300 Union St.

Sponsored by: Transition Northfield, Cannon River Watershed Partnership, Just Food Co-op, Carleton’s ACT Center, Prairie Creek Community School in partnership with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Healthy Community Initiative, First United Church of Christ and the Center for Sustainable Living. ASL interpreter will be present at this event.

And for more about the ARTech greenhouse in the photos above, see:

Photo album: Earth Day celebration

EarthdayPoster3-98x150 Yesterday’s Earth Day celebration (PDF poster), sponsored by Earth Day 2010 fanTransition Northfield, got moved indoors to the Armory when morning rains axed the planned Central Park location. But sun poked through by mid-afternoon and the non-booth activities moved outdoors on Division St. On the right: my favorite photo.

See the album of 26 photos, the large slideshow, or this small slideshow:

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