Category Archive: Outreach

Creating an understanding of sustainability issues, practices, opportunities, and principles through community engagement and outreach efforts

Aug 14

Summer Intern Presentations 2017

Written by: Dolly Potts, Agricultural Research Intern Adam Schulz and I were the first ones to present at our Summer Intern Community Report Out. Our project featured the Bear Island Flint Corn research plot. Our project was to grow the Bear Island Flint corn using three soil amendments and leaving one plot as control, with …

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Aug 14

Menominee Language Summit

Written by: Dolly Potts, Agricultural Research Intern The Language Summit was the one of the first efforts to bring the Menominee community together to discuss how to bring back the Menominee language as a primary means to communicate. The summit helped me to understand the history and the issues facing the Menominee community. The summit …

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Aug 01

Intern Community Report Out

Cultural Learning Center Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017 4-6 pm Each semester and summer the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) provides internship opportunities focusing on a wide range of sustainability topics to students from the College of Menominee Nation (CMN) and other academic institutions. This forum gives students the opportunity to share their experiences. Join us to …

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May 17

Turtle Garden Plots Available

Gardening season is upon us and SDI with the help of Sam Knapp, AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, will be preparing the Turtle Garden for planting on Wednesday, May 24. Feel free to stop on over and get your hands dirty at anytime during the day. Ten of the thirteen plots in this turtle-shaped garden are available …

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Mar 21

CMN’s Earth Week Celebration April 17-21

A week-long celebration in honor of Earth Day will begin on Monday, April 17, at the College of Menominee Nation, Keshena and Green Bay/Oneida, with campus cleanups, and end on Friday, April 21, with a free community event in Keshena. The theme for the week is Our Community, Our World, Our Future: Environmental and Climate …

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Mar 14

Robin Kimmerer Visits CMN

Robin Kimmerer made a special visit to CMN to share her perspective of the relationship between humans and the natural world. Through the Community Read Event, the S. Verna Fowler Academic Library/Menominee Public Library hosted Kimmerer to discuss her book, “Braiding Sweetgrass” on March 2, 2017. Those in attendance read her book in anticipation of …

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Mar 01

RecycleMania Update: Week 4

We are now entering week four of RecycleMania. With 1,008 pounds of recycling and 738 pounds of waste after the first three weeks, we are collecting more recycling items than waste. This is great news for the college as we work to reduce our GHG emissions. Totals for each week are listed below.     …

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Feb 28

Community Read Event: Author Visit- Robin Wall Kimmerer

  Dr. Robin Kimmerer is a mother, plant ecologist, writer and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York. She serves as the founding Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment whose mission is to create programs which draw on the wisdom of …

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Feb 14

RecycleMania 2017 Week 1 Update

During week one of RecycleMania the College of Menominee Nation campus produced 319 pounds of recycled materials and 290 pounds of waste. These recycled and waste materials are collected by maintenance from campus buildings as normal and left outside the garbage bins next to the water tower. SDI took on the first week of weighing …

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Feb 08

Recycling at CMN

Recycling has been around for some time now, but as always, change occurs or we become complacent in our habits. In addition to reducing cost, identifying what we recycle and working to improve our recycling habits will benefit our family and community, improve our overall health, and help to sustain the earth.       …

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