Category Archive: Outreach

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

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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Permanent link to this article: http://sustainabledevelopmentinstitute.org/2017/03/recyclemania-update-week-4/

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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Jan 27

Agricultural Research Project Workshop

The College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute and the University of Wisconsin-Extension invite you to a free two day workshop on the basics of soil science and agronomic research design. The workshop is February 1-2, 2017, at the College of Menominee Nation Keshena campus,Shirley Daley Hall room 126. REGISTER HERE Day One: Activities will focus …

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Jan 23

Recyclemania 2017

RecycleMania begins the first week of February and CMN will be participating once again. RecycleMania is a friendly competition that focuses on the importance of recycling. Here is a link to the website http://recyclemaniacs.org/. For eight weeks we will be weighing and recording the waste generated on campus and the amount we recycle. To make this a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://sustainabledevelopmentinstitute.org/2017/01/recyclemania-2017/

Jan 18

High School Sustainability Leadership Cohort Now Accepting Applications

Deadline Extended! Applications due Monday, March 13, 2017.                 The Sustainability Leadership Cohort Program(SLC) is an opportunity for high school students in the Menominee area. The SLC is led by the College of Menominee Nation’s Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) in collaboration with its Department of Continuing Education (DOCE) …

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