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Posts Tagged ‘CHAT’

Communities Of Light Opening Store At Midtown Global Market 920 East Lake Street

Communities Of Light Opening Store At Midtown Global Market 920 East Lake Street

The Communities of Light Solar Store will open at the Midtown Global Market the week of December 3, 2012 featuring  Solar Lanterns & Generators made by community members at weekly workshops; where self-sufficiency exists and sustainability is alive and well.  Besides solar products, it will feature information on other Back Yard Initiative Citizen Health Action Teams-CHAT. The store will be near the 10th Ave. entrance.  A co-op member said, “We thank the Market for the opportunity to locate our store at the Market.  Our products will be exciting additions to the mix.”Â  Co-op members will design the sales & office space and supply the store with the community designed and  assembled  solar products.  The store space will also serve as an office for co-op members to bring their customers and provide solar generator demonstrations. Communities of Light workshops: Fri. 5:00-8:00 p.m. at 3 selected  Mpls. Parks.  Info: 612-239-4336.

“Growing in the Backyard” Citizen Health Action Team The Community Commission on Health Approves a New Project for the Backyard

By Janice Barbee, Cultural Wellness Center On April 7, 2011, the Commission on Health approved the Family Garden project of the Backyard Initiative”'s Growing in the Backyard Citizen Health Action Team (CHAT). The CHAT stated in their proposal to the Commission: “This project will empower Backyard residents to produce their own healthy foods, increase connections to the local food system, and increase each family”'s understanding about how the food system works. Families participating in the Family Gardens project will actively take responsibility for creating and maintaining a series of gardens throughout the Backyard. These activities will also increase a sense of belonging and community for each family.” The Commission on Health, a group composed primarily of residents who live in the “Backyard” ”“ in Powderhorn Park, Central, Corcoran, or one of the four neighborhoods in Phillips ”“ meets every month at the Cultural Wellness [...]

Update on the Backyard Initiative: BYI Citizen Health Action Teams Update

By Janice Barbee, Cultural Wellness Center Every month at the Cultural Wellness Center, members from the Backyard Initiative Citizen Health Action Teams, or CHATs, come together to update each other on their activities and talk about common principles and problems in their community building work. Last month, on February 17, CHAT members discussed what it takes to work together and accomplish what they set out to do. The Backyard Initiative was started two years ago as a community partnership between Allina Hospitals and Clinics and the residents of Phillips, Powderhorn Park, Central, and Corcoran with the goal of improving the health of the community. Most of the work of the Backyard Initiative is carried out within Citizen Health Action Teams, where community members on each team have developed a strategy for improving health and are now in the process of implementing that strategy. CHAT Leadership in the Community Elder Atum Azzahir from the Cultural Wellness Center, [...]

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