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Sunday June 23rd 2024

Posts Tagged ‘Nov 22’

Phillips Community Clean Sweep – Year 19

Phillips Community Clean Sweep – Year 19

Setting up for Clean Sweep in the Welna Hardware parking lot at 2428 Bloomington Avenue. Photo: Courtesy of Phillips Community Clean Sweep By JANA METGE, Phillips Community Clean Sweep Coordinator Phillips Community Clean Sweep held another successful event this year on Saturday, October 8th. The annual Clean Sweep is planned and organized by the four Phillips neighborhoods together with the City of Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling Department. Thanks to Welna Hardware for hosting the breakfast donated by Allina Health, and supply pick up. Thanks to Involve MN and CityJoy for donating lunch, and to Sarah, our new Stewart Park Director, for hosting the lunch and Resource Fair. Participants in the Resource Fair were American Indian OIC, Open Arms of Minnesota, Midtown Greenway Coalition, Phillips Neighborhood Clinic at St Paul’s church, Southside Green Zone, Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts, and KRSM Radio, who spun tunes during lunch. Thank you also to our [...]

Who Will Lead Us?

Who Will Lead Us?

.Joshua Lewis. Photo: Courtesy the author By JOSHUA LEWIS The Dirty Side Deal to the Inflation Reduction Act is a potential parasite, infecting the blankets we need to stay warm, smog in the air we need to breathe, oil in the water we need to drink, poison in the food we need to live, and damage to the shelter we need for protection. The IRA side deal works against our ability to avoid the most devastating impacts of climate change, by creating a parasitic feedback loop; that both adds carbon to our atmosphere, and creates communities of power that will be opposed to moving towards zero emissions. The IRA is a necessary step in the right direction. The side deal is a step back. While mostly positive reviews have come out of the IRA being signed into law, not enough attention is being put on the side deal put forth by Senator Manchin (D). Significant facts to consider are:Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC)(established in 1988 by United Nations Environment [...]

Peace House Community: To the Unsung Heroes

Peace House Community: To the Unsung Heroes

Marti Maltby. Photo: Courtesy the author. By MARTI MALTBY Today I attended the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits’ annual conference, and I got to see four people receive Unsung Heroes awards for work they have done to improve their communities. As you would guess, these individuals go about their volunteering quietly, but their dedication and concern has inspired others. I love the idea of unsung hero awards, because so much recognition goes to people who are already well known, or whose work is plain for all to see. With few exceptions, Nobel prizes, academy awards, and many other awards go to well-known individuals, while few “everyday people” are recognized or rewarded for what they do. I think that’s a shame, because so many people work so hard to maintain sanity and stability for themselves and those around them, without the advantages that the big names have. Yes, it would be fabulous if a scientist found the cure for cancer, but they would do that only if they [...]

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