Ideas for Congregation Buildings and Outreach

Congregational Buildings

Idea Resource

Education
Education Outreach Minnesota Sea Grant: 2305 E 5th St.  Duluth, MN 55805 218 726-8106     www.seagrant.umn.edu ,  EAGLE www.eagle-ecosource.org 218 726-1828
Reframe issue as respect life issue
Host speakers Interfaith Team (Jan, Jesse, Bill, Deb) @  EAGLE 218 726-1828 , EPA contact Jessica McIntyre-Himes 800-621-8431, ext. 38559,
Environmental Education National Wildlife Federation  www.nwf.org/outside;  Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 525 lake Av S, Duluth   723-4600  www.pca.state.mn.us; Wisconsin DNR, Superior 715 392 7988; Sierra Club North Star Chapter 2327 East Franklin Avenue, Suite 1 Minneapolis MN 55406 612 659-9124 www.sierraclub.org
Involving multigenerational in process
Host movie night EAGLE 218 726-1828
Not using Styrofoam Green Mercantile 218 722-1771
Earth Day /animal or plant blessing service http://www.nccecojustice.org/EarthDayIdeas.htm www.animalclergy.com
Share success- use current examples
Short-Term Actions
Promote Chemical-free grounds EAGLE 218 726-1828
Install a Bike Rack DERO Bike Racks, Minneapolis: http://www.dero.com; Bikeracks.com
Visit the new UUCD 835 W College St. Duluth, MN 55811 218 724-0308.
Use Green Cleaning Products Green Mercantile 218 722-1771
Use reusable cups, etc Green Mercantile 218 722-1771
Email the church newsletter Monthly Newsletter/email addresses
Promote Lake Superior Day www.superiorforum.info , placemats, bookmarks
Interfaith Peer Pressure Contacts between faith communities
Start a Green Team www.webofcreation.org
Ceremony at Natural Resources Lake Dept. of Natural Resources www.dnr.state.mn.us Craig Engwall, Northeastern Regional Director 218 327-4455
Plant Native plants on grounds City Gardener 1305 London Rd, Duluth, 55805 218 723-3586

Leaning Pine Native Landscaping: http://www.restoreshore.com/ 3130 South Camp Amnicon Rd South Range WI, 54874 715 398-5453;  Boreal Natives: http://www.prairieresto.com/boreal_natives.shtml 3943 Munger Shaw Road, Cloquet, MN 55720 1-800-837-5986

Rain Gardens http://www.lakesuperiorstreams.org/stormwater/toolkit/raingarden.html
Reduce Grass & Use natural landscapes EAGLE 218 726-1828; Leaning Pine 715 398-5453; Boreal  Native 3943 Munger Shaw Road, Cloquet, MN 55720 1-800-837-5986
Car pool for church members People willing to join/Ride boards
Bulk purchases/cooperative purchases Communication among churches/members; Green Mercantile 218 722-1771
Reduce waste Western Lake Superior Sanitation District 2626 Courtland St. Duluth, MN 55806 218 722-3336 www.wlssd.duluth.mn.us/
Re-Use Program Recycling Electronics Lifecyclers 212 N. 40th Avenue West  Duluth, MN 55807 218 628-9677
Church Field trips Duluth Community Garden www.duluthcommunitygarden.org 218 722-4583; MN Dept. of Natural Resources www.dnr.state.mn.us Craig Engwall, Northeastern Regional Director 520 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155      1-800-657-3864 or  218 327-4455; WI Dept. Of Natural Resources Jim Bishop Northern Region Pubic Affairs Manager 715-635-4242 www.dnr.state.wi.us
Local, organic and, seasonal foods Whole Foods Coop 218 728-0884;  Duluth Community Garden 218 722-4583; Duluth Farmers Markets 218-724-9955; Superior Farmers Market Carla Martin 715 394-5712; Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association: www.lakesuperiorfarming.org
Community Clean Up/ Adopt a Highway State of MN Duluth area: Lynn Gill

1123 Mesaba Avenue Duluth, MN 55811  218-725-2702

State of WI Superior area: Joseph Whirry
1701 N. 4th St. Superior, WI 54880  715 392-7930

Combine environmental, spiritual, and economic efforts Minnesota Episcopal Environmental Stewardship www.env-steward.com; Web of Creation www.webofcreation.org
Replacing lights with CFL’s MN power 218 722-2625; Target Duluth 218 727-8851; Target Superior 715 392-9791Ace Hardware, 212 W Superior St, 218 722 4496; Superior Menards 715 395-8440; Duluth Menards 218-624-5601
Long-Term Actions
Renewable Power for Building MN Power http://mnpower.com 218 722-2625
Install Electronic Thermostats Conservation Technologies 218 722-9003
Multiple furnaces or smaller heat zones Conservation Technologies 218 722-9003
Baseline Energy Study Cliff Tanner Office of Sustainability City of Duluth 218 730-5182 www.ci.duluth.mn.us/city/information/ccp
Develop Carbon Foot Print www.carbonfootprint.com ; www.nature.org/initiatives/climatechange/calculator/
Develop Energy Conservation Goals
Solar & Wind power generation Conservation Technologies 218 722-9003; Great Northern Solar 715 774-3374
Replacing windows and doors for energy efficiency Conservation Technologies 218 722-9003
Geothermal Heat Source Summit Mechanical Service 2321 West 1st St. Duluth MN 55806 218 728-9965; ICECOR Environmental Corp. 3827 Tower Ave #313 Superior, WI 54880 715 395-0965; International Ground Source Heat Pump Association www.igshpa.okstate.edu

Ideas for the Broader Community

Idea Resources

Education
Collaboration between faith organizations
Engage other churches in Climate Change
Educational outreach Minnesota Sea Grant: 2305 E 5th St.  Duluth, MN 55805 218 726-8106     www.seagrant.umn.edu ,  EAGLE www.eagle-ecosource.org 218 726-1828; National Wildlife Federation  www.nwf.org/outside; Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 525 lake Av S, Duluth   723-4600  www.pca.state.mn.us; Wisconsin DNR, Superior 715 392 7988 ; Sierra Club North Star Chapter 2327 East Franklin Ave, Suite 1 Minneapolis MN 55406 612 659-9124 www.sierraclub.org
Outdoor Program Experience natural environment
Religious book exchange
Actions
Join CSA  (Community Supported Agriculture) La Finca CSA Charlie Kersey 218 372-8804; Good Luck Farm John Adams 715-472-8714; Food Farm CSA 218 384-3356; Chequamegon CSA  715 774-3153;  www.localharvest.org; www.landstewardshipproject.org/csa.html
Re-use Program Lifecyclers 212 N. 40th Avenue West  Duluth, MN 55807 218 628-9677
Re engineer city to be more sustainable City of Duluth www.ci.duluth.mn.us ; City of Superior www.ci.superior.wi.us
Public transportation Duluth Transit Authority 2402 W Michigan St. Duluth MN 55806
218 722-SAVE, 218-722-4426 www.duluthtransit.com
Safe pathways to schools/churches Ex. Ashland WI www.ci.ashland.wi.us
Support Lake Superior Day Lissa Radke Northland College Ashland, Wisconsin, 54806

715 682-1489

Garden Plots Duluth Community Garden www.duluthcommunitygarden.org 218 722-4583
Clean up sites MN Adopt a River  651 259-5630 www.dnr.state.mn.us/adoptriver/
Campaign Against Plastic www.earthresource.org/campaigns/capp/capp-overview.html
Campaign Against Styrofoam www.ecocycle.org/specialevents/styroeprinstructions.cfm
Recycling on Lakewalk City of Duluth Parks and Recreation
12 East Fourth Street Duluth, MN 55802  218 730-4300
Stop use of plastic bags by retailers www.cub.com; www.target.com; www.walmart.com ; www.superonefoods.com
Recycle plastic bags www.cub.com; www.target.com; www.walmart.com ; www.superonefoods.com
Change Red Plan for schools School Board Members  215 North 1st Ave E Duluth MN 55802

218 336-8773 www.duluth.k12.mn.us

Compact Florescent Lights (CFL) sales MN power 218 722-2625; Target Duluth 218 727-8851; Target Superior 715 392-9791; Ace Hardware, 212 W Superior St, 218 722 4496; Superior Menards 715 395-8440; Duluth Menards 218-624-5601

Ideas for Faith Members in Their Homes

Idea Resources

Education
Idea Bank at churches
Education materials EAGLE 218 726-1828; Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 525 Lake Av S, Duluth   723-4600  www.pca.state.mn.us; Wisconsin DNR Superior 715 392 7988; National Wildlife Federation  www.nwf.org/outside
Education on DTV conversion Conversion box recycling www.dtv.gov
Parishioners home tour Look for ideas/ sparks discussion
Book Groups
Actionss
Use Fair Trade Whole Foods Coop 218 728-0884 ; Green Mercantile 218 722-4583
Use and Recycle Compact Florescent Lights (CFL’s) WLSSD 2626 Courtland St. Duluth, MN 55806 218 722-3336 www.wlssd.duluth.mn.us ; Peace Church example (Contact: Jesse 525-0325)
Starting vegetable gardens Duluth Community Garden www.duluthcommunitygarden.org 218 722-4583; Whole Foods Coop 218 728-0884
Cloth napkins
Buy Green/Organic Whole Foods Coop 218 728-0884; Green Mercantile 218 722-4583
Using foods in season, organic, and locally Duluth Farmers Market Wednesdays and Saturdays 7:00am until noon

14th Ave East on 3rd Street. 218-724-9955 www.duluthfarmersmarket.com, Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association www.lakesuperiorfarming.org

Re-useable Grocery bags www.cub.com; www.target.com; www.walmart.com; www.superonefoods.com
Recycle Western Lake Superior Sanitation District WLSSD 2626 Courtland St. Duluth, MN 55806 218 722-3336
Composting WLSSD 2626 Courtland St. Duluth, MN 55806 218 722-3336 www.wlssd.duluth.mn.us; Duluth Community Garden218 722-4583
Low Emissions Challenge www.carbonfootprint.com
Hybrid Cars Honda; Toyota; Nissan; Ford; Chevy; www.hybridcars.com
Car pooling
Lower speeds Green slow moving vehicle www.greenslowmovingvehicle.com
Public transportation Duluth Transit Authority 2402 W Michigan St. Duluth MN 55806 218 722-SAVE, 218-722-4426 www.duluthtransit.com;

Greyhound Bus  4426 Grand Ave Duluth, MN 55807  218 722-5591 www.greyhound.com

Sustainable living Frugality group Religious Society of Friends of Duluth-Superior 218-724-2659 ; Sustainable Communities Network www.sustainable.org; Northwest Earth Institute: http://www.nwei.org/
Chemical-free lawns EAGLE 218 726-1828
Promote bicycle use City of Duluth Bike to Work Day Duluth transit Authority 218-722-4426; www.bikeleague.org
Recycle batteries WLSSD District 2626 Courtland St. Duluth, MN 55806 218 722-3336 www.wlssd.duluth.mn.us; www.eco-cell.org Lake Superior Zoological Society 7210 Fremont Street Duluth, MN 55807; Lifecyclers 212 N. 40th Avenue West  Duluth, Minnesota 55807 218628-9677
Join CSA  (Community Supported Agriculture) La Finca CSA Charlie Kersey 218 372-8804; Good Luck Farm CSA  John Adams 715-472-8714; Food Farm CSA 218 384-3356; Chequamegon CSA  715 774-3153; www.localharvest.org; www.landstewardshipproject.org/csa.html
Become a CSA Drop-off site

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