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My First Bikepacking Trip! Part 3 of 3

Start at the beginning, with My First Bikepacking Trip! Part 1 of 3 (which also has the map of our route), and then read the middle, My First Bikepacking Trip! Part 2 of 3, before this one.  We woke up at sunrise with trumpeter swans and many nice songbirds greeting the morning. We needed to be on the […]

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Neighborhood Night at Water Bar

Join us for a happy hour open house at Water Bar & Public Studio. Check out this new community space focused on art and sustainability, visit with neighbors, and learn about exciting things happening in our community. We’ll have local waters on tap – as well as local brews – served by artists and other community leaders. Free and open to all!

Water Bar began in 2014 as a public art project, a pop-up bar that serves local tap waters and is staffed by water researchers, sustainability educators, activists, artists and other community residents.

Over the past two years Water Bar has served local tap waters to over 30,000 people in Minnesota, Arkansas, Illinois and North Carolina – sparking conversations about the importance of local water to lives and communities, and helping to equip people to engage with complex and urgent issues stemming form our collective attitudes and approaches to environment – issues like water pollution and scarcity, land use and urban development, climate change and environmental injustice.

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Map of the day: Residential Water Use Per Capita, 2005

The Metropolitan Council is now accepting comments on their Master Water Supply Plan. Above is a map you’ll be hard pressed to find in the document, but comes from data published at Data Finder. Numbers in parentheses are residential gallons per capita, per day. 2005 is the most recent year for which they say they […]

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Touring Green Line Green Infrastructure

This past Saturday I participated in a tour of Green Line “Green Infrastructure” as part of Public Art Saint Paul’s City Art Collaboratory Program. We are a group of multidisciplinary artists and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) professionals who embark on monthly field trips together, exploring the living systems of the City of Saint […]

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Questions About the Northeast Metro Water Supply Plan

In the land of 10,000 lakes, we have a water shortage.  According to the Metropolitan Council: “With more than 70 percent of the region’s water supply coming out of the ground, we are mining our groundwater and sending it downstream at the expense of our water supply, natural amenities, quality of life and economy. It’s […]

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