World Champion Coming to Edina Competition!

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SONY DSCRob McLeod, holder of 5 Guinness World Records, 5 World Championships and the Canadian Distance Record is coming to Edina for the Minnesota Overall Flying Disc Championships!  Rob will compete in the championships – come play with him or watch the competition.  Rob will also lead a workshop for the Cool Planet Edina Family Frisbee Festival.

More about the Minnesota Overall Flying Disc Championships

More about the Cool Planet Edina Family Frisbee Festival

2014 Minnesota Overall Flying Disc Championships

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Join us Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29, 2014 for the Minnesota Overall Flying Disc Championships!  Join the competition or come watch where flying disc was born – all the basic skills that games such as Ultimate and Disc Golf come from.

Learn more here

SPEAK UP!! May 4th

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Join us for the next SPEAK UP!! training.

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SPEAK UP!! 101 - for all

Sunday May 4th 2-5 pm 

Good Samaritan Church
5730 Grove Street
Edina, Minnesota 55436

Invite your friends and family members to come!

Learn about the science of climate change from Dr. John Abraham from the University of St. Thomas.  Understand the psychology and challenges of communicating difficult information like this from Dr. Christie Manning (The Psychology of Sustainable Behavior).  Then using the Art of Convening (by Heartland Inc.’s Craig and Patricia Neal), learn to create authentic engagement in meetings, gatherings and conversations about climate change.

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$25 registration ($10 students).  Scholarships available if you contact us in advance.

Learn more about SPEAK UP!!

Community Solar Info Session

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Join us Friday, May 16 6:30 pm for our next information session!

Learn more about Community Solar Gardens and how you can participate. New legislation in Minnesota has created an opportunity that allows individuals and households to “subscribe” to energy from a solar installation located on a large roof in the community. This gives new options for community members to participate without the need to have a solar installation on their home.

A representative from Minnesota Community Solar, will deliver a short presentation and convene a dialogue on the program. Discover how you can partner with Cool Planet to grow this idea!

RSVP 952-920-1547 or mindy@coolplanetmn.org

When: Friday, May 16th, 2014
6:30 – 8pm Followed by inspiring films, food and conversation

We will provide a simple local organic main dish. Bring something to share if you wish and join the fun. ☺

Full information on the flyer!

SPEAK UP!! training May 4th

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Join us for the next SPEAK UP!! training.

Click here to register.

SPEAK UP!! 101 - for all

Sunday May 4th 2-5 pm 

Good Samaritan Church
5730 Grove Street
Edina, Minnesota 55436

Invite your friends and family members to come!

Learn about the science of climate change from Dr. John Abraham from the University of St. Thomas.  Understand the psychology and challenges of communicating difficult information like this from Dr. Christie Manning (The Psychology of Sustainable Behavior).  Then using the Art of Convening (by Heartland Inc.’s Craig and Patricia Neal), learn to create authentic engagement in meetings, gatherings and conversations about climate change.

Click here to register.

$25 registration ($10 students).  Scholarships available if you contact us in advance.

Learn more about SPEAK UP!!

Conversations for Climate Action at the Birkie

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Poster ImageJoin us for an evening of fun and conversation with local music and poetry and keynote speaker Jonathan Patz.  Learn about the impacts climate change has on global health and what you can do to be part of the solution!

When: 7pm Thursday, February 20, 2014

Where: Park Theater, Hayward, WI

Jon PatzDr. Patz is a wave 2 Birkie Skier, IPCC Scientist and Director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  He is a lead author of several United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports and was part of the team that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

The winter of 2014 has dished out wild weather extremes across the globe.   While the Midwest has had frigid temperatures linked to disruption of the Polar Vortex, the rest of the Northern Hemisphere has been unseasonably warm.  And while California suffered one of the worst droughts in centuries, England experienced its worst flooding in 250 years.  And of course we’ve all seen images of the Sochi Winter Olympics melting away with temperatures in the 50s and 60s.  One estimate is that of the 19 cities that have hosted the Winter Games over the past century, only 6 would be cold enough today to host another Olympic venue.   The wild weather we are seeing is not a surprise, however, and such climatic extremes are consistent with climate change projections; even this year’s behavior of the Polar Vortex was hypothesized and published by UW-Madison scientists years ago.  According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, climatologists are now 95% certain that, not only is climate change happening, but that it is cause by human activity –primarily from burning fossil fuels.  There are many risks from extreme weather due to climate change, but there are also enormous public health and societal benefits that will occur if we can reduce our reliance on fossil fuels for our energy.  Join us to hear Dr. Jonathon Patz expand on the challenges we face and what difference we can make by taking action together.

Reception to follow at the Park Theater.

Suggested donation $10 – $25 payable at the door.  Your generous donation supports the work of Cool Planet and a local project.

Share the flyer for the event.

Learn more about our Cool Planet Skiers and where to find us at the Birkie here.