Minnesota Science & Environment Month
April 2017 Eco Events
March for Science - MN
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cathedral Hill Park to Minnesota State Capitol, Saint Paul, MN
The Start Point of the March for Science Minnesota will be Cathedral Hill Park in St. Paul. The march will begin at 11:00 AM on Earth Day, April 22. Participants will march from the Start Point to the Minnesota State Capitol, where the Rally will start at 12 PM. Please plan to arrive at the Start Point 30 - 45 minutes in advance to account for the increased traffic and public transportation congestion which may be caused by this event.
Minnesota marches on Earth Day also in Alexandria, Bemidji, Brainerd, Duluth, Grand Marais, Grand Rapids, Moorhead, Morris, New Ulm, Northfield and Rochester. Use the following March for Science site link to connect to the website or Facebook page for each of these marches.
Now thru Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017
Earth Day will be the Minnesota Election Day for the Environment. It is a test of a new democratic tool — common internet voting that culminates for the first time on ONE day, an online issues “election day.” It will demonstrate the strength of ALL our numbers on Earth Day — the day that once again will show the force of protest.
Additional Events (chronological order)
Note: Some events require preregistration. Some charge fees. Be sure to check website links for additional information.
Land Stewardship Project
7th Annual Earth Day Breakfast &
Happy Hour & Food Films
Friday, April 21, 2017, 7 – 11 am and 4:30 – 7:30 pm
Red Stag Supperclub, 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis MN
There will be presentations throughout the morning about the connections between food, community and the land. New this year is a second opportunity to support LSP’s work! We will show two films, Edible City and Urban Fruit, in the Red Stag Club room from 4:30 – 7:30 pm.
Centra Care Health
Earth Day Run Weekend
Friday – Saturday, April 21 – 22, 2017
St. Cloud, MN
It doesn’t matter if you are competing in the SCHEELS Half Marathon, the St. Cloud Subaru 5K Run/Walk or just cheering on friends and family — there’s lots to do at Earth Day Run Weekend. Learn more about what makes the Earth Day Run one of Minnesota’s biggest community health events.
Climate March & Expo
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 11 am
Peace Plaza, 101 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Mayo Civic Center Auditorium, Rochester, MN
Keynote speakers: Dr. Ashok Patel, Mayo Clinic, on the Health Benefits Associated with Sustainable Development and Living, and John Carmody, Minnesota Design Center, on How We Can Develop a More Sustainable City.
Friends of the mississippi River
Clean up the River Gorge on Earth Day
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Mississippi River Gorge along West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN
Taking place just off of West River Parkway, this cleanup has become an Earth Day tradition in the Minneapolis River Gorge. People come from throughout the local river corridor, neighborhoods and metro area — individuals, families, small church, corporate and student or scout groups — to celebrate Earth Day and contribute to the health and vitality of the Mississippi River.
Kids Climate March
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10 am – 1 pm
Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN
This Earth Day kids will take to the streets and march for climate justice. The Kids Climate March will be partnering with the March for Science Minnesota happening that same day, because kids know that science is important and must be valued in our society.
MPRB & City of Minneapolis
Earth Day Cleanup
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9:30 am – 12 noon
Multiple Sites throughout Minneapolis
Earth Day Cleanup is held at several sites throughout the City of Minneapolis. It is a collaborative effort between the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and City of Minneapolis Solid Waste and Recycling.
Earth Day Cleanup
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10 am – 12 noon
Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main St, Lino Lakes, MN
Come help us in an outdoor service project from 10 a.m. to noon to benefit and beautify the natural environment surrounding Wargo Nature Center!
Minnesota Green Expo
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9 am – 2 pm
National Sports Center, 1700 105th Ave. NE, Blaine, MN
Whether you’re passionate about growing groundwater concerns, reducing the amount of waste you produce, purchasing local foods, or exploring more ways to be eco-friendly, the Green Expo is the right venue to continue educating and empowering yourself and your family.
S.E.E.D. & Sustainable Stillwater MN
Stillwater Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10 am – 2 pm
Downtown Stillwater along the St. Croix River behind River Market Coop
Over 25 booths and family-friendly activities — Kayak on the St. Croix • Free bicycle safety check • $10,000 for local business recycling • Electric cars