2017 Minnesota Eco Events
May - September

Events (chronological order)

Note: Some events require preregistration. Some charge fees. Be sure to check website links for additional information.


Tech Dump

Take a Tech Dump During Salvage Saturdays in May

Saturdays in May from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

TechDump Saint Paul, 698 Prior Avenue N, St. Paul, MN 55104                     TechDump Golden Valley, 825 Boone Ave. North #100, Golden Valley, MN  55427 Tech Discounts, Clover Shopping Center, 724 W. 98th St. Bloomington, MN 55420

Get rid of that pile of denial and turn your old electronics into jobs at Tech Dump and Tech Discounts, the nonprofit social enterprise e-waste recycler and retailer.

Cables, cords, computers, cell phones and working flat screen TVs are free. Otherwise, fees may apply.

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Environmental Initiative Awards

Thursday, May 25, 2017, Nicollet Island Pavilion, 40 Power Street Minneapolis

Each year the Environmental Initiative honors innovative projects that have achieved extraordinary environmental results by harnessing the power of partnership.  New this year, we'll also honor three individuals for their impact in our community. 

Learn more about Environmental Initiative Awards



white bear lake water symposium

Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9am – 12pm, White Bear Lake Area High School - North Campus, 5045 Division Ave, White Bear Lake, MN

The WBL Water Symposium will feature student projects on water conservation, rain barrel sales, mini-workshops, information booths from local environmental organizations, an honorary guest speaker, and lunch!

Learn more about this Family-Friendly event



Clean water Action's Movie night: How to Let Go of the world and love all the things climate can't change

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 6:30 The Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis

In How to Let Go of the World and Love all the Things that Climate Can’t Change, Oscar Nominated Director Josh Fox (Gasland) continues his deeply personal style, investigating climate change - the greatest threat our world has ever known.

Traveling to twelve countries on six continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can't destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?

The movie will be followed by an opportunity for a brief discussion. Event starts at 6:30 p.m., movie starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance, $9 at the door.

For more information about Movie Night and to purchase tickets, click this link.


The Energy Fair

Friday, September 8, 2017, 12pm – Sunday, September 10, 2017, 5pm,  200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd, St Paul, MN 55107

Celebrate clean energy and sustainable living in St. Paul! Admission to workshops and exhibits is FREE and open to the public! All Access Passes include featured speakers, entertainment, and solar professional workshops. Discounted Passes on sale April 1 - July 24. Organized by The Midwest Renewable Energy Association, The Energy Fair started out in Central Wisconsin and is coming to Minnesota for the first time, to build community resilience, energy democracy, and bring foks together to Learn. Connect. and Empower eachother to build a sustainable future! The Energy Fair is open to the public! Friday, September 8th is a pre-Fair Solar Professional Day.

Learn more about The Energy Fair


an evening celebrating the mississippi river

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Clarence W. Wigington Pavilion, Harriet Island Regional Park, St. Paul

Join us to celebrate the Mississippi in the midst of its fall splendor. From our beautiful venue on the river, we'll toast to you and the recent successes you made possible. Funds raised through this event conserve the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities region.

Learn more about the celebration, purchase tickets or sponsorship here.

Online Event




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.

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