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CFS Meeting Notes – April ’16

Introductions April 11 Comprehensive Plan Community Visioning meeting (Planner is Breanne Rothstein). For Monday, we want to list goals. Send motto: Transform City of St. Anthony Village into an award-winning leader in sustainability. Capture the opportunity Reminder: “Our mission is to be a progressive and livable community, a walkable village, which is sustainable, safe and […]

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CFS Meeting Notes – March ’16

Pollinators Updates Pollinator Day at Nativity Lutheran Church CFS handed out seed packets Held seed exchange and had sign-up for another seed exchange in spring Pollinator pathways The city is dedicated to continue improving city plantings Folks can still apply for pollinator garden funds (city has $5000 to offer to residents)–fill out the application and […]

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CFS Meeting Notes – February ’16

Introductions Solar Happenings Differences between solar gardens/home installations First round of solar community garden projects are marketing for subscribers Subscribing to a solar community garden is different from direct ownership of panels (either on your own property or other) Owning panels allows you to start generating for free after the initial investment pays off. There […]

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SEF News-Views Digest No. 79 (1-21-15)

How Do Foreigners View America? (Clifton Ware, Editor-Publisher) An article I read this past week helps explain perceptions of America by many foreigners, notably Europeans. When expatriates engage in conversation with citizens of other countries, they often gain insights as to how the U.S. is viewed. According to Ann Jones, an expat living in Norway, […]

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SEF News-Views Digest No. 78 (1-15-15)

 Plentiful, Cheap Energy: Pros and Cons — Clifton Ware, Editor-Publisher  The hoopla these days about America’s plentiful oil and natural gas production is fraught with conflicting views, including controversy about the installation of expanded pipelines and upgrading of railroads in the upper midwest to transport tar sands and Bakken oil. But it’s the news about falling […]