Climate Affinity July 19

Meeting notes: 7/19
● Margo Ashmore
● Brooke Bartholomew
● Katherine Boyce
● Barbara Bridges
● Neil Granlund
● Sadie Ward
● Julie Kearns
● Phoebe Eisenbeis
ACW Climate Affinity Group meeting time:
3rd Wednesday of the month at 5pm
Sort and Soothe event
in collaboration with Junket ( a business that focuses on reusing and reselling
worn and loved treasures, it is run by Julie Kearns –
When: Wednesday August 16th or 23rd TBD at 5-8pm, 2.5 – 3 hours
Location: Southside Commons 3751 17th ave s
What we will be doing:
sorting through 50 lbs of accumulated writing utensils
some are dry, some need water added, sharpening pencils
sort it into useful and not useful product
categorizing where we can sell them, organize so it can go where it needs to go
develop some supply chain for reuse
ReUse Minnesota conference
When: October 3rd and 4th at North Hennepin Technical college
need to talk to coordinator to see what they want from us in terms of an activity for the conference
Come to the conference! $120 to attend
Discussed if we should join as an organization?
Decided we would go to it this year and decide if we want to put our money there
Haves and Needs
Neil discussed sustainable board game: Daybreak, not out yet
Board game night TBD in the future
Sustainable Art Kiosk
Sadie shared about this new project which aims to put sustainable art at the forefront via a portable kiosk
to take to local retailers, attend festivals etc.
-kiosk would be small art – 10 inches in diameter or so
-a range of price-points $20-150
-working on application for artists to apply to, web content for the web page, review panel of 3 people
-curating a group of artists focused in producing sustainable art, start with 6 artists
-who are the local sustainable artists? Put together a collection of people
ASK: come up with name for the group
Sadie will send email and anyone can come to meeting who is interested in the future to talk through this
Margo discussed Project Drawdown – storytelling in context of POC and working class folks
The best thing we can do is tell stories to our friends and to our communitie