The Sustainability Tour at Macalester College Markim Hall (1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul) is scheduled for 10 a.m. on June 5. The building features native landscaping, energy efficiency, water conservation, and solar panels. For these reasons and more it has been certified as LEED Platinum, the highest level of certification for energy efficiency and environmental design by the U.S. Green Building council. Transportation details will be relayed in the May/June Voter newsletter, and will include options to either carpool or take public transportation.
On Tuesday, April 16, the League of Women Voters Roseville Area will host Changes in the Weather - What’s the Big Deal?, a presentation by Dr. Kenneth Blumenfeld, Senior Climatologist for the Minnesota State Climatology Office.
Dr. Blumenfeld will discuss what Minnesotans can expect to experience in the next decades based on the best available science. As a climatologist, Dr. Blumenfeld provides state agencies, communities and citizens with up-to-date and scientifically accurate climate information.
The 2019 annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in the new Wakefield Park Community Building at 1725 Prosperity Road in Maplewood. A social hour will begin at 5 pm with dinner at 6 pm. The business meeting will begin at 7 pm. Members will elect new officers, approve a budget, and set the local program for the 2019-20 year. This year, we are offering a full dinner featuring Parmesan Crusted Chicken for $26. A vegetarian option is also available for that price.
On Thursday, March 14, the LWV Roseville Area will co-host with the Shoreview Library and Do Good Roseville the fifth program in a six-session series on immigration experiences in America.The program, Family and Community, will be held at the Shoreview Library, 4560 N. Victoria (just north on Victoria off Hwy. 96) from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
If you were not able to attend the February 19th League meeting reviewing the CMAL study update of the Metropolitan Council and would like to participate in the consensus process, a video of the presentation and discussion is available here. A written study summary was sent out with the February Voter and is also available on our website. Click here to obtain a copy of the consensus questions. Print it out, fill in your opinions and mail the form to Karen Schaffer by March 1.
How are our communities and county dealing with transit and infrastructure needs, green initiatives to respond to our changing climate, and budget challenges? These and other key issues came into focus at this year's "Conversations with Constituents" on January 15 at Roseville City Hall. On hand were mayors from our five cities, four Ramsey county commissioners and two local school board representatives for timely and thoughtful conversations with 60 in attendance, including 38 LWV-RA members!
As we broke out into three groups, topics covered were wide-ranging, including water quality,environment, transit, city comprehensive plans, healthcare challenges, affordable housing, budget challenges and opportunities, and gun safety issues. Here is a link to CTV15's recap of the event.
New to League? Need a refresher course in the how government functions? The Roseville Area League of Women Voters, Do Good Roseville and the Roseville Library are co-sponsoring two programs to review the mechanics of government as a foundation for community members to understand how they can participate in decisions and create a positive impact on your government.
Fifth in the six-part series of films and discussions co-hosted with the Shoreview Library and Do Good Roseville; My American Girls; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Shoreview Library, 4560 N. Victoria St., Shoreview.