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 Council of Metropolitan Area Leagues of Women Voters (CMAL) announces its updated position on governance of the Metropolitan Council. Based upon the report of its study committee, members of all local leagues across the metropolitan area overwhelmingly voted to support the following:
- Appointment of Metropolitan Council members and its Chair by the Governor,
- Fixed staggered terms for Metropolitan Council members with removal only for cause, and
- Metropolitan Council members should have a regional perspective, knowledge of regional issues, reflect demographic diversity and be able to meet the time requirements to serve effectively.
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.