April is climate action month at FHC

During the month of April, our Green Team is focusing on building awareness around actions you can take on behalf of the earth.

Watch for Green Team tips and resources in the TAB throughout the month and in the weeks ahead!

Meet the author of Climate Action Handbook 

Dr. Heidi Roop, author of “The Climate Action Handbook,” will speak and sign books at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Ramsey County Library in Roseville. She’ll share her ideas for wide-ranging climate actions we can take in many areas of our lives. The free event is sponsored by the Roseville Area League of Women Voters, the library and Do Good Roseville. Books are available at a reduced cost of $20 (check or exact cash).

Dr. Roop directs the Climate Adaptation Partnership at the University of Minnesota, where she is an assistant professor of climate science and extension specialist. You can attend her talk online at https://bit.ly/3OWNTD2.

Earth Day worship

Sunday, April 21, we will celebrate Earth Day in worship with music, special readings, and a message from Pastor Brennan Blue with Great River Greening. Brennan is an ordained minister who has chosen to concentrate on building an organization that works on restoring resilient habitat across Minnesota. Most of the group’s work is accomplished through volunteers.

Tree project with Great River Greening

Saturday, April 27, will be an intergenerational work day at a site in St. Paul that gives FHCers a chance to do hands-on work with Great River Greening. We will meet at church at 9 a.m. to have breakfast together and learn about the project, and then carpool to the site, which is about three miles from FHC. We will be finished by 11:30 a.m. Signup sheets are available at church.

Eat greener with a CSA subscription

This is the time to sign up for CSAs, short for Community Supported Agriculture. CSAs offer the freshest local produce, distributed through a seasonal subscription. Proceeds contribute to the economic well-being of small-scale farmers. Some early crops are harvested in May, so March and April are traditional signup months.

In Falcon Heights we have The Good Acre, a regional food hub and distribution center for its own CSA. Direct delivery to subscribers is also available this year. Subscribers receive recipes and tips on washing and storing the produce. Many other CSAs serve the Twin Cities, some affiliated with local food coops; find them on the Minnesota Grown website.

For an inspiring read on spirituality and community supported agriculture, check out this young mom’s article on her approach to eating locally.

Third Thursday Eco-action: Project Regeneration

On the third Thursday of the month, The Green Team will focus on specific information and related actions anyone can take regarding one aspect of caring for our creation. Knowing we aren’t alone is the first step.

Currently, we are sharing a link to a resource that encompasses nearly all aspects of climate justice so that you can return to this site with questions you may have. The organization is Project Regeneration at https://regeneration.org.