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Minnesota Goes Green on May 18

Minnesota Goes Green, a free family event, will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 18 at Union Depot, in St. Paul. Highlights of the event include panel discussions and presentations led by Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society and Innovative Energy Solutions.

This experience-based event will provide individuals and businesses with the education and resources to implement sustainable practices for a greener tomorrow. Local businesses will exhibit and sell their eco-friendly products all day.

Activities and presentations scheduled throughout the day include a panel discussion about buying and eating local food; a repurposed creativity contest; a “Fix It, Don’t Nix It” workshop, whereby participants can get free advice and hands-on support from a panel of professionals; eco-friendly gardening tips; and a sustainable fashion swap with alterations and exhibits.

A free copy of Chinook Book: Everything We Love About the Twin Cities will be given to the first 200 families in attendance.

Event sponsors are Xcel Energy, Innovative Energy Solutions, Treasure Island Resort and Casino, Mississippi Market, Metro Transit, Sol Inspiration, University of Minnesota College of Design, Fixity and St. Paul Farmers’ Market.

Free rides Metro Transit rides are available to and from the event.

Cost: Free. Location: St. Paul Union Depot, 214 E. 4th St., St. Paul. For more information, call 612-666-3046, email [email protected] or visit

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