Charrette for greater change – October 8th, 2012

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to our final meeting and charrette at Locus Architects’ studio on Monday.  More information about the feedback we got to come, but for now, here are some pictures from the event:



Well here we are!  On our final day of our pilot program.  We hope to see many of you tonight as we meet with our Community Catalysts and brainstorm ideas for moving our actions forward in larger ways.  We have an excellent mix of community leaders in many different sectors coming to hear about our experiences and lend their voices and expertise.


We will be meeting from 5-8pm.  Locus Architects have been kind enough to offer their spaces to us located at: 708 West 40th St, MNPLS, MN 55409.  Thanks you LOCUS! For your tasting pleasure we will have some local cheeses, bulk teas and local wines.
Some of our confirmed Community Catalysts for tonight include:

1. Gayle Prest – City of Minneapolis Coordinator’s Office
2. Alisa Reckinger – Hennepin County’s Office of Environmental Services
3. Leslie Yetka – Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
4. Peggie Knapp – Freshwater Society, Director of Programs
5. Curt Gunsbery – Soltva, sustainable development company
6. Ryan Wilson – MnDOT, Department of Capital Programs and Performance Measures
7. Julie Ketchum – Waste Management
8. Kari Neathery – Hampden Co-op – General Manager
9. Jenny Edwards – MN Center for Energy and the Environment, Program Director
10. Midtown Greenway Coalition representative


Its going to be a great night of meaningful conversation, sharing of our experiences and moving towards larger change!





The menu list below shows a count of how many participants (both online and local) have chosen each action for our pilot project!  The most popular actions were (Eliminate Food Spoilage Waste, Take a Navy Shower and Compost all Food Scraps Via Worm Bin), however we are excited to see that almost every action was chosen by at least one participant, and that we have a very wide range of interests!



Hopefully you have all had a chance to begin filling out your baseline tracking week spreadsheets, we are on Day 3 of the Baseline week already!  Please email us with an questions you have at this point!


Another exciting meeting yesterday!  Thanks to everyone who could be there as well as those who are participating online!  We are working on uploading a new ‘Participant Information + Resources’ section on the website which will contain information about the cohorts, as well as the meeting 1 and 2 videos and information about blogging.  Look forward to an email inviting you to the blog tomorrow evening and be sure to sign up for a ‘username only’ account on before accepting the invite.

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Here are some photos from meeting 2:

Hello threeACTIONS Project Community!

Welcome to the threeACTIONS Project blog!  We kicked off the threeACTIONS Project on Monday, July 16th with an informational and sign up meeting at the Midtown YWCA, in Minneapolis.  We were incredibly excited to see many eager participants, and are looking forward to meeting even more of you next Monday at our second meeting.  We will be going over more detailed information about what data to keep track of and the schedule and outcomes of the project.  Same location, 6-8 pm!   If you missed the first meeting and still would like to participate, no problem.  A video of the first meeting will be able shortly on our website so you can catch up.  Just be sure to choose your 3 actions by our next meeting and we will look forward to speaking with you then!  Following are some photos of our kick-off meeting last Monday:

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