Cool Planet Family Class with Minneapolis Community Ed

Registration is now open for “Green Living for Everyone” our Cool Planet Family class with Minneapolis Community Education.

What can one person and one family do to live a more sustainable, healthy and fit life?  Join this interactive, multi-generational, two-session family action workshop to find out! Become a “deeper shade of green” by looking at your household energy consumption, waste reduction habits, personal fitness and active citizenship. Sharpen your skills as an energy detective, engage your community in action, and earn your “Cool Planet Family Lives Here” yard sign. It’s easy when you work as a family.  Family members encouraged to attend together. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Instructors Mindy Ahler and Paul Thompson

Two offerings of Green Living for Everyone:

  1. Mondays, April 24 & May 1, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
  2. Mondays, May 22 & June 1, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Cost: $21 per family


Class overview:

In our two-session Community Education course: Families learn how to use a kill-a-watt meter, about home energy audits, how to read energy bills and the importance of individual actions.

Participants check out kill-a-watt meters for home use, sign up and receive home energy audits (through CEE), create a second-chance paper box, complete a Cool Planet Family Action Plan and earn a Cool Planet Family Lives Here yard sign.

Yard sign tells neighbors about program, positive experience causes them to tell others about program so others engage in next opportunity.

Cool Planet aims to engage people of all ages in taking action for a healthier planet. To become a “deeper shade of green,” participants (students and families) look at their own energy consumption, waste reduction habits, personal fitness and active citizenship. The “Cool Planet Family Lives Here” yard signs fit the Edina culture where neighbors follow the leader with cars, sports, homes and now earth friendly living (creating a new social norm). This project is a core program of our organization.

A Cool Planet Family Re-thinks and Re-Imagines a healthy, clean energy future by engaging in climate issues and solutions:

  • in our household
  • with our local community
  • as active citizens