MAGI is always on the lookout for projects that will make the Mahtomedi area more sustainable. Current projects are listed below – click here for a list of past accomplishments. Have an idea for a new project to boost sustainability in the Mahtomedi Area? Contact us.
Wildwood School Outdoor Spaces
When construction of the new Wildwood Elementary School began, MAGI began encouraging the school district to make the most of the tremendous educational opportunities offered by the abundant greenspace surrounding the site. With MAGI’s encouragement and assistance, the school district is including native trees and prairie in the site landscaping plans, and is incorporating a natural play space into the outdoor recreation components of the site plan.
School Surplus Reuse Project
MAGI is working with Mahtomedi Schools to find new uses for desks, tables, chairs, and other items being surplused as part of the high school remodel and move to the new elementary school. This initiative is helping to reduce waste while providing access to needed resources for other Twin Cities–area schools.
TEDx Mahtomedi Chautauqua
MAGI is contributing time and ideas to a TEDx event being planned for the Mahtomedi area in Spring 2013. Stay tuned!
R.I.T.E. of Spring
MAGI partners in the R.I.T.E. (Really Into the Earth) of Spring, the Mahtomedi Area’s annual Earth Day event. Like to help with the 2013 event? Contact email@example.com
Zephyr Wind Project
MAGI’s founding inspiration was the dream of installing a wind turbine to capture the wind for clean energy and education. Today the Zephyr Wind turbine, funded by private donations and grants, is owned by Mahtomedi Public Schools and sited adjacent to the high school football field. Our community raised the funds for the project cost, which includes the turbine plus educational links and curriculum development.
The turbine is equipped with technology that measures potential for further wind development. It is expected to produce between 12,000 and 15,000 kWh of electricity per year, which will be fed into the Xcel Energy grid and credited to the school district. A real-time data logger is linked to the internet for use by Mahtomedi Schools. The Zephyr Wind Project was made possible in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Minnesota Department of Commerce through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). More info.
Environmental Leadership Award
The Environmental Leadership Award provides a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who shows exceptional leadership on environmental issues. More info.
MAGI members are active in many area projects. Opportunities where YOU can participate as a MAGI volunteer include: Mahtomedi Area Farmer’s Market, Mahtomedi Area Community Garden, Alliance for Sustainability East Metro Roundtable, website maintenance, and much more. Help write our future! Have a green project you’re eager to start or assist with? Bring your own ideas to the table! Get involved today. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Help write our future! Have a green project you’re eager to start or help with? Bring your own ideas! Get involved today. Contact: email@example.com