Northfield School of Arts and Technology (ARTech)

1719 Cannon Road , Northfield, MN 55057
Todd Thompson, tthompson@artech.k12.mn.us

Earth Day Concert, April 22, 2009

Green building, Local food

ARTech is producing a music concert in honor of Earth Day at 7:00pm on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at the Grand Theater in Northfield, MN. The concert will be a zero carbon event. Featured performers include Dylan McKinstry, ARTech middle school choir, etc.

Raise community awareness of — sustainable energy issues. — locally grown food. — waste reduction and removal. — etc.

Greenhouse Project

Green building, Local food

We are a group of students working in conjunction with an adult mentor to prepare our school for the construction of a greenhouse in spring 2010. Our greenhouse will be off the electrical grid, and the only thing we will need to bring in to keep it running will be water. We hope to grow throughout most of the year, without using a heating system. To conserve heat, we will thoroughly insulate the greenhouse and utilize other heat-holding methods. We hope to fund the project primarily through grants.

Our goal is to construct an environmentally-friendly greenhouse for the use of students and teachers by June 1, 2010.