City Recycling Update


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In 2013, an additional 5% of our total waste stream was diverted from the trash for recycling. Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling wants to thank Minneapolis residents helping increase our recycling rate from our 2012 recycling rate of 17.4% to our 2013 rate of 23.3%! Keep up the good work!

Please remember that plastic bags and StyrofoamTM are NOT accepted in the one-sort program. If you collect recycling at your home in a plastic bag, the recyclables need to be removed from the plastic bag and placed into the recycling cart. The plastic bag may be brought to a participating grocery or retail store for recycling or placed in the garbage. You may place full paper bags of recycling into your one-sort cart without emptying the bag. All StyrofoamTM should be placed in the garbage.

Fun Fact: Recycling a 1-foot tall stack of paper saves enough energy for you to take a hot shower daily for a week. About 20% of Minnesotan’s household garbage is recyclable paper. Search your house for more paper products that you could be recycling today!

If you have any questions regarding your solid waste and recycling services, please visit or call Solid Waste & Recycling at (612) 673-2917.

NE Network February Meeting

From ANA’s inbox:

Join us for the next Northeast Network

Thursday, February 13, from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at Eastside Food Co-op's Community Room

2551 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
(enter through the southwest door)

The Northeast Network is a monthly breakfast conversation on issues that matter to our community.

This Month's Topic: Achievement Gap/Opportunity Gap Panel

NE Network Community Planning Meeting

From ANA’s inbox:

Please join us for the 2nd NE Network planning meeting of 2014.

Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Eastside Food Co-op Granite Studio
6:00–7:30pm (join the conversation at any convenient time)

The first community planning meeting was extremely productive. When asked what value is offered by the NE Network, this is what was said: The NE Network is the place to get updates and valued information about the community; a place for dialogue and networking; a way to get connected to the NE community; a place where residents come together to learn how to make our lives better.

The NE Network is in a state of transition and transformation. We all are considering ways to expand the planning committee and  the scope of topics, searching alternate locations and times, and seeking ways to take our collective knowledge to a place of action.

Some thoughts for further discussion:

ANA Community Meeting Minutes — December 2013

Audubon Neighborhood Association
Community Meeting
Coffee Shop ne
December 2, 2013

The Meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m.

ANA Board Members present: Sonja Peterson, Don Sellers, Sean Koebele, Adam Sieve, Kevin Kelly, Jessica Kracl and Nic Baker.
Absent: Jeff Smyser and Justin Kwong.

The October 1, 2013 Community meeting minutes were moved by Sonja Peterson and seconded by Marty Schirber and approved unanimously.

Nic Baker: Solar powered motion detector program, Jessica will look into.

The board is going to hold a strategic planning session to work on developing ideas to further neighborhood goals. Hopefully the planning session will happen in January.

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ANA Board Meeting Minutes — December 2013

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December 2, 2013
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The Meeting was called to order at 6:11

Members in attendance: Sonja Peterson, Don Sellers, Sean Koebele, Adam Sieve, Kevin Kelly, Jessica Kracl and Nic Baker.
Absent: Jeff Smyser and Justin Kwong.

The minutes from the November 4th board meeting were reviewed. Sean Koebele moved approval of the minutes and Sonja Peterson seconded. The board passed the minutes unanimously.

$5 Yoga Winter Sessions

$5 YOGA! Tuesdays, 6:00–6:45pm, starting January 14, 2014. All are invited!

Come relax and meditate at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church located at the corner of 27th & Johnson. Please wear comfortable clothes. Bring a yoga mat, a limited number of mats will be available to use. For more informationor to be added to the contact list for class updates email Bayli at

Edison Family Tour

Edison Tour flyerWednesday, January 8, 2013

Learn about Edison’s rigorous academic programs, arts and the community, local and national business partnerships. Meet our Principal, Carla Steinbach, teachers, staff, parents, and students.

Friends and family are welcome to attend. We look forward to meeting you. Questions? Call Pamela Vertina, Public Relations Coordinator at (612) 668-1310.

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ANA Community Meeting Agenda — December 2013

Audubon Neighborhood Association
Community Meeting, December 2, 2013, 7pm
Coffeeshop Northeast
2852A Johnson Street NE


  1. Call to Order/Welcome
  2. Review Agenda
  3. Approve October 7, 2013 Community Meeting Minutes
  4. Officer and Committee Reports
  5. Tabled Motions/Unfinished Business
  6. New Business
    • Erika Sass, Northeast College Prep
    • Emma Strauss, Center for Energy and Environment
    • Introduction of new officers
  7. Elected Officials
  8. Access to the Floor
  9. Adjourn
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