The Bemidji Sustainability Committee is excited to announce the city’s 2nd Annual Sustainable Homes Tour on Saturday, July 27th. The tour will feature five destinations—four homes that have incorporated sustainable design and green building techniques, plus a stop at Northwest Technical College’s Sustainable Environment Technologies Center. Come see how local residents reduced their energy costs, increased their energy independence, reduced their water usage, increased their food independence, used natural and renewable materials in constructing their homes, and reduced solid waste.
Tours are offered throughout the day from 9am to 5pm.
9am & 11am – Passive-style House (12487 Sundog Trail NE, Bemidji)
11am & 1pm – Solar Array (18438 Nelson Dam Rd NW, Leonard)
11 am & 1pm – Sustainable Environment Technologies at Northwest Tech College (808 Paul Bunyan Dr S, Bemidji)
1pm & 3pm – Geothermal (3737 Carver Rd NE, Bemidji)
3pm & 5pm – Earth Home (8040 Stump Lake Dr NE, Bemidji)
Informational brochures are available at Harmony Coop, Lueken’s North and South, Brigid’s Pub, and the BSU Sustainability Office, or online at http://greenlivingbemidji.areavoices.com/sustainable-homes-tour/.
The tour is free and open to all members of the Bemidji area and surrounding community. No pre-registration is required. Carpooling is highly encouraged; please coordinate with your friends, or contact Caitlyn Schuchhardt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-755-3765 if you’d like to be put in touch with available carpools, or if you have questions.