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Plastic-Free Challenge 2024 events

Check out the optional events below that are hosted by challenge partners; there are both virtual and in-person options.

Goal setting and go-getting

Monday, January 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Online via Webex

Join City of Bloomington team captains to review what the Plastic-Free Challenge has in store this February! Staff will discuss actions you can take during the challenge and ask thought-provoking questions to help you prioritize your goals for the month. By the end of the meeting, we hope that everyone will have selected their actions and gained or shared wisdom with fellow participants. This meeting is open to all challenge participants.

Register to attend virtually on Webex.

In-person kick-off party hosted by MNimize

Thursday, February 1 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

La Doña Cervecería, 241 Fremont Ave N, Minneapolis

MNimize will host a kick-off event with a short program and time for participants to connect with each other, the community, and participating MNimize businesses. Snacks will be provided for attendees.

Check out the Eventbrite registration for more details and to RSVP.

Art cards for legislators with Art to Change the World 

Wednesday, February 7 from 10 a.m. to noon

A-Mill Artist Lofts in the community room, 400 2nd Street Southeast, Minneapolis

Join Art to Change the World to make art cards to give to legislators working on laws that address single-use plastics, extended producer responsibility, and more. Discuss issues while repurposing discarded plastic to express your commitment to the environment. Supplies and light refreshments will be provided.

Metered street parking and several bus stops are available near the building. Carpooling is encouraged.

Email Margo at to RSVP.

Striving for Resilience: Plastic Earth film showing

Saturday, February 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Dr, Minnetonka

Ridgedale Library will show the film “Plastic Earth” to coincide with Hennepin County’s Plastic-Free Challenge February 1-29, 2024. “Plastic Earth" is a groundbreaking documentary that explores the urgent need to address the global plastic crisis. With plastic production from fossil-based sources on the rise, the world is facing an existential threat from climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss. Join us before the movie outside the Robert H. Rohlf Room, where environmental and climate-focused organizations will table to provide learning opportunities for attendees. See the link for more details: Striving for Resilience: Plastic Earth | Events | Hennepin County Library

Plastic Free Challenge at Mercado Central

Thursday, February 22 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Main Dining Court, Mercado Central, 1515 E Lake Street, Minneapolis

Come to the dining court at Mercado Central for a basic overview on plastics and to hear from local Lake Street business owners about what sustainability means to them as well as what they are doing to reduce plastic use. Presentation and conversation will be primarily in Spanish.