Miigwech to Jara McLarren, AICHO Climate and Cultural Resiliency Advisory Council Member, who presented a Waste Audit Education session with the AICHO, Mending the Sacred Hoop, RICH Center, Leech Lake Urban Office staff and Gimaajii families. We collected garbage and recycle items for a week in some of the staff offices and the main lobby area and proceeded to sort through which items should have been composted or recycled and weren't. It gave us all a snapshot of how we could do better at respecting the earth - this activity will guide future efforts to strengthen our recycling and composting initiatives. Ivy, at the end, had everyone fill out an AICHO Environment Steward Commitment Statement with one thing that they were going to do better.
Photos by Ivy Vainio and Moira Villiard