2020 Online Programming


2020 Mac-Grove Webinars

Please use the links below to reserve your spot for one of the “Mac-Grove Masterclasses.” Registration is free, however participation will be limited to 25 individuals on a first-come basis. We will update this page with resources before and after the webinars for downloading & sharing.

Webinars will be recorded and shared with the community.


September 30th, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Read Brave: Climate Justice
Eric Wojchik, Planning Analyst, Metropolitan Council
Maria Dahmus, Director of Sustainable Communities Partnership, University of St. Thomas

Join neighbors, students, and friends to discuss the Saint Paul Read Brave book, Climate Justice by Mary Robinson, and learn from local groups working towards a more sustainable future.  To kick off the discussion, the University of St. Thomas Sustainable Communities Partnership and the Metropolitan Council will highlight their multi-disciplinary collaboration for climate resiliency in the Twin Cities.

More details to come!
Register for this webinar here.


Visual Storytelling: Climate Change and Environmental Justice

Thursday, October 29, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Join the University of St. Thomas and MGCC for an artist talk by Sustainable Communities Partnership (SCP) Artist-in-Residence Jessica Turtle. Jessica will explore the inequities of climate change through visual storytelling.

Jessica’s SCP artist-in-residency explores the inequities of climate change, both regionally and globally, through visual storytelling.  Jessica will share her artistic process and artwork.  

Also, learn more about how St. Thomas students are applying what they learn in class to partner with Twin Cities communities on climate resiliency and engagement.  

Finally, St. Thomas libraries will share resources at the St. Thomas library to explore this topic in more depth.  

This event is co-sponsored by St. Thomas Libraries, the Macalester-Groveland Community Council, and the St. Thomas Sustainable Communities Partnership.


Register for this webinar here.


Postponed, date TBA

Be SMART
Erin Zamoff
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense

Education and awareness about responsible gun storage. The Be SMART framework is designed to help parents and adults normalize conversations about gun safety and take responsible actions that can prevent child gun deaths and injuries.

About 4.6 million children and teens live in homes with unsecured guns—an alarming statistic, especially as many are home with idle time on their hands.

#BeSMART: Assume children and teens will find guns. Store guns locked, unloaded and separate from ammunition.


Register for this webinar here.


Recorded Webinars

July 15th, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Introduction to Home Solar
Nick Nelson, Sales Consultant, All Energy Solar

In this session we learn about the progress in the solar industry, what types of solar are available, current incentives, and economics of a home solar project.

Find out if your home is a viable option for solar with Google Project Sun Roof.

View the recording of this webinar below!


July 29th, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Backyard Biodiversity for Pollinators
Laura Schneider of the Pollinator Friendly Alliance

More people have become interested in transforming their backyards from a turf-centric lawn into mini ecosystems of diversity with colorful blooms and nesting areas to attract wildlife, birds and pollinators.

View the recording of this webinar below!

More resources on pollinators: