GET INVOLVED WITH SSMN
We welcome you to join our movement towards a more sustainable future for the Stillwater, Minnesota area. Join one of our many ways to get involved!
If you have lots of free time to devote to the organization, consider applying to the board of directors. If you have minimal time, consider joining one of our workgroups. If you have very little time, consider being a one-time volunteer on a project or at an event. If you'd like to be involved but have independence, consider our Adopt-A-Drain, Adpot-A-Raingarden, Cigarette Canister, or Climate Corner programs. And lastly, if you don't have time to contribute, any support through donations or purchasing SSMN swag is greatly appreciated. You can also sign up for our newsletters or follow us on social media to stay current with our various initiatives, volunteer opportunities, and workgroup activities.
VOLUNTEER ON THE BOD
We are looking for dedicated community members that have time to be apart of our SSMN's working board of directors. Being apart of the board means being apart of the decision-making process and the strategic planning for SSMN. We need leadership and committed Stillwater residents on our communications, membership, and fundraising committees.
VOLUNTEER IN A WORKGROUP
We are always looking for volunteers to join a project within one of our workgroups. We value our volunteers and understand that everyone has a busy life; however, any assistance helps action move forward. SSMN is all about action and moving our beautiful city forwards into a healthy and resilient community that preserves our resources and environment.
ATTEND UPCOMING EVENTS
Throughout the year we host several events at various locations in Stillwater. These events range from utilizing muscles for cleanups and plantings to simply attending educational classes, fun shows, fairs, or festivals. We are always looking for willing volunteers to help with various initiatives, but we also host/support events that are educational.
Be a model Stillwater resident: Keep your street gutter clean by sweeping it regularly on those dry days this spring, summer, and fall. Sign up at Adopt-a-Drain.org which is a metro-wide (and beyond) project. Be even more involved and contact us to get your adopted drain stenciled, get your photo taken for recognition, and receive doorhangers to tell others about the program.
MONITOR CIGARETTE CANISTERS
A Make America Beautiful grant was procured in 2019 to install cigarette disposal canisters around downtown Stillwater. The Natural Resources Work Group manages this project. If you are a local business owners, contact us and we will help set you up with a canister.
JOIN THE CLIMATE CORNER
Started by Mia Vaughan of Stillwater, Minnesota, to supplement climate action in major cities and Fridays For Future. Each individual Climate Corner is visited weekly to demand change in its locale, and to raise awareness in the general public. Create a sign and join then out at the Climate Corner!
BUY SSMN SWAG
Support SSMN by purchasing some swag. Our clothing is luxurious, strong, and soft, purchased from Econscious, an American company that specializes in sustainable apparel and accessories. Printing is done by Big Frog of Woodbury, which uses water-based (not oil-based) inks. All proceeds are distributed to fund various SSMN initiatives.
BEST HOME PRACTICES
This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. Support us by going out of your way to practice sustainability in your home and in your daily life. This can be done on a small scale like using reusable bags for groceries or on a large scale by supporting government candidates or programs that are focused on sustainability.