Pine River-Backus Schools,
401 Murray Avenue,
Happy Dancing Turtle and Pine River-Backus Schools
Back to Basics is the premier sustainable living event of north-central Minnesota! It combines workshops, vendors/exhibitors, a keynote, lunch, door prizes, and more to bring roughly 400 people together to share ideas on a wide variety of topics related to sustainability and resiliency. In addition to 40+ workshops, this event includes a large vendor area with 50+ booths providing educational materials, services, and locally made/grown goods of a sustainable nature. The vendor area is open to the public for free. School-aged (K-6) children’s programming runs concurrently so bring the family and enjoy the day together!
Check out the workshop "Home Energy Efficiency: Save Money and Reduce Your Environmental Impact," presented by Central CERT Coordinator Melissa Birch:
Air sealing, insulation, appliances, oh my! Making your home more energy efficient may seem overwhelming, but this workshop can help you learn how to save energy—and money—in your home. Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer or plan to hire contractors, you’ll be guided through the key steps to improving your home’s energy efficiency and sent home with informational resources on technologies, financing, and more!