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Sustainable September set to start

For a third year, Spokane area residents are being asked to take a month to consider how to make their community more environmentally and economically healthy.

Sustainable September, a project coordinated by the nonprofit Community-Minded Enterprises, will feature a variety of events throughout the month along four “tracks”: Local Food; Eco-Buildings; Active Stewardship; and Eco-Generations (promoting involvement by young people).

It all starts with a kickoff luncheon Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center, featuring a welcome address by Mayor Mary Verner, talks by several local business people and a menu highlighting locally grown and organic foods.

Tickets are $35, through event/192580. For more information, call (509) 209-2625.

Other key events scheduled this year include:

• A daytime Main Street Fair and evening Sustainable Uprising Festival on Sept. 10 along Main Avenue between Browne and Division streets.

• A video program, “Hemp Tales,” at the Magic Lantern Theatre, 25 W. Main Ave., on Sept. 12 and 26.

• The Green and Solar Home and Landscape Tour on Sept. 18.

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