Earth Day in 6 Languages: April 22, 2023

The Payne-Phalen Community Council is hosting an Earth Day Festival with a series of specific events that will be conducted in six different languages:  Hmong, Karen, Somali, Spanish, English and American Sign Language.

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 11am – 3:00 pm
Arlington Hill Community Center, 1200 Payne Avenue

Link to the program  Earth Day Program 4.22.2023

Register here:
Registration encouraged but not required.


Our intention is to gather folks from our many diverse communities and join in dialogue in the languages spoken in our communities.  We want you and your loved ones to share your ideas, dreams and visions for the future of Payne-Phalen in the language that is most comfortable for you.

We will be offering free food, Evie carshare demonstrations, in language brainstorming sessions about environmental justice, games, and fun for all ages! This event will bring together our community as we work together to create a better future for the planet and in our neighborhoods!

Come to an environmental justice brainstorming session to share your ideas and hear what others have to say about the need for environmental justice in our neighborhoods and communities.  Each different session will be conducted in Hmong, Karen, Somali, Spanish, English or American Sign Language. Please let us know if a $25 incentive would help you to be able to attend.


More about PPCC: The Payne Phalen Community Council (PPCC) exists to improve our neighborhoods by engaging, educating and empowering all residents in our diverse communities. We want to learn from the people who live and work here and to hear from you about what you wish for in the future. Information gathered from the environmental justice brainstorming sessions will help shape the District Plan that the Payne Phalen Community Council will submit to the City of St. Paul to jointly use for planning and future devlopment.