It may seem like a small detail, but the way you light your home can have a big impact on the environment and your energy bills. Indeed, widespread use of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting has the greatest potential impact on energy savings in the United States, according to government findings. Add it up Using at least 75 percent less energy and lasting 25 times longer … [Read more...]
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Reduce, reuse, recycle: you know, that phrase that’s been ingrained into your mind since elementary school. Even if we wanted to, we couldn’t forget the holy trifecta of the 3 R’s. What if I told you that one of these options is a little overrated? It’s not reducing, because most of us can make do with a little less. It’s not reusing either. So that leaves recycling. Now, … [Read more...]
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner (MPCA) John Linc Stine, with the assistance of a selection committee, has invited 16 individuals from around Minnesota to advise the MPCA on matters related to environmental justice. The group will provide input and recommendations about ways to incorporate the principles of environmental justice into the agency’s work. Along … [Read more...]
Hundreds gathered to rally support from the Minneapolis City Council on Wednesday, August 31. Demonstrators pushed the Minneapolis City Council to stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would run from the Bakken Oil Field in North Dakota, along the Minnesota/Iowa border, to Patoka, Illinois, which is around 1200 miles. Across the country, cities including St. Paul … [Read more...]
The emerald ash borer and options for managing ash trees Trees are important in our community as they provide numerous benefits. Trees improve our air and water, improve our health, reduce urban heat, provide wildlife habitat, save energy, and increase property values. The biggest current threat to our tree canopy is the emerald ash borer, which is an invasive tree pest … [Read more...]