Do you recycle everywhere you can at home? It may be time to refresh your laundry room, revamp your bathroom or rethink your home office by adding a bin, bag or basket to collect recycling. About half of home recyclables never make it to the recycling bin. We do well recycling kitchen items, but our bathrooms, laundry rooms and home offices have lots of recyclables that … [Read more...]
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Green energy leaders say economic policies need to ensure racial diversity Clean energy jobs are growing in every Midwestern state, including Minnesota, according to a new report. “Clean Jobs America,” a report released in March by Environmental Entrepreneurs, a national non-partisan advocacy group, states that clean energy jobs are growing at about 4.4 percent annually … [Read more...]
Last of a three-part series Educators and others who work in areas that “advance the children and nature movement” talked about the importance of understanding equity and inclusion in nature, to a full room of attendees at the Children and Nature Network Conference that occurred during May of this year in St. Paul. It was a very diverse audience, which was unexpected, … [Read more...]
About 30 percent of what we throw away is organic waste, which includes food scraps and food-soiled paper products. Organics recycling is an easy way to reduce waste and create a valuable resource that improves soil, reduces soil erosion and decreases the need for chemical fertilizers. Organics recycling programs involve collecting fruits, vegetables, meat, bread, eggshells, … [Read more...]
African Americans need access to the healing of nature Dr. Gail Christopher has been a national leader in health policy, especially in issues that relate to health inequities among people of color. She was a keynote speaker at the four-day Children and Nature Network national conference in St. Paul in May. Nature is “fundamentally a part of the racial healing … [Read more...]