On January 12, Take Action Minnesota, a group “working to realize racial and economic equity across Minnesota,” according to their website, hosted an event to discuss climate change in Minnesota and to educate the public about some of the issues regarding pollution around the state. The event started out with a meet and greet followed by a presentation by Mahyar Sorour, … [Read more...]
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Program has supported over 1,000 solar projects in past three years SAINT PAUL – Applications for the fourth year of the Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program were open as of January 1, 2017, and will end at 4:30 pm CST on February 28, 2017. Administered by the Minnesota Commerce Department, the program helps fund new solar electric and solar thermal systems for … [Read more...]
Like many Americans, environmental advocates are alarmed at the results of the 2016 election. What worries them most is Trump's call for reneging on the landmark Paris climate accord, which secured commitments from the world’s largest polluters to scale back emissions. The agreement just went into force and the U.S. is committed to it for four years, but Trump … [Read more...]
This holiday season you can give a gift that keeps on giving for years to come with energy cost savings. All it takes is selecting appliances, electronics or lighting that carry the Energy Star label, a symbol that guarantees your gift meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). An Energy Star gift will have the latest … [Read more...]
Diversity at the leadership level in the environmental sector remains low despite a high proportion of well-educated and qualified people of color in the United States, according to a report recently released. The problem: systemic bias in the hiring process, but also environmental organizations’ unwillingness to mandate diversity when using a search firm. Diversity … [Read more...]
’tis the season to brighten your holidays with LED lights Are you still stringing the same old incandescent decorative lights for the holidays? The Minnesota Commerce Department advises that you can save money this year and for many holiday seasons to come by replacing outdated, energy-hogging lights with high-efficiency, long-lasting light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. When … [Read more...]
From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, residential waste increases by more than 25 percent. But the holidays don’t have to be a time to waste; they can be a time to give back to our environment and community instead. Reducing waste around the holiday season can be fun and easy. The gifts we give, how we present those gifts, and the celebrations we hold can all be green. Below … [Read more...]
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...]