For better or worse, garbage is something that we all deal with, but by reducing the amount of waste we create we can build a healthier environment and more vibrant communities. Take survey by June 16 and help Hennepin County reach recycling goals Hennepin County is currently in the process of writing the 2018 Solid Waste Management Master Plan, which outlines … [Read more...]
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The water disaster in Flint, Michigan exposed the dangers of this country’s aging water system, and a new film premiering Wednesday, May 31 on PBS' NOVA tells the mid-Michigan city’s “complex story." About 300 local residents saw the film already and found it “very powerful,” said Llewellyn Smith in a MSR phone interview. Smith wrote, produced, and directed the one-hour … [Read more...]
To date, Hennepin County has hosted 55 free clinics, teaching valuable repair skills, building community connections and reducing the number of repairable objects thrown in the trash. Volunteers provide free, guided assistance to disassemble, troubleshoot and fix stuff. Attend an upcoming Fix-It Clinic, hosted from noon to 4 pm. Items are accepted until 3:30 … [Read more...]
Air conditioners don't live forever, and it's no fun if yours suddenly dies in the middle of a summer heat wave when you need it most. If your central AC unit is 15-20 years old and showing its age with problems like refrigerant leaks, motor failures or inefficient cooling, then it may be time to shop for a new one. In addition to keeping you comfortable, a new … [Read more...]
Sustainable Resources Center, Inc. (SRC), CenterPoint Energy, and the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) are pleased to announce a partnership to pursue weatherization and energy-efficiency improvements to Glendale Townhomes. Glendale is a development of 184 family townhomes in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Minneapolis. It was built in 1952, making it the oldest … [Read more...]