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...]
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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...]
Minnesota’s Clean Power Plan is now a year old. Activists, elected officials and others recently celebrated the anniversary at the Minneapolis Urban League’s Northside headquarters. The plan was first announced in August 2015 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the first national effort to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants. Minnesota Pollution … [Read more...]
Project pre-proposals due September 14 Have a creative idea for teaching people about keeping our lakes, streams and wetlands clean? Apply for a grant from the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD). The MCWD is now accepting proposals for grants of up to $15,000 from the Cynthia Krieg Watershed Stewardship Fund. The grants assist local community organizations, … [Read more...]
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...]