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...]
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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...]
The Minnesota Department of Commerce Home Energy Guide offers some advice to help maintain your clothes dryer, reduce energy use, and keep your home safe: The energy use of clothes dryers is directly related to the moisture content of the clothes. Thus, the more efficient a washer is at wringing water out of clothes, the less energy needed to dry them. Learn more about High … [Read more...]