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...]
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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...]
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...]