Become a Master Recycler/Composter. Join fellow waste reduction enthusiasts and become an advocate for your community as a Hennepin County Master Recycler/Composter. These trained volunteers plan and implement projects that prevent waste, improve recycling and increase public awareness of opportunities to recycle and compost. The spring course will be held on Wednesday … [Read more...]
A space for articles pertaining to environmental justice and sustainable energy initiatives, with an emphasis on conservation and money-saving tips.
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April 22 is Earth Day; it is an annual opportunity to celebrate the natural world and get involved in short- and long-term efforts to protect the environment. Here are five ways to celebrate. Volunteer. Many neighborhoods and communities around the country host volunteer clean-ups to honor Earth Day. Find one in your area or organize your own: gather some friends, some … [Read more...]
A charming old fireplace may seem warm and cozy on a Minnesota winter evening. But the reality is it likely loses more heat than it gives off. Traditional open masonry fireplaces are not very effective for heating. A home's warm air gets sucked up the chimney, replaced by cold air leaking in. In fact, as a fire dies down, more heat is drawn up the chimney than the fire … [Read more...]
Spring cleaning season is right around the corner. Stay green when you clean: learn about household hazardous waste — found in many household products — and ways to reduce it while keeping your home safe and clean. What is household hazardous waste? Some products we have in our homes contain hazardous materials that can harm our health or the environment if not … [Read more...]
Unless you only buy foods that are certified organic or marked as “GMO-free,” odds are that a great deal of the food you eat contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs). But are you risking your health and damaging the environment by eating GMOs? Not according to Monsanto, the agricultural biotechnologies company that is a leading producer of GM seed. Monsanto contends … [Read more...]