The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is challenging residents to check for water leaks in their homes. The average U.S. household wastes more than 10,000 gallons of water a year through leaks. In general, water is being drawn out of Minnesota’s aquifers faster than it is being replenished. Groundwater is the primary source of clean water to the Twin Cities metro … [Read more...]
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Keep usable items out of the trash and obtain quality items without buying new with the Hennepin County Choose to Reuse site (http://www.hennepin.us/choosetoreuse). The website is a gathering space for Twin Cities green thinkers that will help you make sustainable choices for everyday living. Choosing to reuse helps us live sustainably by reducing waste, saving natural … [Read more...]
Clean water matters to Minnesota. No matter where we live or what we do, Minnesotans want our families and future generations to enjoy water that’s fishable, swimmable, and drinkable. When Gov. Dayton proposed new buffer legislation two years ago, he recognized that we are at a watershed moment in our state’s history when it comes to protecting water quality. The governor … [Read more...]
While nearly all municipalities or waste haulers provide trash carts and cans, most let residents and businesses use more as needed. “It can be tempting to select an additional trash can based on cost, but looking at other factors can make your life easier,” says Andy Bardsley, vice president of retail and pro sales at Toter, a leading manufacturer of trash cans and … [Read more...]
At first glance, King Whetstone might present an unusual visual. First, he appears younger than his 40 years — but that’s not why he might stand out. Whetstone once played basketball at Prairie View A&M University, a historically Black university and the second-oldest institution of higher learning in Texas, renowned for its engineering and agriculture. On the basketball … [Read more...]