’tis the season to brighten your holidays with LED lights Are you still stringing the same old incandescent decorative lights for the holidays? The Minnesota Commerce Department advises that you can save money this year and for many holiday seasons to come by replacing outdated, energy-hogging lights with high-efficiency, long-lasting light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. When … [Read more...]
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From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, residential waste increases by more than 25 percent. But the holidays don’t have to be a time to waste; they can be a time to give back to our environment and community instead. Reducing waste around the holiday season can be fun and easy. The gifts we give, how we present those gifts, and the celebrations we hold can all be green. Below … [Read more...]
It may seem like a small detail, but the way you light your home can have a big impact on the environment and your energy bills. Indeed, widespread use of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting has the greatest potential impact on energy savings in the United States, according to government findings. Add it up Using at least 75 percent less energy and lasting 25 times longer … [Read more...]
Reduce, reuse, recycle: you know, that phrase that’s been ingrained into your mind since elementary school. Even if we wanted to, we couldn’t forget the holy trifecta of the 3 R’s. What if I told you that one of these options is a little overrated? It’s not reducing, because most of us can make do with a little less. It’s not reusing either. So that leaves recycling. Now, … [Read more...]
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner (MPCA) John Linc Stine, with the assistance of a selection committee, has invited 16 individuals from around Minnesota to advise the MPCA on matters related to environmental justice. The group will provide input and recommendations about ways to incorporate the principles of environmental justice into the agency’s work. Along … [Read more...]