Beginning May 16, the State Capitol Complex will be powered by clean, renewable energy. In a pilot program between the State and Xcel Energy, 33 percent of the base energy used at the State Capitol Complex will come from renewable sources. “Renewable energy is good for our health, environment, and economy. Minnesota’s clean energy industry supports 15,000 jobs across the … [Read more...]
A space for articles pertaining to environmental justice and sustainable energy initiatives, with an emphasis on conservation and money-saving tips.
This page is sponsored in part by Hennepin County.
A belated Happy Earth Day. Each year, on April 22, the United States recognizes the importance of environmental protections. Landfills are constantly being filled with harmful liquids and solids that should be disposed of properly. We can — and should — do more to improve recycling efforts. The biggest concern for landfills and earth clutter is dumping … [Read more...]
Thousands gathered at the State Capitol on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, for the “March for Science” rally. The purpose of the march was to voice opposition to proposed funding cuts to science programs by the Trump Administration — protesters contend that the budget cuts would adversely impact the environment. At least 20 thousand people gathered in St. Paul, with similar … [Read more...]
Earth Day, first celebrated in 1970 and occurring every April 22 of the year, presents a great opportunity to focus on ways we can help protect and preserve the environment in which we live. There are lots of events, volunteer opportunities and programs happening across Hennepin County in honor of Earth Day. Volunteer your time to help the environment Clean up litter in … [Read more...]
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...]