The board adopted the Hennepin County Solid Waste Management Master Plan for 2018-2023. State statute requires metro counties to prepare master plans every six years that identify strategies to meet the state’s goal of zero waste landfilled by 2030. The county has made steady progress toward these goals and diverted 82 percent of waste from landfills in 2016, a rate on par with … [Read more...]
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Don’t know what to do with those old or no-longer-working strings of holiday lights? Making the switch to energy efficient LED holiday lights? Either way, recycle your old lights! Recycle Your Holidays is a one-of-a-kind statewide holiday light-recycling program in Minnesota created by the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM). Although the Recycling Association of … [Read more...]
How does Radon get into your home? Radon gets in through: Cracks in solid floors. Construction joints. Cracks in walls. Gaps in suspended floors. Gaps around service pipes. Cavities inside walls. The water supply. Radon is a radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up … [Read more...]
The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA), Sustainable Resources Center, Inc. (SRC), and CenterPoint Energy are pleased to announce funding and a timeline for winter weatherization and energy efficiency improvements across all 28 buildings of the Glendale Townhomes. Glendale is a public housing development of 184 family townhomes in the Prospect Park … [Read more...]
Daylight Saving Time is November 6. This is a great time to check your smoke alarm batteries, and remember to recycle them. This year, why not take it a step further? It might be time to rethink the use of batteries. Wireless lives Batteries power our wireless lives, freeing us from electrical outlets. But that compact bundle of energy contains chemicals hazardous to … [Read more...]