Spring has (finally) sprung and we all know that means barbecue season is officially upon us. The unofficial summer pastime brings together families and friends as we head outdoors to fire up the grill and enjoy the warmer weather. It also provides the perfect opportunity to reduce our eco-footprint. Not sure where to start? No worries; we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re … [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.
Did you know it’s possible to drink responsibly when it comes to the environment? No, we’re not talking about how many drinks you can handle in one sitting — you should have learned that by the time you graduated college. We are talking about how to drink eco-friendly. Yes, that may sound far-fetched, but it’s not as hard as you might think. Whether you are into beer and … [Read more...]
Hennepin County is in the process of revising its recycling ordinance with a focus on increasing organics recycling. Because organic materials, which include food, non-recyclable paper, and compostable products, currently make up about 25 percent of the trash, increasing organics recycling is an important step toward meeting the county's goal of recycling 75 percent of waste by … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]