Are you interested in powering your home with solar energy, but don’t know where to begin? The Minnesota Commerce Department offers a few starter tips. Before investing in solar, first, make sure you take advantage of some basic energy-saving home improvements. These include getting an energy audit, sealing air leaks, adding insulation, maintaining or upgrading heating and … [Read more...]
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Your big cleanup project is almost complete, and you've discovered some household items that you just don't need or want anymore. They're in decent shape, and you’d hate to throw them away. What do you do now? You could clean, price, and sell them at a garage sale, but that's a lot of work and garage sales aren't exactly popular during the winter months. So, why not donate … [Read more...]
A lot of waste is created at large sporting events — about 40 tons of waste was created during a typical football game at U.S. Bank Stadium. The NFL and its partners focused on tackling the problem of waste during the Super Bowl in Minneapolis on Feb 4. The aim was to recycle and compost 90 percent of waste generated during the game and send zero waste to landfills. Made … [Read more...]
Disclaimer: The information provided here is based on current scientific and technical understanding of the issues presented. Following the advice given will not necessarily provide complete protection in all situations or against all health hazards that may be caused by indoor air pollution. There are three basic strategies to improve indoor air quality Source … [Read more...]
Organics recycling is easy: Collect food scraps and food-soiled paper products. Use an ice cream bucket or kitchen scrap bucket to collect food scraps in your kitchen. Line your collection containers with a paper bag or compostable bag to help keep it clean. Compostable bags and kitchen scrap buckets are available at local retailers. Empty your bagged organics into the … [Read more...]