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This compost container will collect your food scraps in your kitchen without a mess or smell before you get it to your outdoor compost bin. The Sure-Close 1.9 gallon container made in Canada includes recycled content and is made from high density olyethylene (HDPE). It is dishwasher safe and features a swing handle, rugged secure latch and patented airflow channels on the lid.
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The automobile era spurred the expansion of highways and the fragmentation of natural habitats and communities. Now, the suburban American lifestyle had led to an obesity epidemic, high levels of resource consumption, and oil dependency. Strong Towns is a nonprofit that helps cities focus on resiliency instead of growth. Find out more.
Recent Blog Posts
August 11, 2014
In Minnesota, there are several different organizations that work together to manage and protect our water resources. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Pollution Control Agency (PCA) are two organizations that many of us are familiar with. But have you heard of watershed districts (WD) or watershed management organizations (MWO)?
July 28, 2014
I’ve loved local radio since I was a kid listening to the “goings-on” in my tiny town. As an adult I carried that interest to New Orleans where the community radio station started in the storeroom above Tipitina’s music stage. They’d drop a mic down through a hole for broadcast. Then I moved to St. Louis, where 88.1, Double Helix, began in the old Gaslight Square district. You rarely knew what they’d be doing, but it was always interesting. From humble beginnings, both stations have become integral parts of these communities.
A low power, non-commercial, community radio station* can play a unique role by promoting local civic and cultural participation by all, including the underserved populace. It is a place where people from all parts of a city can express themselves. Diverse voices speak and a free marketplace of ideas flourishes, helping audiences better understand each other and participate in the process rather than remaining mere consumers of sight, sound, and information.
July 14, 2014
My five year old son and I have enjoyed gardening together since he was little. We created our first garden in our front yard (where the sunlight was best), and it turned out to be the best place ever! We checked every morning when we went outside to play and each time we left to go somewhere. He even offered samples to our neighbors, who didn’t even know what kale was. At the young age of two, he began taste testing the herbs and grabbing a mint leaf on his way to school!