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Green Event Planning Internships Available! Do It Green! Minnesota will host our 10th Annual Green Gifts Fair this November 21 at the Midtown Global Market. Come be a part of our planning team this year.
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Apply now for the 10th annual Green Gifts Fair on November 21st. Application deadline is August 28th.
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.
Tip of the Day
Scientists say a global warming "tipping point" in the Arctic seems to be happening before their eyes. Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is at its second lowest level in about 30 years. These news flashes are just some of our climate's changes happening daily. You and your kids can help. Read more here, and then check out the Will Steger Foundation’s Template for Action, which offers hands-on activities for grades 3-12.
Clothing & Seed Swap with Do It Green! Minnesota
Saturday Aug 8, 2-4pm
Mt. Olive Church, Minneapolis
Bring in your clothes and accessories and exchange them with others! Pick up free seeds and donate your extras for others to use. Open to everyone!
Read more here.
The Twin Cities Green Drinks (TCGD) is part of a global non-movement to charge your eco-spirit, make some new connections, and learn a thing or two
Join us Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Sheridan Memorial Park to help tend the raingarden!
Recent Blog Posts
August 24, 2015
Summer and early fall are definitely the bountiful times for local produce in Minnesota. Whether you grow your own food, belong to a CSA, or shop your local farmers market or co-op, you’re no doubt presented with more fresh fruit and vegetables than you can reasonably consume. Instead of forcing yourself to choose between the many local food items available this time of year, I recommend buying a little of everything and preserving it for the long winter months.
There are many ways to put food away for future use, including canning, dehydrating, and freezing. Canning is certainly one of the most popular options, but to be honest, it’s one that I never enjoyed doing. I’ve always found canning to be rather hot, finicky work, but I know plenty of people who absolutely love to can. If you’re interested in preserving food by canning, we have some great articles on the Do It Green! Minnesota website on the topic.
August 10, 2015
Whenever I walk past an agricultural field or go to a farmers’ market, I can’t help thinking about the importance of farming and food production in Minnesota’s landscape and culture. While some of the details of our state’s agricultural practices are changing over time, the importance of food production remains the same.
July 27, 2015
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you consider yourself a member of Minnesota’s green community or that you might think of yourself that way one day in the future. As environmentally conscious Minnesotans, we strive to minimize our individual impact on the earth and other living creatures. Reducing, reusing, and recycling have become second nature for many of us; we consider the impact of chemicals, development, and land management in our daily lives. We make sustainable choices when we buy groceries, decide how to commute to work, or plan a party.