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Nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than a crisp, cool salad. Before you toss up that salad, consider where the lettuce and other fruits and vegetables on your summer plates come from.
Every choice consumers make, regardless of scale, impacts the environment. However, the buying process can be overwhelming, and it is best to start with the basics. Some important tips to remember are: • Avoid excess packaging • Buy products in...
Cook vegan at home. This is a pretty easy task with a wide variety of tasty vegan recipes available over the internet such as vegweb.com and the spread of vegan cookbooks, such as Veganomicon, available at most bookstores. Start with fast and easy...

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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!

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Preserving Summer Food For Winter Use

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.

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Agriculture in Minnesota

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.

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Expanding Our Impact

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.

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