Thank you for attending the 11th Annual Green Gifts Fair! We look forward to seeing you next year!

Do It Green! Minnesota offers green living education out in the community
Do It Green! Minnesota offers green living education out in the community
Ideas for eco tools from our youth
Ideas for eco tools from our youth
Do It Green! Minnesota hosts the annual Green Gifts Fair event
Do It Green! Minnesota hosts the annual Green Gifts Fair event
Board members helping the community to find resources
Board members helping the community to find resources
Green Gifts Fair visitors learn ways to reduce their energy use at home
Green Gifts Fair visitors learn ways to reduce their energy use at home
Learning how to sew a reusable shopping bag
Learning how to sew a reusable shopping bag
Learn more about our Seed Library program.
Learn more about our Seed Library program.

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Local Produce Right Outside Your Door

Patty Brands St. Paul Farmers’ Market Where is the next best place to get “fresh” produce besides your own garden? The Farmers’ Markets, of course! This is where growers sell directly to the consumer and take great pride in their products. With over 100 markets in Minnesota to choose from,…


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Johanna’s Green Journey

My name is Johanna Holub, and I’m a senior account executive at Bellmont Partners, a public relations agency in Edina. I haven’t always been a sustainably-minded person, but in the last few years I have been trying to be less wasteful and to be a better steward of the environment. In my personal life, that means recycling, composting, and trying to re-use everything from plastic bags to empty yogurt containers. My partner and I installed a smart home thermostat that tracks our location via phone and turns down the air conditioning or heat when we’re not home during the day….

Natural Bug Repellent

It’s already the middle of summer and you know what that means! Outdoor fun can be hampered by annoying bugs. Commercial bugspray is often full of nasty chemicals such as deet, so many people are looking for more natural ways to repel bugs. Natural, homemade bug repellent recipes rely on different herbs and essential oils that have insect repelling properties. Here is a list that can be used individually or as a mixture in the repellent: Lemon eucalyptus oil, lavender oil, cinnamon oil, thyme oil, tea tree oil, citronella oil, cloves, lemongrass oil, cedar oil, catnip oil, geranium oil, mint…

Taking Action On Climate Change

It’s no secret that the political climate has changed in the United States. The new administration in Washington brings a lot of uncertainty about the future of the environment and climate change. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all this upheaval, and by all the different issues that need our attention. How can we take the lead to make sure the fight to save the planet doesn’t get lost in the noise and chaos? Now is the time for us to face climate change head on. Now is the time for us to become empowered to have difficult conversations about…

 

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