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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Being Green Means Eating a Green Diet, Too

Nicholette Zeliadt PhD candidate in Environmental Health Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Public Health You’re ‘green’—you recycle, take cooler and shorter showers, turn off lights, turn down thermostats, drive less, fly less, buy less stuff. But have you considered the profound impact that your dietary choices have on the…


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How Our Food Choices Effect the Planet

By Heidi Meyer

There are many ways to be a conscious consumer and to leave a smaller footprint on our planet. One thing we all buy a lot of is food. We all have to eat! With seemingly endless trips to the grocery store week after week, we vote with our dollars as we choose which foods to fuel our bodies. These choices affect not just what is produced and what we see on the store shelves, they also directly impact the environment. I started my green journey by focusing on buying organic whenever available after learning about this option while earning my…

The Best Way to Begin Your Zero Waste Journey

By Kate Marnach from Tare Market

Have you heard the phrase “zero waste” before? If not, you’re not alone, but this trash-free movement is quickly gaining traction around the world, thanks to the realization that we are steadily drowning the planet in trash. Over the past few decades, we have all heard talk about switching to green energy sources, reduction of water use, and ceasing the use of harmful chemicals and pesticides–but what about our trash production? Until a few years ago, I had never heard of zero waste and never really thought a whole lot about the trash my family was producing, though I considered…

Going Solar: Our New Love for the Sun

By the Kabat Family

In early Spring, 2016, our family began the process of going solar! It wasn’t until October of that year, however, that our 28 solar panels were in place on our roof and turned on. The wait for our panels was excruciating at times; a very slow but steady process. But now the end result amazes us almost every day! To say we have a new appreciation for the sun is a big understatement. Our panels have an almost complete southern view and zero shade. They provide all of our energy, plus extra energy that we sell to Xcel, for eight…

 

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