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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Working From Your Heart: Environmental Careers

Reprinted from the Los Angeles Green Pages   You’d love to change the world – but by the time you get off work, you’re too tired to change anything but the TV channel. You need to make a living and pay the rent, but you wish you could find a…


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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…

Johanna’s Green Journey

By Johanna Holub, Bellmont Partners

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….

 

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