Brooke Owen Comprar productos con certificación de comercio justo en una tienda local o a través de Internet. La próxima vez que compras café, elige uno con certificación de comercio justo-por ejemplo, de la compañía local PeaceCoffee.com. La próxima vez que te salgas de compras por ropa nueva, elige ropa con certificación de comercio justo- BirchClothing.com tiene una buena selección….
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Attend Green Events
- September 25, 2019 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Toy Lending Event
- September 26, 2019 8:00 am – 9:30 am
The Power of Organic Waste: Renewable Natural Gas for Minnesota
- September 28, 2019 All Day – 11:59 pm
Celebrate Public Lands at Lebanon Hills Regional Park
- September 28, 2019 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Native prairie planting at Cherokee Park
- October 3, 2019 – October 12, 2019 All Day – 11:59 pm
Litter Be Gone Cleanups
- October 5, 2019 All Day – 11:59 pm
Planting at Lilydale Bluffs
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…
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…
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…
Green Coffee Talks
The future is now. Technology plays a huge role in our society, our politics and our environment.
Recycling is becoming more and more important in America as we continue to produce and use more one use garbage every day.
Traveling is a wonderful way to experience what the world has to offer. Can we travel without hurting the world we want to see?
There are so many questions about zero waste. Come get some answers and see zero waste products at Minneapolis’ own zero waste store: Tare Market!
The warm weather is finally here so let’s get outside! Green Coffee Talks is leading a park clean up.
We focused on buying environmental cleaning products and donation methods.
Individuals’ actions are important in setting sound policy, so become an engaged citizen. Whether you call your legislator’s office, testify in a legislative hearing or attend a rally, you can make your voice heard. Still doubt that you can make a difference? This article addresses couple common concerns about whether…
Many people do not realize that rain carries pollutants from our houses, yards, streets, sidewalks and parking lots to the nearest storm drain, leading directly to local lakes, streams and rivers. Rain gardens are designed to have a center depression to help rainwater seep into the soil. This infiltration helps…
Green laundry practices are good for the environment and for your wallet! Use cold water, wash only when clothes are dirty, line dry clothes year round, buy concentrated laundry detergent in refillable containers, use non-chlorine bleach, and purchase Energy Star appliances when possible. Check out our full list of green…
Climate cafés are a relatively new offshoot of the café discussion movement, which takes its inspiration from philosophical discussion groups. These discussion cafés offer a venue for respectful public conversation on the challenging subjects facing us daily. You can host a discussion anywhere and get the climate conversation going. Interested?…
Solar water heating is one of the least publicized but most cost-effective renewable energy options. According to Windy Dankoff of Conergy, solar water heaters capture six times more energy than solar electric at a third the cost. Read our full article on Solar Water Heaters for more information.
Did you know that you have electronics in your home leaking electricity—electricity that you pay for—24 hours a day, 7 days a week? The power drain is called “phantom load,” and it is a big problem with a simple solution. The easiest strategy is to use power strips to cut the…
More than 600 cities nationwide are not waiting for federal action on climate change—they are taking matters into their own hands. The U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement is one way cities are reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and urging government to take action. Read more about the agreement here, plus…
Swapping is a great way to eliminate waste and engage in reuse. Instead of throwing away items that you no longer want, you give them to someone who does, and instead of purchasing brand new items, you can reuse items you receive from others. Swapping can also be a way…