Plastic Bag Recycling

By Eva Lewandowski

One of the most common recycling questions I get asked is whether or not we can recycle plastic bags.  Plastic bags are almost ubiquitous in our lives and sadly, most people don’t properly recycle them. Most places in Minnesota, including Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Duluth, do not allow residents to …

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Ecological Handprints

By Eva Lewandowski

I recently heard the term ecological handprint for the first time.  As a conservation biologist and environmental educator, I’ve been using and thinking about the term ecological footprint for years, but the concept of an ecological handprint was new to me, and I find it very appealing. Ecological footprints help …

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