Much to be thankful for this year

By Eva Lewandowski

This past weekend, Do It Green! Minnesota hosted our 10 Annual Green Gifts Fair. The Green Gifts Fair is a holiday shopping event that features local, sustainable businesses and include many educational booths on lowering your environmental impacts around the holidays. Despite this emphasis on green living and sustainability, for …

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Creating Pollinator Habitat

By Eva Lewandowski

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the importance of using native plants in gardening and landscaping. One of the main reasons for this is that it creates habitat for Minnesota’s pollinators, which include bees, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles, and hummingbirds. If you want to create habitat and food sources …

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Greening Your Apartment

By Eva Lewandowski

Oftentimes, information on saving water, cutting energy use, and reducing waste at home is geared towards homeowners, not apartment dwellers. As I and my fellow apartment dwellers know, tips like adjusting the temperature on a hot water heater and installing energy efficient windows are all but useless to those of …

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Native Plants

By Eva Lewandowski

A great deal of the work that I do outside of Do It Green! Minnesota focuses on conservation education, including the importance of native plants in gardening and landscaping. Some people think “native” is just a new buzzword, and indeed, native plants are not necessarily the be-all and end-all of …

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Evaluating Information Sources

By Eva Lewandowski

I do a tremendous amount of environmental outreach, talking to people almost every day about conservation and sustainable living, and the most frequent issue that arises is that people have difficulty finding trustworthy sources of information. In an ideal world, all the information that we need to make conscientious, informed …

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