Turning Old Into New

Kathie Armstrong Kathie’sFinds.com My business is based on the belief that we must value what is already here and the energy that was used to create it. I visits thrift stores, garage sales, and estate sales to find things that are in need of a new life. By cleaning, fixing, …

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Twin Cities Businesses Make Dirt, Not Waste

Eureka Recycling There is a new movement underway in the Twin Cities… a movement to make dirt, not waste… and you can be a part of it! In addition to helping you compost at home in your backyard or with a worm bin, local waste-reduction nonprofit Eureka Recycling has launched …

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Taste the Rainbow

After harvesting veggies from our gardening earlier this week, I peeked in my bag and thought, wow, it’s like a picture perfect rainbow – bet it tastes just as good. This thought then led me to think, it’s like you can ”Taste the rainbow”… mmmm. Sure, maybe I borrowed the …

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Environmental Education Resources

Do It Green! Minnesota Minnesota is a national leader in environmental education and offers a number of resources: Minnesota Association for Environmental Education (MAEE) MAEE is a professional organization that supports and strengthens environmental education throughout Minnesota. MAEE also represents the EE community on relevant issues and legislation. SEEK: Sharing …

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Community Building as Healing

John Robbins www.healthyat100.org The choices that we make today as to the way we treat each other, the way we raise our children, the kinds of families and communities we create, will determine how the future unfolds. If we treat each other one way, we can cultivate people driven by …

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Strengthening our Local Food Systems

Liz McMann Mississippi Market Co-op In a country where rivers of high fructose corn syrup flow through our food system and the food recalls never seem to stop, something really miraculous is happening. In the shadows of genetically modified corn fields and pre-made frozen peanut butter sandwiches, people are starting …

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A Quick Guide to Lighting Options for Your Home

Neely Crane-Smith Center for Energy and Environment Incandescent Light Bulbs: These old-school bulbs work through the principal of incandescence — or producing light through heat. The electricity heats a filament (that little wire in the middle of the bulb) to such a temperature that it produces visible light. Incandescent bulbs are very …

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Global Warming: What Is Winona Doing About It?

ANNE MORSE Winona County Sustainability Cdtr. Environmental change is coming to the historic Mississippi River town of Winona, and that change is coming fast. The summer of 2007 saw the development of a groundbreaking collaboration to integrate sustainable behaviors into the institutional fabric of the community. Demonstrating genuine leadership, all …

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Complementary, Alternative & Integrative Medicine

Sraddha Helfrich University Of Minnesota Medical Student It seems like everywhere you go, you hear and see mention of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Holistic healing. What exactly is meant by these terms and why are more Americans turning to CAM for treatment, making it the fastest growing sector …

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