Urban Renewal with Renewables

Diana Mckeown Metro CERT Coordinator, The Green Institute How does an urban community connect to renewable energy? This article explores options for urban dwellers who want to support and create renewable energy that they can use at home, for their cars, and in their neighborhoods. Windy Cities? Wind turbines have …

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Green Driving Tips

Mark Snyder Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance Do you drive a car? If so, this is probably your most polluting daily activity. This article will help you to minimize the environmental impacts of using your car by offering driving and maintenance tips as well as things to keep in mind …

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Greening My Child’s School: A Local Story

JULIE JONES EcoMoms Edina Cafeteria waste contributes immensely to our ever-growing landfills. Considering this, it was easy for me to implement no-waste lunches in packing for my three school-age children, but I thought we could take it one major step further and reduce the waste for their entire school: Edina …

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Make Your Own Envelopes!!!

How 2 Zine Sometimes I make my own envelopes to mail things in. It’s a nice way to personalize whatever you’re mailing. There’s so much scratch paper that always gets thrown out; why not put it to some good use? Here’s what I do: Get a piece of paper (I …

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Life in a Watershed

Erin Hendel & Alyssa Hawkins Watershed Education Center Minnesota, land of 10,000 lakes, birthplace of the Mississippi and many other rivers – all of which are fed by the dozens of overlapping watersheds in our communities. We all live in a watershed, and we all contribute to the health of …

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Northfield Resources

Do It Green! Minnesota Green and Sustainble Living Resources for Northfield, Minnesota Northfield, MN is located 35 miles south of the Twin Cities, 6 miles east of I-35. Population: 18,256 (2003 estimate), includes 5,000 college students On the banks of the Cannon River sits Northfield, Minnesota, well known for its …

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Can We Build a More Resilient Food Distribution System?

Frontiers in the Environment: Big Questions with   Matteo Convertino, IonE Resident Fellow and Assistant Professor, School of Public Health; and Craig Hedberg, Professor, School of Public Health Despite being a global concern, food safety is addressed in a systematic way only in some developed countries. We need an integrated …

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Global Warming: What Is Duluth Doing About It?

WENDY GRETHEN Freelance writer Duluth has been stepping up to the global warming plate since May of 2001 by passing a resolution to join the Cities for Climate Protection Campaign sponsored by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other air …

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Confronting Electric Racism

Lea Foushee Environmental Justice Advocates of Minnesota (EJAM) Hazardous waste, garbage incinerators and dumps have routinely been located on reservations and in communities of Color. Indigenous Peoples have experienced environmental racism for more than 500 years. Today, nuclear racism has become a most pernicious form of environmental racism. The nuclear …

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