The Reality of Carbon Offsets

Eli Effinger-Weintraub Do It Green! Carbon offsetting is a method of counteracting the environmental impacts of carbon emissions by investing in carbon-reduction efforts. While reducing your fossil fuel consumption should be your first focus, individuals can purchase carbon offsets for air travel, cruises, big events, cross-country road trips, or everyday …

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FAMILY: Introduction

Do It Green Minnesota Welcome to The Twin Cities Green Guide’s Family Introduction. Throughout this section, you’ll find articles about childrens’ toys, childbirth, activities, pets and population – all things to help “green” families survive and thrive in the Twin Cities. Enjoy! Introduction

From Wasteful Tourist to Ecotraveler

Jessie Houlihan Do It Green! Minnesota The convenience of tourism, complete with tiny non-recyclable toiletries, gas-guzzling airplanes and over-packaged fast food, leads to an accumulation of waste. In order to revamp travel into a more sustainable practice, we must abandon the traditional idea of tourism and adopt a new goal …

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Top Houseplants for Improving Indoor Air Quality In the late 1980s, a study by NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) was conducted to find ways to purify the air for extended stays in orbiting space stations. The study resulted in excellent news for homeowners and office workers everywhere, because it concluded that common …

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The Fair Trade Movement – Coffee and Beyond

Wedge co-op newsletter Reprinted with permission From around the world, we hear heart-wrenching stories about mistreated and abused workers who earn meager wages. Or worse, we hear about millions of children sold into servitude or forced to work in unsafe conditions for pittance wages to contribute to their family’s survival. …

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