Recycle Your Electronics

Did you know that most TVs and computer monitors contain two to eight pounds of toxic lead? Many electronics contain other toxic metals like mercury and cadmium, too. If any of these contaminants get into our rivers, streams, or lakes, they can harm our health and damage the environment. Most …

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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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Worry Less About Gas Prices and Consider Alternatives

Sara Grochowski Do It Green! Minnesota For many of us, daily commutes to and from school or the workplace is an accepted part of life. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, Minnesotans spend an average of 5.79% or $2,377 of their annual income on gasoline expenses. Considering these rates …

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The Power of Thinking Small — How Individual Actions Contribute to the Passing of State Legislation

Cesia Kearns Conservation Organizer, Sierra Club North Star Chapter “If you believe that one person cannot make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito in the room.” —South African Proverb Good environmental policy results from cooperative effort between many parties, but the actions of individuals are no less crucial. Without …

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Eco Shopping Tips

Ami Voeltz Do It Green! Minnesota Did you know that each person in Minnesota generates about SIX POUNDS of garbage a day? Of that six pounds, one-third comes from packaging. While packaging is necessary for health and safety, it is sometimes excessive. Buying disposable, single-use products also contributes to this …

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