Green Your Holiday Tree

Karen O’Connor Mother Earth Gardens Buying a fresh-cut holiday tree that is grown sustainably continues to be a better choice than a buying a plastic one, but have you considered a living tree? The display of a living holiday tree means making the most of the season, because the tree …

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Have We Forgotten About Trains?

David Johnson National Association of Railroad Passengers Some people say that Americans have forgotten about trains for long distance travel. However in February of 2006, a Harris poll found that, the modes of transportation which the largest number of adults would like to see have an increasing share of passenger …

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Community Building is Sustainability

Sean Gosiewski Alliance for Sustainability Community Brings Happiness. How many of your happiest moments have been spent with those you love? We are social creatures; healthy family and community ties are the foundation for our physical, emotional, economic, and spiritual health. Our common future will be built through healthy community …

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Sue’s Starters for Global Warming Action

Sue Roegge Climate Project 1. Commit to Educating Yourself about Global Warming: • Read the articles in this Global Warming section. • Research more in-depth about Global Warming online: – globalwarming101.com – fresh-energy.org • Sign up for email updates: – climatecrisis.net – sierraclub.org • Legislative information and bill tracking: – …

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AS MINNESOTA ADDRESSES CLIMATE CHANGE: Some Legislators Get Cold Feet

MICHELLE ROSIER and KATHARINA MOELLER Sierra Club After an extraordinary 2007 legislative session that set Minnesota on the path to a comprehensive plan for curbing greenhouse gas emissions, the 2008 legislature encountered delays in implementing real climate change solutions. First, Governor Pawlenty’s Office of Energy Security stalled release of the …

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Great Green Reads

Eva Lewandowski I recently wrote a blog post about young adult books with environmental themes (you can read it here).  I don’t want to leave out those of you who might be looking for a more mature reading experience, so I thought I would recommend a few adult novels that deal …

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Flower Power

Meleah Maynard Master Gardener Everyone I know who grows flowers likes to bring them into the house, at least every once in a while. Fresh flowers always look great for the first few days, so it’s hard to imagine what all the fuss is about when people go on about …

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The Unnatural Side of Natural

Jessica Houlihan Do It Green! Magazine When natural foods and green products were first created, a select niche market of consumers bought them. Due to increased public awareness and the resulting rise of demand for these products, more companies are choosing to create organic foods or adapt some of their …

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