Make a Difference and Make It Fun!

Ami Voeltz Do It Green! Minnesota “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead There is a new type of environmental activism in the air-along with protests, lobbying, letter writing, and campaigns, there are …

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Sports & Recreational Activities That are Damaging to the Environment

Ami Voeltz Do It Green! Minnesota and excerpts from the National Audubon Society, Almanac of the Environment Off-Road Vehicles For many back country hikers, bird-watchers and cross-country skiers, aggravation is spelled “ORV”. Off-road vehicles shatter the wilderness silence, crush vegetation, terrify wildlife, leave rutted trails, and cause erosion. There are …

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From “Brown” to “Green”

Erin Barnes-Driscoll Green Building Specialist, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Most homeowners typically face an array of choices involved in designing, building, outfitting, upgrading, expanding, tweaking, and/or overhauling the sanctuaries in which they reside. For many, it provides an important opportunity to express their personal values in the choices made, be …

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Cultural Creatives “Driving Change”

LoAnn Hilde The Green Mercantile, Duluth We are entering an age where concern for health and the environment is driving consumers to affect change with their financial decisions. Green retailers and businesses are specially suited to serve the “Cultural Creative” consumer, a market comprising 50 million individuals, or 26% of …

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Green Banking

By Rick Beeson and Terri Banaszewski Park Midway Bank You have been recycling your household garbage for years. You buy your groceries and cleaning products from your local co-op. Many of your clothes are made from organic cotton. Generally, you live a green lifestyle; however, how green are your banking …

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Hemp for Victory

Eli Anthony Hemp Revolution Hemp for Victory Many hemp activists claim that if hemp was allowed to grow and enter the market freely in the U.S. and elsewhere, it could cure just about everything that is ailing our planet. Despite hemp fiber’s superior strength and versatility, the potential of hemp …

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