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Fashionable, Functional, and Light on the Earth: Green Clothing

Jessie Houlihan Do It Green! Minnesota Making clothing, like any other product, has an impact on the environment. In order to reduce the negative impact, buy reused clothing from thrift stores or good quality, long-lasting new products that are made from recycled content or unconventional fibers. Organic cotton or alternative …

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What is Minnesota’s Government Doing About Global Warming?

J. DRAKE HAMILTON Science Policy Director, Fresh Energy Given the absence of national action on global warming, U.S. states have been enacting laws and regulations to reduce pollution. And now Minnesota has joined that list of forward-thinking states by enacting a law with some of the strongest global warming reduction …

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How Recent Warming Will Affect Minnesota

J. DRAKE HAMILTON Science Policy Director, Fresh Energy The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released data that show that the winter period December 2006 through February 2007 was the warmest winter on record, globally. In 2006, an IPCC report (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) said that the likelihood that …

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Fossil Fuels: What Everyone Should Know

Mark Snyder Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance I attended a presentation recently titled, “The Love of Fossil Fuels: The Root of All Evil?” While the title was partly a clever play on the age-old phrase, “Money is the root of all evil,” it also had some element of truth on …

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Rochester and Region: Lake City and Zumbrota-Green and Sustainable Living Resources

Do It Green! Minnesota Best known as the home of the Mayo Clinic and IBM, Rochester is also southeastern Minnesota’s largest community with approximately 137,000 residents in the city and Olmsted County. Money Magazine recently said it best: “One thing to remember about Rochester is that it has the sophistication …

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