Socially Responsible Investing INVESTING FOR A CAUSE

HECTOR GARCIA UBS Financial Services Inc. A growing number of people are investing to achieve change in the future of their communities, the environment and the world. Socially responsible investing (SRI) assets rose more than 324 percent from $639 billion in 1995 to $2.71 trillion in 2007 while total assets …

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The Quick and Dirty of Shopping “Green”

Sara Grochowski Do It Green! Minnesota Every choice consumers make, regardless of scale, impacts the environment. However, the buying process can be overwhelming, and it is best to start with the basics. Some important tips to remember are: • Avoid excess packaging• Buy products in recyclable containers• Buy reusable and …

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Tips on Working with Your Landlord to Green Your Apartment

Amy Pickett and Chad Skally Skally Management Too often when we talk about living green, we focus on homeowners rather than renters. At Skally Management, a family-owned and -operated real estate management company in St. Paul, we’re changing that concept by finding innovative ways to practice Eco-Management: sustainable, responsible real …

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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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Gardening with Wildflowers and Other Native Plants

Robert Mugaas University of Minnesota Extension Educator, Environmental Horticulture Over the last 150 years many midwestern tallgrass prairies and natural woodlands have been converted to residential housing, agricultural fields, municipalities, shopping centers, parking lots, roads and highways. In the process, this development has consumed large areas of natural plant and …

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