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Guide to Using Art & Craft Materials Safely

Excepts by Daniel Smith and Informed by The EPA Artist/Author –Excerpted from Artists’ Materials and EPA.gov In recent years, many people have become more informed about the potential hazards of art and craft materials to themselves and to the environment. Many artists, particularly those who have had allergic reactions or …

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Climate Café: Conversing Toward a Cleaner World

Felicia Parsons Do It Green! Minnesota Climate cafés are a relatively new offshoot of the café discussion movement, which takes its inspiration from philosophical discussion groups tracing their ancestry as far back as Plato and Socrates. Recognizing that it is too easy for people to become disconnected from their community-particularly if …

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Where There’s Smoke…. Evaluating the Benefits of Household Energy Improvements in Developing Countries

Frontiers in the Environment Talk by Ellison Carter, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute on the Environment Household air pollution from cooking and heating with wood and coal impacts nearly half the world’s population and is the leading environmental health risk factor. Despite the compelling need for household energy interventions that reduce HAP, …

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Eco-Villages and Intentional Communities

Laurie Voeltz Intern at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage I have this dream of living some kind of “happily-ever-after.” A dream where I’m surrounded by friends, and we eat together, laugh together, create together, work together and work out our problems together outside the constraints of modern society as we know it. …

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Minimize Your Risk of Lead Exposure

Sara Grochowski Do It Green! Minnesota Inside and outside our homes, we are exposed to toxins and contaminants. It is impossible to prevent all exposures, but poisoning from lead based paint and dust can be prevented. Adults, children, and pets are at risk, but especially children with their nature of …

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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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