Are Antibiotics and Antibacterials Necessary?

Emily Moore Minnesota Pollution Control Agency We live in a time when world views are clashing and colliding everywhere. Evidence of this is all around us-religious views, political views, lifestyles-the list goes on and on. One such collision occurs in the way we view public health. One view, developed early …

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Nourishing Ourselves through Our Food Choices

Sara Grochowski Do It Green! Minnesota Since the 1970s, the increase of multi-national food companies has increased the size of not only farms but the overall food system. During this same time period, a slow and steady movement of small farms began selling a variety of products to local communities, …

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Minnesota GreenStep Cities: A Sustainability Agenda for You and Our Communities

Philipp Muessig MN Pollution Control Agency (MCPA) Driving across Minnesota, you have no doubt entered towns that announce on a road sign that they are a “Minnesota Star City.” And you probably wondered, What are these cities? What did they do to merit a sign? During renewable energy discussions around …

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Two Green Seals of Approval in Minnesota

Kate Rime & Ami Voeltz Blue Sky Guide and Do It Green! Minnesota Knowing what products or services are truly environmentally preferable isn’t always easy. In today’s retail sector, we encounter “green” everywhere! As a Minnesotan, you can feel confident that there are two great resources available to you to …

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My Car Convinced Me to Take the Bus

Deb McKinley Minnesota Technical Assistance Program, U of MN The benefits of riding the bus are clear: Reduced air emissions Emit less carbon dioxide – a factor in global warming – by burning fewer gallons of gas Reduce traffic congestion, have more time to read, remove yourself from the isolation …

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Native Plantings: A Beautiful Solution for Minnesota Shorelines

Angie Hong East Metro Water Resource Education Program Here in Minnesota, shoreline living is not limited to the rich and famous. According to the MN DNR, Minnesota has 11,842 lakes and 69,200 miles of natural rivers and streams. We have over 13 million acres of lakes, streams, and wetlands, which …

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How Curbside Composting Can Help Get us to Zero Waste

Eureka Recycling Imagine completing every day at home without generating garbage. Although you may recycle everything you can, your trash may be far from empty. Recycling is a powerful way to protect our environment and conserve resources, but it does not prevent waste entirely. By composting, you can eliminate another …

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