Has Our Environment Become Toxic?

Sara Grochowski Do It Green! Minnesota What ever happened to stepping outside for a “breath of fresh air?” It is often said that the air inside a home could be more toxic than outside. However, it seems our environment is becoming contaminated, and scientists continually are finding links to the …

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How Might the Twin Cities Help Catalyze Needed Global Urban Innovations?

Frontiers in the Environment: Big Questions with:   Patrick Hamilton, Ione Resident Fellow and Director, Science Museum of Minnesota’s Global Change Initiatives; Anne Hunt, Environmental Policy Director, City of Saint Paul; Peter Frosch, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Greater MSP; and Mike Greco, Lecturer, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, Humphrey …

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Organics Recycling — Give Back to Nature

Alisa Reckinger Hennepin County Whether at a school, church, or business, establishing an organics recycling program is a great way to reduce the amount of trash disposed of by your organization and reinvigorate your recycling program. Organics include all food waste and non-recyclable or food-soiled paper products and can make …

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Government action on the environment: what does “success” look like?

Frontiers in the Environment: Big Questions There are many pathways to sustainability but few overall strategies that do not include some action by local, state and national governments. Yet whether reading daily news from D.C. or seeing the failures of large meetings like the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference, …

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Top 10 Environmental News & Tips Sources

Do It Green! Minnesota LOCAL 1. Do It Green! Magazine, Web Database & E-Newsletter www.doitgreen.org 2. Minnesota Sustainable Communities Network (MnSCN) E-Newsletter www.nextstep.state.mn.us/update.cfm 3. Organic Consumers Association E-Newsletter (Organic Bytes) www.organicconsumers.org/organicbytes.htm 4. Canadian E-newsletter www.eartheasy.com 5. Local newspapers NATIONAL 6. Grist E-Magazine www.grist.org 7. E/The Environmental Magazine www.emagazine.com 8. Union …

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Top 10 Veg Cities

VegNews Magazine AustinWhy? Veg oasis in the land of cowboy boots, beef and hunting. Don’t miss: Casa de Luz for scrumptious vegan macrobiotic fare. Washington DCWhy? Home of advocacy powerhouses including HSUS, Compassion Over Killing and FARM. Don’t miss: Java Green for a bowl of steaming noodle soup and a …

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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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The Untold Stories of Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping

Durk Gescheidle Coalition for Animal Rights Education Fishing In Minnesota, during the spring, fishing enthusiasts take to the lakes and rivers in their boats and to their icehouses in the winter. Fishing is a popular year-round activity, but it is not without controversy. Fishing advocates point to "catch-and-release" as responsible …

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