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Cookie Cart receives grant from Hennepin County to improve recycling program

Cookie Cart receives grant from Hennepin County to improve recycling program

May. 2 | Cookie Cart’s Simone and Ali hard at work on recycling. Cookie Cart, a Minneapolis bakery and nonprofit organization, received a $10,000 recycling grant in January, along with 10 other Hennepin County businesses and organizations. Now they’ll...

A Fierce Green Fire details the history of the environmental movement

A Fierce Green Fire details the history of the environmental movement

May. 1 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A toxic waste landfill in Warren County, North Carolina, a predominantly Black community that “galvanized the nation to talk about environmental racism,” was among the toxic dump sites featured in a recent...

What’s happening on Earth Day?

What’s happening on Earth Day?

Apr. 18 | This year, a focus on Green cities By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers This coming April 22 will mark the 44th annual celebration of Earth Day, and the focus this year will be green cities. “As the world’s population migrates to...

Minneapolis’ one-sort goal is to double city’s recycling

Minneapolis’ one-sort goal is to double city’s recycling

Apr. 17 |   Plastic bags containing recyclables are the biggest glitch in the process   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Minneapolis began recycling programs in the mid-1980s. Last year, a city-wide “one-sort recycling” program began, and over 67,000...

NanoDay returns to Sabathani Community Center

NanoDay returns to Sabathani Community Center

Apr. 2 |                 By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   On Saturday, April 5, the 3rd annual NanoDay event will return to the Sabathani Community Center.   What is NanoDay? NanoDay brings together...

Mobile phone apps that keep users connected to their impact on the environment

Mobile phone apps that keep users connected to their impact on the environment

Apr. 2 | By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers   Not surprisingly, there are thousands of “green” apps out there that make it easier for people to find and share information to help us all become better stewards of the natural environment. The...

Earth Day is April 22: Time to walk the environmental talk

Earth Day is April 22: Time to walk the environmental talk

Mar. 19 |   Earth Day celebrates the modern environmental movement and is a great chance to walk the environmental talk. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, it has contributed to several important environmental protection actions in the United States and...

Can a high-tech thermostat save money and energy?

Can a high-tech thermostat save money and energy?

Mar. 5 | By Roddy Scheer  and Doug Moss Contributing Writers     Spending $200 or more to replace that older, still functioning thermostat with a new whiz-bang “smart” variety might seem like a waste of money, but it can be one of the best small...

Metro Blooms presents…Rain gardens and beyond: Healthy yards, clean water

Metro Blooms presents…Rain gardens and beyond: Healthy yards, clean water

Mar. 5 | You can help keep our lakes, rivers and streams clean by the simple changes you make in your yard care choices. Metro Blooms landscape designers and Hennepin County Master Gardeners are partnering to offer workshops that explore the latest in healthy...

Energy coop uses lantern workshops to bring families, communities together

Energy coop uses lantern workshops to bring families, communities together

Feb. 19 | By Raymond Jackson Contributing Writer   Communities of Light Cooperative is a self-sufficiency, training and assessment organization whose first product is solar energy-related. In 2009 an organization named Communities of Light was formed by several...