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Please don’t pollute: drains to Mississippi River

Please don’t pollute: drains to Mississippi River

Jun. 14 | The Mississippi River flows quietly through our hometown and most of us would never intentionally pollute it. But all it takes is one big rain, and the stuff on the streets — pop bottles, dirt, oil — spills down the storm drains and right into...

Communities of color bear the brunt of environmental hazards

Communities of color bear the brunt of environmental hazards

Jun. 5 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in June will announce a new “carbon rule.” The “common-sense” rule involves updating toxic air pollution standards, including new monitoring requirements for...

Cookie Cart creates pathway for future entrepreneurs

Cookie Cart creates pathway for future entrepreneurs

May. 16 | Renovation will make business more environmentally friendly By Brandi Phillips Contributing Writer     In the late 80’s and early 90’s, the world, the economy, the people and the way of living was vastly different from the way that...

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...