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Resources that help kids understand environmental problems

Resources that help kids understand environmental problems

Jan. 8 |                     By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers   Kids today may be more eco-savvy than we were at their age, but complex topics like global warming may still mystify them....

Submit your proposals now for 2014 grant funding

Submit your proposals now for 2014 grant funding

Jan. 8 | $2.37 million available for bioenergy projects next year ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is ready to fuel innovative bioenergy projects to the tune of $2.37 million in 2014. The enrollment period for the Bioenergy...

People of color seek an environmental message that includes them

People of color seek an environmental message that includes them

Dec. 26 | By LaDonna Redmond Contributing Writer   It is easy to dismiss the environmental movement. It seems that so many of the messages that come from environmentalists are related to things that are defined as White or ideas that are not of any concern...

Interact with the environment in ways that support the ecosystem

Interact with the environment in ways that support the ecosystem

Dec. 26 | Green household cleaning tips that save Benjamins           By Renee Barron Contributing Writer We live in an age of chemical use that is affecting our health. Our people are contracting cancers of all kinds — asthma, and...

Historical background of African American cooperatives

Historical background of African American cooperatives

Dec. 11 | By LaDonna Redmond Contributing Writer   Mary Alice Smalls was a member of the New Riverside Café, a workers’ cooperative in the Cedar-Riverside community in the 1970s. Known as the Haight–Ashbury of the Midwest, Cedar-Riverside was a national...

African Americans in the Twin Cities co-op movement

African Americans in the Twin Cities co-op movement

Nov. 27 | By LaDonna Redmond Contributing Writer     “There were two African American owned co-ops in the Twin Cities,” according to Gary Cunningham, former staff of the old Bryant-Central co-op. Gary’s uncle, Moe Burton, was the energy behind...

Seward coop plans for second store run into questions of race, class and food justice

Seward coop plans for second store run into questions of race, class and food justice

Nov. 13 | By LaDonna Redmond Contributing Writer   “Will the store cause a rise in rents?” one community resident asked during the July public meeting about Seward Community Co-op’s plan to open a store across from Sabathani Community Center....

Bev Lambkins shapes a culture of hope for those in need

Bev Lambkins shapes a culture of hope for those in need

Oct. 30 | CenterPoint Energy’s consumer advocate explains how to keep the heat on   Bev Lambkins, a 30-plus year employee of CenterPoint Energy who holds the title of Supervisor Agency Programs Consumer Advocate, has lifelong experience working closely with...

Building a culture of conservationism; we all have a responsibility

Building a culture of conservationism; we all have a responsibility

Oct. 16 | By Tom Landwehr Contributing Writer   Hunting and fishing are such a valued part of our Minnesota heritage that they are forever preserved privileges under the state constitution alongside protections for freedom of expression and religious liberty....

Is earlier puberty in today’s American kids linked to environmental issues?

Is earlier puberty in today’s American kids linked to environmental issues?

Oct. 16 | By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers    Research indicates that indeed Americans girls and boys are going through puberty earlier than ever, though the reasons are unclear. Many believe our widespread exposure to synthetic chemicals...