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Choose to Reuse coupons: good for your wallet, good for the environment

Choose to Reuse coupons: good for your wallet, good for the environment

Oct. 3 | There are plenty of great reasons to shop reuse. Maybe you have kids that outgrow their clothes constantly, or you want to use good equipment for house projects without breaking the bank. Maybe you just want to find clothes you love to wear while...

Backyard composting — an easy way to turn food waste into a natural resource

Backyard composting — an easy way to turn food waste into a natural resource

Aug. 12 | We hear about composting a lot but often it seems like a complex task only for experienced gardeners. What really is composting and how can it be more accessible? Michael Chaney, founder of Project Sweetie Pie, can often be found on the organization’s...

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...

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...

Grants available to help HN County businesses ramp up recycling

Grants available to help HN County businesses ramp up recycling

Oct. 2 | Hennepin County is the first local government in Minnesota to offer grants to businesses to improve recycling. The business sector generates more than half of the total waste in Hennepin County, and nearly two-thirds of waste created at businesses...