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A fundraiser hosted by the Do It Green Board of Directors. Thursday, April 30 at East Lake Brewery in MGM. Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers. Space is limited, reserve your tickets now! All proceeds from the event will further the mission of Do It Green! Minnesota to assist Minnesotans with living a greener lifestyle! 

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For generations, people have recognized that the industrial growth economy is destructive and ultimately will engage in its own catabolic demise. Long before the 1972 seminal work Limits to Growth modeled the consequences of finite resources...
Let's get this straight: the most efficient mile you can drive is a mile you don't drive. Despite technological advances, cars are still 3,000 pounds of steel moved around by (mostly) fossil fuels. That said, there are some exciting new technologies...
Beginning in late 2009, the Northstar Commuter Rail Line will offer efficient transportation from Big Lake to downtown Minneapolis, helping ease traffic congestion-and the resulting emissions-in one of the state's fastest growing travel corridors...

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Brew It Green!

A fundraiser hosted by the Do It Green Board of Directors. Thursday, April 30 at East Lake Brewery in Midtown Global Market. Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers. Space is limited, reserve your tickets now! All proceeds from the event will further the mission of Do It Green! Minnesota to assist Minnesotans with living a greener lifestyle! 

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Make an Earth Day Resolution

April 20, 2015

This week on Earth Day, April 22nd, the city of Minneapolis will activate its ban on using Styrofoam containers, a rule that will hopefully have a significant impact on the waste generated by restaurants and food vendors.  Across the country, people celebrate Earth Day by picking up trash, planting trees and flowers, or stenciling storm drains.  All of these activities are beneficial, but they’re a once-a-year effort. 

What if we celebrated Earth Day in a manner more similar to what Minneapolis is doing this year?  Imagine the effect we could have if instead of using Earth Day as the one day of the year that people focused on doing something for our planet, we used it as a day to make a permanent change.  If we made Earth Day resolutions like we make New Year’s resolutions, we would be honoring Earth Day, making a permanent change to improve the environment, and assuring that we would increase the sustainability of our lifestyles year after year.

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Volunteer to Make a Change

April 6, 2015

Next week (April 12-18) is National Volunteer Week.  It’s a time to celebrate all the hard work and dedication of American volunteers, and it’s also an apposite time to look for a volunteer opportunity that’s right for you.

Here at Do It Green! Minnesota, most of the work is done by volunteers.  From monitoring organics waste stations at our low-waste events to coordinating our social media to writing our grants, we rely on passionate volunteers from the community to conduct most of the day-to-day business of Do It Green!  If you’re interested in helping us fulfill our mission of educating Minnesotans about sustainable living and building healthy local communities, just click on the Join Us button on the top of the page.

If Do It Green! Minnesota isn’t the right match for you, there are a plethora of resources that you can use to find the perfect volunteer opportunity!  Here are just a few:

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Don’t trash your old worn-out sweaters, make great stuff instead!

March 23, 2015

I don’t often buy new or rid myself of even well-used possessions, but I especially seem to hate saying good-bye to cozy old sweaters. Maybe it’s because they’ve kept me warm through so many fall camping trips and Minnesota winters. Good memories abound! But what do you do with worn out or damaged sweaters?

One day, I read that over 4 million tons of textiles go to landfills yearly. I pulled out several old sweaters with holes, rips, and stains and decided to see how I could repurpose them. I used mostly wool (which I like to boil to make a tight thick fabric), but you can use any other fabric that works for your purpose.

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