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Tip of the Day
Community Gardens are community spaces that are communally cultivated and cared for; these spaces may consist of individually-worked plots, multiple person caretaker areas, sitting areas, and small-scale children play areas. Some say community gardens are the last existing opportunity Americans have to reclaim common spaces. This article offers great information about the many benefits community gardens provide.
Spring Into Green
March 14! Spring Into Green offering green living resources and a craft fair at the Midtown Global Market.
From Lake Superior to the Mississippi River, Minnesotans depend on our rivers, streams, and lakes.
Recent Blog Posts
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.
March 9, 2015
Sometimes figuring out what can or can’t go in the recycling bin can be quite frustrating. It seems to change with enough regularity that keeping up with the “ins” and “outs” can take some time. But why is it that something we couldn’t put in the blue bin last year is now acceptable?
February 23, 2015
When most of us think of recycling, we picture our home curbside recycling. This type of recycling is relatively easy. We’re given a list of items our recycling company accepts, we place them in a bin outside on the appropriate day, and our task is done! Curbside recycling has the benefit of being convenient, but unfortunately, there are a great many things that we cannot simply put out at the curb.