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Tip of the Day
Establishing an organics recycling program is a great way to reduce the amount of trash an organization or household disposes. Organics include all food waste and non-recyclable or food-soiled paper products and can make up approximately 25 percent of what we throw away. This article offers tips on how to start your own program.
Do It Green! Minnesota Green Gifts Fair
Saturday November 21, 10am-5pm
Midtown Global Market
Educational booths, hands-on activities, food sampling, and over 80 green gift vendors!
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Recent Blog Posts
September 28, 2015
I do a tremendous amount of environmental outreach, talking to people almost every day about conservation and sustainable living, and the most frequent issue that arises is that people have difficulty finding trustworthy sources of information. In an ideal world, all the information that we need to make conscientious, informed decisions would be easily apparent and available to us. At Do It Green! Minnesota, we try to provide the public with factual, up-to-date information, but we can only cover so many topics. Unfortunately, in the world we live in, there is a deluge of opinions and misinformation masquerading as honest facts, and we need to be able to tell the difference.
September 14, 2015
I enjoy quilting, so much so that I’ve written about some of my work for this blog in the past. I’ve been quilting for about 5 years now, and I’m pleased to say that I have definitely improved. The first quilt I made was a far cry from the ones I produce now; I’ve figured out some techniques and tricks to quilting, especially quilting with reclaimed or repurposed fabric (stuff that used to be shirts, skirts, pillowcases, etc.). I’m no expert, and I know I have a lot left to figure out if I want to continue improving, but I think it’s time to share some of the things I’ve learned over the years. Here are my top five quilting tips:
August 24, 2015
Summer and early fall are definitely the bountiful times for local produce in Minnesota. Whether you grow your own food, belong to a CSA, or shop your local farmers market or co-op, you’re no doubt presented with more fresh fruit and vegetables than you can reasonably consume. Instead of forcing yourself to choose between the many local food items available this time of year, I recommend buying a little of everything and preserving it for the long winter months.
There are many ways to put food away for future use, including canning, dehydrating, and freezing. Canning is certainly one of the most popular options, but to be honest, it’s one that I never enjoyed doing. I’ve always found canning to be rather hot, finicky work, but I know plenty of people who absolutely love to can. If you’re interested in preserving food by canning, we have some great articles on the Do It Green! Minnesota website on the topic.