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Homegrown Minneapolis: A Local Resource Guide

“The main way that most people will experience climate change is through the impact on food: the food they eat, the price they pay for it, and the availability and choice that they have.” — Tim Gore, head of food policy and climate change, Oxfam There is a reason we are hearing more about urban…

Forum: Who Regulates Our Toxins?

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At the first Sustainable We forum, “Parks, Pollinators and Pesticides,” 40 engaged Minneapolis residents talked about how our toxic chemicals are regulated, who makes risk assessments, where the scientific data comes from, and whether we trust governmental agencies with our safety. This is a lengthy overview of the process of how pesticides are regulated. U.S. Standards Compared…

Forum: Do Appearances Matter in Minneapolis Parks?

A related overview of our conversation of Sustainable We forum #1 focuses on the politics of pesticides — how are they regulated federally, enforced locally? Another article to come will look at why the Minneapolis Park Board allows them in some cases, and what the Park Board might be considering as revised policy. We also talked at length about how…

How to Plant for Bees

submitted by Dylan M., 5th grader, Whittier International There is a Dr. Smart (that is his real name!) who works as a researcher at the Bee Lab at the University of Minnesota. He is making a blood test for honeybees that helps people figure out if bees are getting the right nutrition. The lab is…

10 Steps for Sustainable Living

Introducing the vision of implementing sustainability habits in 10 days, and the experts at a recent MPLS Green forum Our neighborhoods… our communities… our cities… our country…. our planet is interconnected. We can’t take one step without affecting another. In a similar vein, every step we take can make a positive impact on something else.…

FAMILY: Why I Care About Our Bees

by Dylan M., 5th grader, Whittier International For a research project I learned about the danger of losing our honeybees. I care about bees because I know our bees are dying and if they disappear we won’t have fresh fruits and vegetables that I love to eat. Did You Know? Some bees will fly up…