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Minneapolis Composting

Special thanks to Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association for its excellent Minneapolis composting and recycling forum in 2015, where much of this was discussed The mixture of nitrogen-rich greens from food waste, and carbon-based browns from yard waste, combine over a six- to nine-month period to create useable compost for landscaping and road construction projects. But even…

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…

My Easy Steps to Sustainable Living

As the single mother of two busy kids, with a large house and several housemates, working to maintain this MPLSGreen.com website and contribute as a self-employed writer to Linden-Hills.com and Southwest Journal… I admittedly spend very little time with DIY projects on my house. And, I hate paperwork. Yet… I can’t very well ask Minneapolis residents to come together…

YOUTH: Cool Ideas to Reuse Garbage

Garbage by Type (EPA)

by Dylan Morrissette, entering 6th grade, Anthony Middle School Did you know that with just newspaper, rolled up paper bags and special glue I made a wolf head, thanks to the May Day workshops put on by The Heart of the Beast? I’ve also been a spider and a Chinese dragon. My sister has been a bird…

Support Green Businesses

Common Roots Cafe, Minneapolis

These are some of the businesses, housing developments and green restaurants in Minneapolis that have been recognized (as of June 2015) as Hennepin County Environmental Partners. That means they have taken steps to put green practices into effect, such as recycling, re-use and composting. Consult this list for places you can support for their respect…

How Much Do We Waste?

As the City of Minneapolis moves toward a 2020 zero-waste goal of 50% sent to recycling and composting centers, rather than landfills, Hennepin County’s new Recycling Progress Report gives an indication of how far we need to go to get there. Minneapolis is not in the Top 10 of the County for recycling efforts. But…

Edible Weeds We Should Love

By Russ Henry, Giving Tree Gardens Now that we’ve legitimately dug out from our mild Minnesota winter, and are digging in to our growing season, there are three things — as a long-time landscaper — that I tell anyone who asks. 1) Double dig in order to turn a small yard into a year-round produce…

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.…