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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…

Why I’m Tired of the Climate Change Discussion

Pope Francis

By Sophia Morrissette, 16, Minneapolis, as Pope Francis prepares his talk to U.S. Congress As a teenager, I’m tired of talking about climate change. At school, I’ve seen An Inconvenient Truth about 20 times and done a project on polar bears or renewable energy sources almost every year. We’re taught that blasting hot or cool…

Green Good Housekeeping Products

The Good Housekeeping Institute has been testing the “Green-ness” of households products since 2009. Products are evaluated by GHI scientists and engineers for use of materials, ingredients and composition; water, energy and waste reduction in manufacturing and packaging; carbon-emission-reduction aspects of distribution and transportation; corporate social responsibility. Green-approved Products See the website for more Benjamin…

What is “green” and what is not?

It is confusing to know which product packaging is honest about its “eco-friendly” status. Especially since the lifecycle of a product — and its packaging — is something about which even its manufacturers aren’t fully informed. It is a confusing area, with many labels used that are only partially accurate. According to the white paper…