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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…

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…

Minneapolis Sustainable Design: Where Is It?

The sustainable design going up at Edison High School in Northeast Minneapolis Summer 2015 (photo: AWH Architect Alex Haecker)

As I consciously and slowly build the smart content on MPLS Green to network and build awareness of Minneapolis sustainable design in its interlocking parts, I’m having interesting conversations with many architects, designers and entrepreneurs. I’m also learning of the eco-village communities that are growing in other parts of the world, like Malaysia. More to…