Tag Archive for zero-waste events

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…

Sustainable We Forum: Putting a Value on Waste, by Design

At the second Sustainable We forum, in November 2015, the take-away from the group conversation seemed to come down to three bullet points: Minneapolis has the capacity, if not yet the policies, to emphasize even more sustainable social values; Minneapolis has the innovators, if not yet the awareness about them, to lift up stronger design…

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…

Linden Hills: Conscious Living Expo

For the last few years, the Lake Harriet Spiritual Center (LHSC, 4401 Upton) has been hosting the Conscious Living Expo, a day-long gathering of local vendors and workshops designed to help individuals and families Live Healthy, Live Green. This year the zero-waste event is Saturday, April 4, 10am-5pm, at LHSC. It is sponsored by the…

Spotlight: Eureka Recycling Tackles Zero-Waste

Eureka Recycling specializes in zero waste, and is one of the largest zero-waste organizations in the nation. The Northeast Minneapolis-based non-profit tracks national, regional and local developments, using its expertise to advocate for practices that help individuals, organizations, and communities understand the significance of zero waste and to achieve their own zero-waste goals. Tim Brownell,…

Eureka Recycling: Spotlight on Locals

Eureka Recycling spotlights individuals who let them know about ways they are contributing to cleaner garbage. Here is one of them: Tom Winckelman, 14, is an intern at Mill City Farmers Market in Minneapolis and is the son of Eureka Recycling board member Kathy Klink. Jesse Haas, the assistant manager at Mill City Farmers Market,…