Thursday, August 23, 2012
Many people think there’s not much you can do with an old mattress. In Minnesota, local governments are collecting old mattresses and recycling and reusing some of the materials in an effort to keep the mattresses from clogging up landfills!
Monday, April 16, 2012
Some Minnesota K-12 schools emphasize environmental education on their own, yet shrinking state aid has made field trips and Environmental Learning Center visits cost-prohibitive for some districts.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
We have all of this great solar technology, so where do we put it? In Minnesota, solar panels are being installed on existing parking garages. This initiative to utilize space that would otherwise be wasted is one of the state’s largest...
Friday, May 11, 2012
Across the country, community farms are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason! Check out this video to learn more about a neighborhood garden in Minnesota. Do you think any of their crops will be on their Thanksgiving tables this...
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
How can communities take advantage of local resources to produce enough energy to meet their needs? This research program from the University of Minnesota is trying to find out.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Provisions in the United States' 2012 Farm Bill could sustain environmental stewardship going forward. Conservation practices like alternative tilling help farmers reduce topsoil erosion and improve area water quality.
Tags: farm, Policy, conservation, congress, water quality, united states, no-till, topsoil, sustainable farms, land
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Minneapolis-based Project for Pride in Living ppl-inc.org strives to transform economic value in discarded consumer materials (mainly plastic bags and mattresses) while investing in the economic potential