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Minneapolis To Start Yard Waste Pickup

The snow’s nearly gone, the mud is starting to dry out, and that means it’s just about time to get rid of the yard waste left over from winter. The City of Minneapolis announced that their yard waste pickup will start up this week.

04/08/2014

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Hennepin Co. Residents Recycle More In 2012

Thanks to significant improvements in waste reduction and recycling programs, residents of Hennepin County increased their recycling efforts to 43 percent in 2012.

04/29/2013

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Prison Compost Program Puts Worms To Work

The Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater has been feeding more than 1,600 people a day, three meals a day.

12/21/2012

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Good Question: Where Do The Leaves Go?

It’s that time of year to rake the leaves — bags upon bags can be seen lining the streets.

10/18/2012

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Crews Hope To Revive Dying Oaks With Food Scraps

Nearly 100 dying oak trees at Minnehaha Park could get a second chance at life because of some green technology.

07/19/2011

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Best Ways To Go Green And Save Money

Reduce your carbon footprint. Go green. Recycle, reduce, reuse. Save the planet.

These are just some of the popular sayings we’ve heard over the years about protecting our environment and they’ve seemed to make a difference as the “green movement” grows bigger and bigger year after year.

The most significant impact may be the awareness raised about protecting the Earth, but the money-saving side effect has been a plus too.

That’s why we wanted to share 10 of the best ways to go green and save some green. We’ve talked with some experts in fields of energy efficiency and sustainable living — Mary Morse, the Communications Director at the Neighborhood Energy Connection (NEC) in the Twin Cities, and the folks over at ENERGY STAR as well as the Worldwatch Institute in Washington, D.C. — to help us bring you some easy ways to go green and save you money.

CBS Minnesota–11/09/2010

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