Earth Day

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Mpls. Businesses Brace For Styrofoam Container Ban

A ban on Styrofoam containers in Minneapolis restaurants went into effect on Earth Day, Wednesday.

The ordinance requires all food and drinks prepared for dine-in or take-out to be placed in packaging that can re-used, recycled, or composted.

04/22/2015

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4 Things To Know: Possible Church Attacks In Paris, Earth Day & More

Here is a look at the four stories you need to know for Wednesday, April 22.

04/22/2015

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Rid Yourself Of Old Technology Safely, Smartly

In honor of protecting our planet, WCCO This Morning spoke with Amanda La Grange of Tech Dump to learn more about how to get rid of old technology smartly and safely.

04/22/2015

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New Mpls. Takeout Container Rules Go Into Effect On Earth Day

Wednesday is Earth Day, and new rules on restaurant takeout packaging will go into effect in Minneapolis.

04/21/2015

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Earth Day 2015: How Much Do Trees Cost?

Ready to plant a tree? Here’s a breakdown of some of the most popular types and their costs.

04/21/2015

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Earth Day 2015: How To Plant A Tree

So it’s Earth Day and everyone is saying you should plant a tree, but exactly what goes into planting one? It takes more preparation and skill than you might think.

04/21/2015

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Best Ways To Celebrate Earth Day In Minnesota

Don’t let Earth Day pass by without taking time to value its meaning.

04/20/2015

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Top 5 Apps To Help You Go Green

If you’re ready to take your overall going green experience to the next level, check out some of these apps that can help you reduce your harmful impacts on earth.

04/14/2015

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Top 7 Environmental & Eco-Friendly Films

In recent years, Hollywood has financed and developed more and more films that draw attention to the effects of humans on planet earth.

04/13/2015

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What Happens When We Don’t Go Green

From numbers standpoint, the harm done to the planet is quite surprising.

04/09/2015

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Top 5 Earth Day Resolutions

Who says resolutions are solely for New Year’s Eve? This Earth Day, why not try a few new resolutions that can keep planet earth a little happier and healthier.

04/08/2015

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What Is Earth Day And Why Is It So Important?

For many, Earth Day is simply a day that comes and goes, but the meaning behind the day means much more just planting a few trees.

04/08/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: April Deals

This week we turn another page on the calendar and welcome in April. Deals expert Carrie Rocha Gets Us Movin’ with great bargains this month.

03/30/2015

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Minneapolis To Ban Styrofoam By 2015

Those white Styrofoam take out containers will soon be banned in Minneapolis. The city council has adopted a measure to amend the city code that will outlaw Styrofoam containers starting on Earth Day, April 22, 2015.

05/24/2014

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Earth Week: How Much Your Electronics Cost Per Year

We’ve dubbed this week “Earth Week” on the WCCO this Morning Show and are exploring several ways to learn about being more eco-friendly. It’s been a good opportunity to think about our impact on the environment. One way people go eco-friendly is remembering to turn off the lights.

04/24/2014

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Local Company Offers Eco-Friendly Options For Your Home

We’re having a week-long celebration to honor Earth Day and on Wednesday we’re learning about some green products to make your home more eco-friendly. Some of the ideas might blow your mind. We spoke with the experts at Natural Built Home to get some ideas on making homes greener.

04/23/2014

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Dayton: I Can’t Declare Moratorium On Frac Mining

In St. Paul Tuesday, Gov. Mark Dayton said he doesn’t have the legal authority to declare a moratorium on frac sand mining in southeastern Minnesota. This announcement comes after dozens of residents delivered a petition to his office asking for one. Both sides of the Mississippi River bluffs are home to a special kind of sand that’s used in frac mining for oil and gas.

04/22/2014

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Como Zoo Polar Bears Have Live Playdate On Earth Day

Como Zoo’s two polar bears, Buzz and Neil, are going global this Earth Day on a live broadcast around the world, and you can check it out. The bears will take part in what could be called a worldwide play date.

04/22/2014

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Activists To Deliver Silica Sand Mining Petitions

Activists plan to mark Earth Day by delivering over 6,000 petition signatures to Gov. Mark Dayton calling for a two-year moratorium on silica sand mining in southeastern Minnesota.

04/22/2014

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Celebrate Earth Day With 50 Ways To Improve The Environment

A Twin Cities company is offering 50 ways to improve the environment. Alison Fairbanks owns Promise 50, a website designed to help people find ways to save the planet. She said there are a lot of people who already recycle, but there’s more to do, like bringing reusable bags to the grocery store.

04/21/2014

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Best Ways To Celebrate Earth Day 2013 In Minnesota

How will you celebrate this 43rd anniversary of Earth Day? Here are some of the top Twin Cities spots to enjoy our great outdoors or clean up the local area this Earth Day weekend.

04/08/2013

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St. Paul To Hold Earth Day Event On Harriet Island

St. Paul celebrates Earth Day Sunday with the annual “Wishes for the Sky” event on Harriet Island.

04/21/2012

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Camp Ripley Celebrates Earth Day Early

As a drill sergeant barks the finish times of a morning run, a quiet sanctuary awaits a once injured Saw Whet owl. It’s a simple example of how Camp Ripley is a sanctuary for both soldiers and simpler things.

04/20/2012

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