Some Hennepin County Businesses To Start Composting Food Waste In 2020Thousands of businesses in the metro will soon be forced to start composting and recycling their food waste. It's part of a new ordinance Hennepin County created for businesses producing more than a ton of trash every week.
Proposal Aims To Require Compostable To-Go Containers For St. Paul Restaurants By 2021A proposal going before the St. Paul City Council would reportedly require restaurants and convenience stores to replace their plastic to-go containers with compostable alternatives by January of 2021.
Where Do All Our Raked Leaves Go?Minnesotans collect an incredible amount of leaves and yard waste through raking, mulching, blowing and sweeping up the streets.
Mpls. Getting Ready For Citywide Organics RecyclingCitywide organics recycling is coming to Minneapolis. The city announced Wednesday that this spring all residents interested in the curbside service will be able to participate in the program.
Target Field Becomes 'Trash Free'The Minnesota Twins are off to a good start this season, and now Target Field also has some bragging rights. The Twins say they now have the greenest ballpark in Major League Baseball. This comes after a partnership with a company called Eco Products in the effort to cut down on plastic.
Top 5 Earth Day ResolutionsWho 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.
Study: Compost Industry Brings Jobs, $148M To Minn. EconomyThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says a recent state-wide study showed that the composting industry created hundreds of jobs and was responsible for $148 million in total estimated economic activity.
Minneapolis To Start Yard Waste PickupThe 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.
Hennepin Co. Residents Recycle More In 2012Thanks to significant improvements in waste reduction and recycling programs, residents of Hennepin County increased their recycling efforts to 43 percent in 2012.
Prison Compost Program Puts Worms To WorkThe Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater has been feeding more than 1,600 people a day, three meals a day.
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.
Crews Hope To Revive Dying Oaks With Food ScrapsNearly 100 dying oak trees at Minnehaha Park could get a second chance at life because of some green technology.
Best Ways To Go Green And Save MoneyReduce 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.